July 11, 2022

By Emilie Regula Hancock, OSA Policy & Membership Manager One of the Ohio Soybean Association’s (OSA) top priorities is to support and encourage the increased purchase and use of sustainable biobased products by state agencies. In 2010, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 131 which established a biobased product preference program. This legislation created a preferred purchasing program for companies selling bioproducts – products made with soybeans and other renewable resources. Ohio companies lead… Read More

July 11, 2022

We are entering one of my favorite times of the year — fair season! My family is always busy come the end of July with the Shelby County and Ohio State Fairs. Through 4-H and open shows, my kids and I have taken show pigs to both fairs. Many of you can relate to the stress that comes with show-day preparations but getting to share the summer and memories with your family makes it completely… Read More

July 7, 2022

Those familiar with the soybean checkoff have heard it said over and over — soy is in almost everything. Now DEWALT has introduced a line of biobased Biodegradable Chainsaw Oil made from… you guessed it, soybean oil. New DEWALT Biodegradable Chainsaw Oil is a high-performance biobased formulation that is compatible with all gas and battery-operated saws. As chainsaw oil is a 100 percent loss application, meaning 100 percent of the oil ends up in the… Read More

July 6, 2022

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is looking forward to discussing soybean checkoff investments with farmers all around Ohio. For the third year in a row, representatives from the OSC Board of Trustees and staff are attending Ohio Farm Bureau County annual meetings to talk about project investments of the soybean checkoff. In 2021, OSC attended 28 county annual meetings either in-person or virtually. While there, OSC farmer-board members talked about their experiences on the checkoff… Read More

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