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January 3, 2020

Bill Bayliss of Logan County has been appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). USB manages the national soybean checkoff which was created by the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Information Act. The board is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. The newly appointed farmer-leaders were sworn in as directors at the USB annual meeting in St. Louis in early… Read More

January 3, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), in partnership with Persistence Data Mining, Inc. (PDMI), has won its eleventh R&D 100 Award for a revolutionary soil nutrient mapping and testing platform. The PDMI hyperspectral imaging technology, Soilytics™, dramatically improves the efficiency of the soil testing process by eliminating chemical lab tests, making it faster and more cost-effective. The product also provides farmers with actionable data that can help improve both profitability and environmental stewardship. OSC and PDMI… Read More

November 15, 2019

The Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OACI) is an innovative collaboration of agricultural, conservation, environmental and research communities formed in early 2019 to strategically address Ohio’s water quality issues. Specifically, OACI will establish a baseline understanding of current conservation and nutrient management efforts on farm fields and build farmer participation in a new certification program, in partnership with the DeWine Administration.  OACI today released the following statements regarding Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s… Read More

September 17, 2019

For over twenty years, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have been leaders in developing and commercializing new soy-based products that increase the demand for soy. Taking this work to the next level, OSC has launched Airable Research Lab, a new business model and brand that will capitalize on current research and find new opportunities to expand the use of soy in household and commercial products. “The Ohio Soybean Council has been investing… Read More

July 17, 2019

As Ohio soybean farmers continue to tackle this year’s unprecedented challenges in growing and marketing a crop, it remains essential to maintain and improve the transportation system used to get their products to markets around the world. With that in mind, the United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced a $2 million allocation to help offset the planning, design, and research costs of deepening the lower Mississippi River from 45 ft. to 50 ft. According to… Read More