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April 10, 2019

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and Ohio Soybean Association today expressed support for Gov. Mike DeWine’s approach to improve water quality and protect the long-term sustainability of family farms in Ohio. The administration’s proposed H2Ohio initiative includes significant resources for the implementation of best management practices, such as cover crops, buffer strips, equipment, and precision technology that will help farmers keep nutrients in the soil where they belong.   “Farmers want to… Read More

March 22, 2019

With planting season right around the corner, Ohio soybean farmers are eager to get back out in the fields. But as planting season approaches, it’s important to reevaluate farm safety measures. Even equipment as common as a tractor can pose significant health and safety risks — tractors are the number one cause of farm fatalities in Ohio. Lisa Pfeifer, educational program manager for The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Safety and Health program, shared what farmers… Read More

March 22, 2019

By Kayla Weaver Farmers are faced with a lot of decisions each spring. Deciding on a seed lubricant has typically come down to choosing between the dusty, dark graphite that can easily stain your hands and clothes or the powdery, white talc that could be dangerous if high amounts are inhaled. While both perform the necessary function, neither is a pleasure to work with. In 2011, Dave Kloostra and Brian Tulley came together to form… Read More

March 22, 2019

At the end of January, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Boards of Trustees held their annual joint board meeting. The meeting allows members of both boards to come together to learn about the most important issues facing Ohio soybean farmers to help shape how the boards view their respective priorities in the new year. This year’s meeting focused primarily on two topics: water quality and precision agriculture/blockchain. First, board members… Read More

March 22, 2019

It would be difficult to bring more than 1,200 students to farms during planting and harvesting season — it’s much easier to bring the farms to them. In 2018, students from around the state used live video conferencing software to ride along with Ohio soybean farmers as they planted, maintained and harvested their crops and worked to improve water quality on their farms. Students in Ohio and beyond will continue to have the opportunity to… Read More