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March 1, 2020

In January, the farmer board members of both the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) came together for their annual Joint Board Meeting. Both organizations, which serve different purposes in promoting and maintaining the soybean industry in Ohio, converge once a year to discuss the current issues facing the industry and brainstorm ways to navigate those challenges. This year featured presentations that were focused on the future of soybeans in Ohio. First… Read More

March 1, 2020

Farmers have been stepping up to the plate to address water quality concerns for many years. We have funded millions of dollars in research, we have changed the way we farm, and we have been at the table with legislators, researchers, and environmentalists to help chart a successful path forward for Lake Erie. The Ohio Soybean Association and our fellow farm groups will continue telling that story, but we also know that actions will always… Read More

January 16, 2020

USMCA Passes Senate, President Expected to Sign One day after the U.S. and China entered a Phase 1 trade deal, Ohio soybean farmers have another trade win to celebrate following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. USMCA now moves to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has been working diligently with its partner organizations, such as the American Soybean Association (ASA), to… Read More

January 16, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) joined the American Soybean Association today in expressing its appreciation to the Administration for the Phase 1 trade deal with China. Ohio soybean farmers are encouraged by the deal and hopeful the next phase will address the retaliatory tariffs that China placed on U.S. soybean imports in 2018. “The ongoing trade dispute with China has been hard on soybean farmers across the country,” said Ryan Rhoades, OSA president and Marion… Read More

January 3, 2020

After a challenging growing season for farmers across the state, the 2019 Industry Dinner celebrated the efforts of both the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) to better the soybean industry. This year, OSC honored the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) with the Outstanding Achievement Award for their dedication to creating a preference for U.S. soy by building and maintaining relationships across the globe. The U.S. Soybean Export Council was presented with… Read More