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December 11, 2018

At their respective meetings in November, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Boards of Trustees elected their executive committees to lead their organizations in 2019. OSC will maintain the same officers as 2018: Steve Reinhard of Crawford County as chairman, Bill Bateson of Hancock County as vice chairman, Jeff Magyar of Ashtabula County as treasurer, and Bill Bayliss of Logan County as secretary. The board also welcomed… Read More

December 7, 2018

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently elected executive committee members to lead its organization in 2019. Bret Davis, Ohio soybean farmer and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board member from Delaware County was elected as Secretary. ASA represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international policy issues important to the soybean industry. ASA has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states and more than 300,000 soybean farmers. “We are happy to see Bret elected… Read More

December 5, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) congratulates Rep. Brian Hill of Zanesville on his recent selection to the Ohio Senate to fill the vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s election to Congress. Previously serving the 97th District, Rep. Hill will now represent Fairfield, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Guernsey counties, as well as portions of Pickaway and Athens counties. As a farmer himself, Rep. Hill has been a good leader and advocate for family farmers in… Read More

September 26, 2018

Yesterday the Administration moved forward on a 10 percent tariff on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, and China quickly retaliated on another $60 billion of U.S. products. This move further escalates the trade dispute between the two countries that began in April of this year and is showing no signs of coming to a resolution.   The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA), along with its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association (ASA), expressed concern… Read More

August 30, 2018

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of soybeans and six other farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases of various impacted U.S. agricultural products, and a Trade Promotion Program to develop foreign markets for American agricultural exports.   The Ohio… Read More