August 3, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) congratulates Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) on his recent appointment to the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. Ryan Rhoades, OSA president and Marion County soybean farmer, made the following statement. “On behalf of the Ohio Soybean Association and its members, we congratulate Rep. Balderson for his appointment to the House Agriculture Committee. His experience working on a family farm will undoubtedly be an asset to the committee and… Read More

July 20, 2020

In 2020, elected officials are more accessible to their constituents than ever before. Calling and writing letters or emails are all excellent ways to interact with them, but social media offers a simple and effective way to stay up-to-date on their activity while also voicing your own opinion. In fact, a report from the Congressional Management Foundation indicates that as few as 10 social media posts to a member of Congress is enough to catch… Read More

July 1, 2020

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force today, July 1. The free trade agreement between the three member countries is intended to update and largely replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which took effect in 1994. The Agreement seeks to improve and modernize approaches to rules of origin, agricultural market access, intellectual property, digital trade, financial services, labor and numerous other sectors. The Agreement also addresses trade rules related to agricultural… Read More

June 12, 2020

By Dr. Mark Loux, professor and weed science specialist at The Ohio State University On June 3, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a case concerning the use of dicamba on Xtend soybeans. This decision voided the labels for XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan that allow use on Xtend soybeans. Tavium was not included in this decision, because it was not approved for use when the… Read More

June 9, 2020

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a key order providing farmers with needed clarity following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3, 2020 vacatur of three dicamba registrations. Today’s cancellation order outlines limited and specific circumstances under which existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products can be used for a limited period of time. EPA’s order will advance protection of public health and the environment by ensuring use of existing stocks follows… Read More