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February 18, 2019

The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today expressed their appreciation to the Ohio General Assembly for its proposal to address water quality among the priority legislation for the new session. Senate Bill 2, cosponsored by Sen. Matt Dolan and Sen. Bob Peterson, proposes to create a statewide watershed planning structure for programs to be implemented by local soil and water conservation districts. “Ohio lawmakers are sending a… Read More

February 7, 2019

On February 26, citizens of Toledo will vote on whether to amend their city charter to include the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR). But what is the LEBOR? And how does it affect farmers? What does the LEBOR do? LEBOR “establishes irrevocable rights for the Lake Erie Ecosystem to exist, flourish and naturally evolve, a right to a healthy environment for the residents of Toledo, and which elevates the rights of the community and… Read More

December 28, 2018

Ohio’s corn, soybean and wheat farmers applaud the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new rules that will improve the procedure for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation plans. Earlier this month, Ohio EPA established additional steps to involve interested and affected parties, including farmers, in the TMDL process. “The continuous improvement of water quality is a priority of our farmers, and it is essential for them to be part of all decisions that impact… Read More

December 28, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) elected new members to its Board of Trustees at its annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium, on Tuesday. Each person was elected to a 3-year term on the board. Rusty Goebel of Williams County was elected to serve District 1, which includes Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams Counties. Goebel operates a 2,000-acre corn, soybean, wheat and livestock operation in Stryker, Ohio. He’s a board member… Read More

December 28, 2018

By Kayla Weaver U.S. farmers deal in a world market, it’s no longer just about what a neighbor needs or if grain can be shipped to livestock operations in other states. The market for U.S. soy also depends on what people on the other side of the globe are having for dinner. The steady demand for U.S. soybean exports has been largely favorable over the years, but with recent political decisions and record yields sending… Read More