January 3, 2020

After being elected first vice president of the Ohio Soybean Association and serving in that position throughout 2019, I’m proud to move into the role of president for 2020. I want to thank my fellow board members for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to lead our organization over the next year. I especially thank our immediate-past president, Scott Metzger, for his leadership. During the OSA December board meeting, the board elected the other… Read More

December 20, 2019

HOUSE PASSES USMCA The House overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on a 385 to 41 vote Thursday, sending the new North American trade pact to the Senate, where it should pass easily early next year. Soy growers, other agriculture and business groups have rallied collectively for months to ensure the House of Representatives would pass the “new NAFTA” before the fade of 2019. Mexico is the #2 market for whole beans, meal and oil, and… Read More

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

November 6, 2019

As the old saying goes, show — don’t tell. For the Ohio soybean checkoff-funded program, Future Eats, this saying is useful when trying to educate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) about modern agriculture. The best way to educate students about how today’s farmers grow crops is to bring them on a farm tour. Since October 2018, Future Eats has held three farm tours with students from OSU, with participants ranging from people who… Read More