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May 28, 2019

Dear friends, The seriousness of the water quality issue as it pertains to Ohio agriculture has never been greater than it is right now. With the recent passage of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), Lake Erie has now been granted the same legal rights normally reserved for a person. That means that any Toledoan who believes a business in the watershed is doing something they deem as detrimental to the lake could sue… Read More

May 28, 2019

In March, Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board members traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for issues crucial to the soybean industry. The visit coincided with the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) board meeting. OSA board members who traveled to D.C. included Scott Metzger, OSA president and Ross County farmer; Ryan Rhoades, OSA First Vice President and farmer from Marion County; Bret Davis, ASA secretary and farmer from Delaware County; Jerry Bambauer of Auglaize County; and Andy… Read More

May 28, 2019

By Julia Brown For some, it might be hard to imagine soybeans playing a role in ending human trafficking, but talk to Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co., and the relationship between the two makes a little more sense. Eleventh Candle Co. is a social enterprise in Worthington, Ohio, working to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction, and bring awareness to human trafficking. The company all… Read More

May 15, 2019

The ongoing escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China is threatening the livelihood of Ohio soybean farmers. Since tariffs were put in place last year, soybean prices have dropped 20-25 percent. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has been fighting against the use of tariffs from the beginning because farmers want to be able to compete in a free market. When they do, they thrive. “This is simply unacceptable,” said Scott Metzger, OSA… Read More

May 3, 2019

  The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Soybean Association testified on May 3, 2019 on behalf of the H2Ohio provision in the 2020-2021 Operating Budget (Sub. H.B. 166). Full testimony can be viewed here. Read More