July 18, 2019

Includes Funding for Water Quality and Nutrient Management Programs The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) applauds the recent passage of the state budget that includes beneficial tax policy changes for farmers, as well as long-term, financial support for water quality and nutrient management programs. OSA’s farmer leaders have been working at the Statehouse throughout the process to ensure its members’ voices are heard. “We thank the Ohio House, Ohio Senate and Gov. DeWine’s Administration for working… Read More

July 17, 2019

As Ohio soybean farmers continue to tackle this year’s unprecedented challenges in growing and marketing a crop, it remains essential to maintain and improve the transportation system used to get their products to markets around the world. With that in mind, the United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced a $2 million allocation to help offset the planning, design, and research costs of deepening the lower Mississippi River from 45 ft. to 50 ft. According to… Read More

June 28, 2019

By Kayla Weaver From outside the industry, seed treatments might just look like a fun way to color code your seeds, but a farmer knows seed treatments are an effective tool to provide an emerging crop with protection from insects and diseases in the soil that may prove detrimental to seedlings. These colorful coatings allow the plants to get a solid start which serves as the foundation for a strong crop in the fall. However,… Read More

June 28, 2019

By Courtney Heiser The Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff fund many different research projects that utilize soybeans, thus increasing demand for soybeans and helping farmers become more profitable. OSC continually works to explore new, innovative market outlets for soybeans and their by-products. Below are some of the latest research ventures that aim to increase market value for soy growers. Torrified Hulls Torrified hulls to replace carbon black is a compounding filler produced from a… Read More

June 28, 2019

By Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition As Ohio and U.S. soybeans remain under pressure due to uncooperative weather and growing conditions, on the supply side of the equation, and international marketing challenges, on the demand side of the equation, it becomes all the more essential to ensure our nation’s multi-modal transportation — the connection between supply and demand — is emphasized and prioritized. Unfavorable growing conditions is often a function of the weather. Read More