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August 31, 2018

The Ohio State Fair finished its 2018 season with over 908,000 estimated visitors, and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff were there to see it all. For 12 days, OSC hosted a booth in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building. There, visitors could run the famous pig race; learn about soil compaction, biodiesel, and biotechnology; or take photos in a farm-themed photo booth. The display was also featured as part of the… Read More

August 30, 2018

By Kayla Weaver As fall colors pop up across the landscape, producers may feel like their crops have made it across the finish line and the hard part is behind them. However, as soybeans reach maturity and begin to dry for harvest, farmers should be mindful of potential areas of pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain. Laura Lindsey, assistant professor of soybean and small grain production at The Ohio State University offers her top five… Read More

August 30, 2018

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of soybeans and six other farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases of various impacted U.S. agricultural products, and a Trade Promotion Program to develop foreign markets for American agricultural exports.   The Ohio… Read More

August 30, 2018

Light Curable Coatings, a bio-preferred floor coating that was developed through funding from the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio soybean farmers’ checkoff, has been designated as a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards. Winners will be announced in November at the fourth annual R&D 100 conference. The R&D 100 Awards program honors the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges… Read More

August 28, 2018

Since China — the largest importer of U.S. soy — announced its plans for retaliatory tariffs for the United States in April, soybean growers have been in a kind of limbo, unsure of how exactly the tariffs will affect this year’s prices. But the numbers are starting to come in. Soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade dropped 14 percent in June, the largest loss in four years. Current soybean prices are falling below… Read More