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December 12, 2019

The Ohio Soybean Association expressed support today for the recent bipartisan agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). OSA and its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association, along with other agricultural groups have been advocating for this agreement to be ratified by year-end. “This is really good news for Ohio soybean farmers and farmers across the country,” said Ryan Rhoades, OSA president and Marion County soybean farmer. “After the year we’ve had with weather issues and… 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

October 29, 2019

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) testified today before the Ohio House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee in support of House Bill 183, a bipartisan effort to create incentives to support new and beginning farmers. “The average age of farmers in Ohio increased from 54.6 in 2012 to 55.8 in 2017,” said Trish Cunningham, OSA Policy Committee Chair who testified on behalf of OSA. “As this increases, the need to support the next generation of farmers… Read More

August 29, 2019

Recent comments by the mayor of Toledo have prompted corn, soybean and wheat farmers throughout Ohio to invite him to witness for himself their hard work and significant investments to protect water quality. For example, last month, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz told WTOL 11 that Toledo’s water has been “polluted for us” by Ohio farmers. Realizing that the mayor has not been educated about farmers’ leadership on conservation issues, Farmers are using the hashtag #WadeIsWelcome to… Read More

July 18, 2019

Includes Funding for Water Quality and Nutrient Management Programs The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) applauds the recent passage of the state budget that includes beneficial tax policy changes for farmers, as well as long-term, financial support for water quality and nutrient management programs. OSA’s farmer leaders have been working at the Statehouse throughout the process to ensure its members’ voices are heard. “We thank the Ohio House, Ohio Senate and Gov. DeWine’s Administration for working… Read More