July 1, 2021

Biodiesel is: Biodiesel is America’s Advanced Biofuel. It is a drop-in diesel alternative, made from domestic, renewable resources such as plant oils, animal fats, used cooking oil and even new  sources such as algae. Biodiesel contains no petroleum but can be blended with petroleum diesel. Biodiesel blends can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines. Biodiesel cuts carbon  significantly, and is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Biodiesel is not:… Read More

June 29, 2021

At the Ohio Soybean Association’s (OSA) March meeting, our board decided to partner with our counterparts on the Ohio Soybean Council’s (OSC) board to form a joint committee focused on carbon. It seems like carbon has become the hot button issue in agriculture over the last year and we wanted to explore ways that our boards could support Ohio farmers through this unfamiliar issue. Our boards have long had a focus on science-based practices that… Read More

June 1, 2021

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is excited to welcome Madison Layman to the staff as Communications Coordinator. In this role, she will be responsible for content creation, editorial writing and editing, event management, digital marketing and social media outreach to both farmers and consumers. “Madison is a great addition to our staff and I’m happy to welcome her to the team on behalf of the entire board,” said Bill Bateson, OSC chairman and Hancock County… Read More

May 14, 2021

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) has launched a new website for Ohio farmers interested in learning more about carbon programs. The site will help farmers answer common carbon-related questions, compare carbon programs available in Ohio and compile the questions they need to consider before enrolling in a program. Interested farmers can also sign-up to receive bi-weekly email updates about the latest news affecting carbon markets. The new site is available at “Right now,… Read More

May 3, 2021

Membership is the key to the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) policy and legislative efforts. Through OSA’s representation at the state and federal levels, we promote and encourage growth and profitability of the soybean industry. Membership is available to soybean producers, industry members and anyone else who advocates for the growth of the industry. Where does that leave younger soybean advocates? Students and young adults are still passionate about the industry  but may not know how… Read More