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Iowa Soybean Association

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected board of 21 volunteer farmers and serves more than 11,000 members throughout the state.

Continuous Improvement

Iowa Soybean Association Receives 2020 U.S. Water Prize

Iowa Soybean AssociationAug 10, 2020

The Iowa Soybean Association recently was awarded the 2020 U.S. Water Prize for Outstanding Nonprofit from the U.S. Water Alliance, recognizing their watershed analysis and…

Continuous Improvement

Farmers Demonstrate how Practices Build Resiliency to Variable Weather

Iowa Soybean AssociationDec 26, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers are adapting to variable weather patterns by using practices and making decisions that help their farms be more resilient to changing climate…

Water

U.S. Soy Farmers Employ Conservation Drainage as Sustainability Practice

Iowa Soybean AssociationJan 15, 2019

Conservation drainage helps U.S. Soy farmers to increase yields, conserve water, and reduce nutrient loss, while cutting amounts of nitrates in drainage water. This video…

Water

Wetlands: Nature’s Kidneys

Iowa Soybean AssociationOct 18, 2018

Wetlands are part of a biologically diverse ecosystem that helps U.S. Soy farmers to improve water quality on agricultural lands. Working wetlands help to remove…

Water

Bioreactors: Another Instrument in U.S. Soy Farmers’ Sustainability Toolkits

Iowa Soybean AssociationOct 8, 2018

Wood-chip bioreactors work with tile drainage to help reduce the amount of nitrates in water leaving farms. Bacteria living in the wood chips convert nitrates…