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June 11, 2019

Dear Secretary Perdue: The planting struggles taking place in Ohio this year are well documented. As representatives of Ohio’s agricultural community we are appreciative of the attention that this issue is being given, but we would implore you to provide even clearer guidance on what our farmers can expect long term while also addressing short term solutions that may provide needed relief. Because eligibility for trade assistance payments hinges on plantings in 2019, farmers are… Read More

May 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019 to assist farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. The program will be administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to farmers who grow commodities affected by the trade war, including soybeans. While some information about the program has been announced, many details remain unknown. OSA recommends… Read More

May 31, 2019

Chairman Oelslager, Vice Chair Scherer, Ranking Member Cera and distinguished members of the House Finance Committee; The Ohio Soybean Association like to express our support for funding of the H2Ohio within the 2020-2021 Operating Budget. We support a funding plan to help improve water quality and protect the long-term sustainability of family farms in Ohio. The proposed H2Ohio initiatives include significant resources for the implementation of best management practices (BMPs), such as cover crops, buffer… Read More

May 28, 2019

As an Ohioan, I appreciate the things that make our state unique including the businesses and recreational opportunities afforded by Lake Erie. As a farmer, I appreciate that agriculture is an integral part of our state’s economy and a large part of our history. Most Ohio farms are steeped in tradition and have been handed down through many generations. While we may have saved one of great grandpa’s old tractors, we have come a long… Read More

May 28, 2019

By Jen Del Carmen, USSEC With so much attention on China over the past year, it’s easy to overlook the other numerous international markets served by U.S. Soy, including many on the Asian continent that need to be considered. Asia offers a wide range of differing export markets. The U. S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) generally divides Asia into three regions: Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Subcontinent. Greater China includes Taiwan… Read More