October 20, 2023

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) were excited by the announcement of a new Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) soybean crush facility that is slated to be built in Upper Sandusky, OH. The new facility will have an annual crush capacity of 1.5 million metric tons, or over 55 million bushels. The move brings additional, diversified demand for Ohio soybeans in the food, livestock feed, and biofuels markets, and reaffirms global agriculture’s… Read More

June 22, 2023

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is disappointed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2023, 2024, and 2025. RVOs set annual biofuel blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard. OSA does not believe the rule accurately reflects the growth expected in the soy-based diesel industry and falls far below the industry’s current production. The 2023 finalized rule made zero increases to the 2023 volumes compared to the draft rule. For… Read More

August 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency recently announced its expansion of double crop insurance opportunities for soybeans in at least 681 counties nationwide, a move that the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) supports. The new expansion covers virtually all Ohio counties, allowing farmers in the Buckeye State to reduce the economic risk associated with growing two crops on the same land in the same year. OSA met with representatives from RMA in June to… Read More

November 9, 2021

The Infrastructure & Jobs Investment Act was approved Friday in a bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives, after being passed by the Senate in August, and now goes to the President’s desk for signature. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) was pleased to see investments in several soy-related areas contained in key parts of the bill, including $110 billion in funding for roads and bridges and $17 billion for ports and waterways. These investments will… Read More