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March 19, 2020

Yesterday the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) joined the other major Ohio agriculture organizations in sending a letter to Governor Mike DeWine, expressing thanks for his leadership and pledging the full commitment of Ohio agriculture in meeting the challenges of the situation caused by COVID-19. The letter also acknowledged the leadership of Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Pelanda, and officially requested that the Governor designate the agriculture commodity sector as… Read More

March 17, 2020

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 is creating unprecedented challenges for all of us, both personally and professionally. First and foremost, we want to emphasize the commitment of the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) to the health and safety of our board members, employees, colleagues, and the general public. Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, our staff will mainly be working… Read More

March 15, 2020

Senator Frank Hoagland is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing southeastern Ohio, including the counties of Carroll, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont, Noble, Monroe, Washington, Athens, Meigs and a portion of Vinton county. He is both a small business owner and a retired Navy Seal. As a state senator, he looks forward to working on issues important to the people of his district, including jobs and economic development, education, veterans affairs and fighting… Read More

January 16, 2020

USMCA Passes Senate, President Expected to Sign One day after the U.S. and China entered a Phase 1 trade deal, Ohio soybean farmers have another trade win to celebrate following the U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. USMCA now moves to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has been working diligently with its partner organizations, such as the American Soybean Association (ASA), to… Read More

January 16, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) joined the American Soybean Association today in expressing its appreciation to the Administration for the Phase 1 trade deal with China. Ohio soybean farmers are encouraged by the deal and hopeful the next phase will address the retaliatory tariffs that China placed on U.S. soybean imports in 2018. “The ongoing trade dispute with China has been hard on soybean farmers across the country,” said Ryan Rhoades, OSA president and Marion… Read More