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March 17, 2022

Truck to rail to barge. Or perhaps, truck to barge to truck. Or maybe just truck to train. Soybeans travel in many ways and in many forms to locations all around the world. More than 50 percent of Ohio’s soybean crop is exported to domestic and foreign markets each year, making soybeans Ohio’s largest agricultural export. Ohio soybean farmers can benefit from the state’s varied and robust transportation systems. Due to Ohio’s vast system of… Read More

March 17, 2022

There is no doubt that technology has become an essential part of doing business for farmers, equipment retailers and agronomists. Since the 1990s, when GPS units and yield monitors became popular, technology on farms has improved data management, crop production and farm ROI. Because of this, precision agriculture is expected to become a $43.5 billion dollar industry by 2025. This growing branch of agriculture prompted the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) to launch Precision Ag Reviews… Read More

March 17, 2022

WATER QUALITY & NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) strongly supports implementation of the 4R concept of nutrient management — Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place. Supports policies backed by science and research-based discoveries that create practical regulations and avoid undue financial burdens. Opposes any attempt by the state or legislature to regulate commercial fertilizer. Supports H2Ohio program and voluntary best management practices. STATE FUNDING Ohio Department of Agriculture: OSA supports the… Read More

March 17, 2022

Following last season’s harvest, it’s no surprise that Ohio and the United States had record-breaking soybean yields. In the 2021 crop production summary from the United States Department of Agriculture, Ohio soybean production reached 275.72 million bushels with an average yield of about 56.6 bushels per acre. Nationally, soybean production totaled 4.44 billion bushels and an average yield of an estimated 52.4 bushels per acre. A record year across the board! Of course, with every… Read More

March 14, 2022

Concrete has been an essential in construction since 300 BC, when the ancient Romans used it to build their architectural marvels. For just as long, concrete shrinkage, which causes the cracks you see in cement structures, has presented a challenge. Only in the last couple of decades have concrete suppliers turned to shrinkage-reducing additives (SRA) to minimize shrinking and the associated damage. With a relatively new player entering the massive global concrete market (over $700… Read More