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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

September 15, 2019

Few people have worked with the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff longer than Dr. Ram Lalgudi. Lalgudi, who works with OSC on the development of new uses for soybeans, has collaborated with the checkoff since 2003. He started out at Battelle, a Columbus-based science and technology development company, and has since started his own company, Aries Science and Technology. His first project was developing a soy-based pressure-sensitive adhesive. “I feel very fortunate that… Read More

September 3, 2019

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 product. While in… Read More

September 3, 2019

The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, While the nation is enjoying unprecedented economic growth, America’s farmers are not enjoying the same economic gains. Your administration’s ongoing actions to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – including the recent wave of refinery exemptions – are adding to farmers’ and biodiesel producers’ economic pain. Under your… Read More