May 31, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019 to assist farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. The program will be administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to farmers who grow commodities affected by the trade war, including soybeans. While some information about the program has been announced, many details remain unknown. OSA recommends… Read More

May 15, 2019

The ongoing escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China is threatening the livelihood of Ohio soybean farmers. Since tariffs were put in place last year, soybean prices have dropped 20-25 percent. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has been fighting against the use of tariffs from the beginning because farmers want to be able to compete in a free market. When they do, they thrive. “This is simply unacceptable,” said Scott Metzger, OSA… Read More

May 3, 2019

  The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Soybean Association testified on May 3, 2019 on behalf of the H2Ohio provision in the 2020-2021 Operating Budget (Sub. H.B. 166). Full testimony can be viewed here. Read More

April 10, 2019

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and Ohio Soybean Association today expressed support for Gov. Mike DeWine’s approach to improve water quality and protect the long-term sustainability of family farms in Ohio. The administration’s proposed H2Ohio initiative includes significant resources for the implementation of best management practices, such as cover crops, buffer strips, equipment, and precision technology that will help farmers keep nutrients in the soil where they belong.   “Farmers want to… Read More

March 5, 2019

The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today expressed their appreciation to Governor Mike DeWine for his pledge in today’s State of the State Address to work together with all stakeholders to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Watershed. Farmers in Northwest Ohio and throughout the state look forward to working with the DeWine Administration to implement science-based solutions that will… Read More