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September 15, 2019

By Kayla Weaver Mike and Todd Feazel have been in the roofing business for nearly three decades. While they started out with a traditional roof replacement company, they have become innovators in the roofing industry with the development of Roof Maxx — a soy-based sealer that can extend the life of a shingle roof. Roof Maxx was developed with support from the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff, including research to help improve the original… Read More

September 15, 2019

By Courtney Heiser Advocacy is the core of the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA). In July, OSA farmer leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for critical issues impacting the soybean industry. Board members also attended the American Soybean Association (ASA) board meeting and Soy Issues Briefing. “We must advocate for these issues to educate our representatives as to what goes on our farms and explain how specific issues like the China 301 tariffs are affecting… Read More

September 15, 2019

The recently reformed Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program offers stability during 2019’s record-setting wet planting season that derailed much of the state’s agricultural efforts this spring. In 2017, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 49 (HB 49), Ohio’s operating budget, into law which included changes for determining the value for farmland through the CAUV program. Prior to this updated CAUV program, Ohio farmland had seen up to a 300 percent increase in taxable value,… Read More

September 15, 2019

I don’t have to tell you what a challenging and stressful year it’s been — you’ve been living it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reporting over a million acres went unplanted in Ohio this year. That’s the most unplanted acres our state has seen since the agency started keeping that specific record in 2007. I’ve spoken with some guys who have been farming for decades and they don’t remember ever seeing it this… Read More

September 15, 2019

Ann a Schmenk is a former Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship recipient who graduated from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a B.S. in Food Science and Technology. Q: What inspired you to pursue your degree? A: Growing up on a soybean and corn farm and working on my uncle’s dairy farm feeding all those hungry workers had a huge influence on me pursuing a degree in Food… Read More