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

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