From Farm to Capitol Hill

September 6, 2022 Ohio Soybean Association

In early July, several Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board members and staff visited Washington, D.C. to talk with the Ohio Congressional delegation and their staffs about policy priorities for the soybean industry. Topics discussed included the 2023 Farm Bill, biofuels, aquaculture and transportation and infrastructure concerns.

“Our OSA teams spoke with 14 members of Congress and their staffs about a wide variety of topics that affect our day-to-day operations in Ohio,” said OSA President Patrick Knouff of Shelby County. “Getting these in-depth and informative conversations not only benefits your operation now but increases the opportunities available to future generations of soybean farmers.”

Those joining Knouff for the Hill visits included OSA Vice President Rusty Goebel of Williams County, Treasurer Jerry Bambauer of Auglaize County, Secretary Trish Cunningham of Union County, American Soybean Association Executive Committee Member Scott Metzger of Ross County, Bob Suver of Clark County and Kerrick Wilson of Preble County.

“Our advocacy efforts would not be possible without the support of our membership,” Knouff said. “We are able to voice our concerns with representatives and hopefully make a positive impact for the future generations of soybean farmers. Your membership plays a huge role in allowing us to do that.”