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May 28, 2019

By Kayla Weaver For many Ohio farmers the 2019 planting season is likely to be more pressing than usual. With a harvest that lasted well into winter for many, and into spring for some, producers were unable to get into the fields for typical post-harvest fieldwork. Ohio Soybean Council board members Scott Metzger and Nathan Eckel gave an update on their operations as they wait for conditions to come to together for planting. Scott Metzger… Read More

May 28, 2019

Since its debut in 2017, the Ohio Soybean’s Council’s Precision Ag Reviews (PAR) has helped connect farmers through an online review system for precision ag technology and equipment. Last year, PAR had its own booth at Commodity Classic and was featured in the event’s What’s New session series, where over 600 attendees learned about the website. This year, PAR headed to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and Commodity Classic in Orlando. Farm shows… Read More

May 28, 2019

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) invests checkoff money into projects that will benefit soybean farmers and make them more profitable, and the Board of Trustees expects results. One way to measure those results is through awards and honors given to the Council throughout the year. Here are some of the awards the Ohio soybean checkoff won for work accomplished in 2018. In addition to these awards, last November OSC also won two R&D 100 awards,… Read More

May 28, 2019

By Kayla Weaver Every farmer must enter spring with a certain sense of hope that the passing of the seasons will bring a prosperous harvest. While that is true for Hillsboro farmer Adam Vance, this time around he’s also carrying a renewed sense of optimism for his career. Vance recently attended the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Young Leader program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, where he gained knowledge on new technologies, agricultural issues and most importantly… Read More

May 28, 2019

House Bill 62 – Transportation Budget In early April, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 62, a transportation budget bill that will raise Ohio’s gas and diesel tax, currently at 28 cents a gallon, to 38.5 cents for gas and 47 cents for diesel. Additionally, front license plates will no longer be required by July 1, 2020. The budget goes into effect in July 2019. Senate Bill 57 – Hemp This bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Read More