April 24, 2023

Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee House Bill 33 – Interested Party Written Only Testimony Thursday, April 20, 2023 Chair Edwards and distinguished members of the Ohio House Finance Committee; Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on House Bill 33, which includes several items relating to agriculture. For background, the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is a member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to improving the business climate… Read More

April 3, 2023

Representative Roy Klopenstein represents the 82nd Ohio House District which includes Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert counties. He was elected in November 2022 and is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Prior to his election to the Ohio House, he served as a Paulding County commissioner for the past ten years. He also operates a family farm in Paulding County. Q: What inspired you to run for office?   A: I… Read More

November 17, 2022

Soybeans are incredibly versatile plants. While they are commonly associated with food-based commodities (e.g., soy milk, tofu, and cooking oil), soybean components can replace other raw materials in a surprising diversity of products and services: from paints to plastics, sealants to soaps, biofuels to beer. Of particular note is that soybean components can be modified so that they work in the same way that petroleum-based feedstocks function. In today’s growing market for sustainable products, potential… Read More

November 17, 2022

By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff For Les and Jerry Seiler, soil conservation became a necessity to keep a farm in production. Les Seiler farms with his brother Jerry and son Nathan in Fulton County near Fayette, Ohio. The farm consists of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and alfalfa. The Seilers plant cover crops and use no-till and conservation tillage. “Fulton County has around 62… Read More

November 17, 2022

By Darla Huff, Director of Agriculture, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. For decades, particularly in the Midwest and northern parts of the United States, farmers have utilized tiling and drainage to improve their yields and their business results. Today there is an increased focus on improving environmental water quality in the lakes and rivers across Ohio, and the implementation of programs such as H2Ohio to reduce harmful algal blooms. And with drainage water management (DWM), farmers… Read More