June 30, 2022

This week in the lab, Alex Shand has been working on a soy-based plugging agent. Plugging agents are just what they sound like: they are used to prevent leakage in places where leaks are not wanted (such as wells) by blocking off permeable membranes or zones that liquids can pass through. These agents are made mostly from gels, graded solids or fine vegetable material. One application for these biodegradable agents is sealing and plugging earthen… Read More

June 17, 2022

By Emilie Regula Hancock, OSA Policy & Membership Manager The Farm Bill is a piece of legislation that impacts every American — from keeping the food supply secure, providing assistance for those who need it and helping conserve the environment. But what is the Farm Bill and how did it become so impactful? The Farm Bill is an omnibus law that governs federal agricultural and food programs. Titles in the Farm Bill cover commodity revenue… Read More

June 17, 2022

Let me begin this letter by asking you to send your thoughts and prayers to those in Ukraine. While the war impacts people around the world, Ukrainian citizens endure the brunt of it all. I  applaud the resilience of Ukrainian citizens and farmers, many of whom were able to get their crop in the ground this spring. Farmers in the United States are in the middle of the 2022 planting season. While you are in… Read More

June 10, 2022

Did you know that the Ohio Soybean Council has received a dozen R&D 100 Awards for soy-based products? That’s the legacy Airable sought to carry forward last week when Barry McGraw submitted applications for two of the lab’s most exciting innovations: a scale inhibitor and a high-melting wax. You’ve read about these achievements in these pages already, so here’s a quick summary. The scale inhibitor is a soy-based additive that prevents the buildup… Read More

June 6, 2022

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees has five district seats up for election this year. All eligible candidates interested in running for the OSC Board must obtain at least 15 valid signatures on the petition available at All petitions must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by mail and must be postmarked no later than July 6, 2022 and received by July 13, 2022. OSC is the Qualified… Read More