Articles


April 11, 2017

The U.S. is the second largest consumer of seafood, yet it imports 85% of the seafood it consumes. This offers a tremendous opportunity for U.S. farmers, especially soybean farmers as soy is an excellent feedstock for many species of fish. However, growing an industry comes with challenges. An Ohio farmer from West Mansfield, Ohio has stepped up to tackle these challenges head on as chairman of the national Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA). “The Soy Aquaculture… Read More

February 28, 2017

With a large majority of Americans being two or more generations removed from farms and agriculture, it is rare that children get to have a first-hand experience in any aspect of the industry. About five years ago, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff program took on an initiative to get agriculture into classrooms around the state by training teachers on curriculum and providing them all the materials necessary to hatch chicks in their… Read More

February 21, 2017

The 2017 Ohio Professional Pork Producers Symposium was held on Feb. 15 at the Columbus Crowne Plaza North as a part of the 2017 Ohio Pork Congress where the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) received the “2016 Friends of the Ohio Pork Industry award” from the Ohio Pork Council (OPC). The award recognizes an individual, organization or company that has made a substantial impact on OPC in the given year. The work of OPC is made… Read More

January 17, 2017

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector of food production. Global fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) partnered with Battelle and Kentucky State University to develop and evaluate a new technology that could revolutionize the modern aquaculture (“fish farming”) industry. The technology completely removes non-digestible carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) without compromising the amino acid composition, making it easier for fish to digest. Initial testing has shown that EnzoMeal™, an improved… Read More

October 6, 2015

As the temperatures cool off and leaves drift from the trees, many people begin planning their Thanksgiving dinner. Although each group’s meal is as unique as those seated around the table, the iconic turkey remains the centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.   While consumer demand for turkeys is at its peak during the fall, the folks at Bowman and Landes farm have turkeys at the forefront of their thoughts for much of the… Read More