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September 26, 2018

Yesterday the Administration moved forward on a 10 percent tariff on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, and China quickly retaliated on another $60 billion of U.S. products. This move further escalates the trade dispute between the two countries that began in April of this year and is showing no signs of coming to a resolution.   The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA), along with its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association (ASA), expressed concern… Read More

September 15, 2018

Todd Hesterman, Ohio Soybean Association Chairman, Henry County soybean farmer Fall is our most iconic season. It brings with it long harvest days and nights, along with a tremendous feeling of satisfaction when we see that final truck load leave the field. However, we all know some harvests are better than others and being in this business means occasionally weathering ups and downs out of our control. Take for example the retaliatory tariffs China… Read More

September 6, 2018

With farmers in Ohio under increased scrutiny for nutrient run-off, soil tests can help growers make decisions about which nutrients should be applied for a viable crop in the upcoming season. Soil testing also gives farmers another layer of data that lends itself to improving production practices and overall farm management. While there are several methods to test soil, the end goal is the same — to obtain high quality data that offers an accurate… Read More

September 6, 2018

Q: How did you first get involved with the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC)? A: I’m fortunate enough to have served in the State House as a Representative years ago and it was there that I first learned about the wide variety of OSC research projects. I was impressed by the number of private companies and university researchers they were collaborating with, including the Ohio Bioproduct Innovation Center at The Ohio State University. Developing new products… Read More

September 6, 2018

How easy-to-use is the Intellislope Tile Plow Control System? Is the Raven Accuflow Vortex worth the price? Can the Weedseeker Automatic Spot Spray System accurately identify and target weeds? The answers to all these questions can be found on Precision Ag Reviews, Ohio Soybean Council’s website for farmers making important precision ag equipment decisions, created with funding from Ohio’s soybean checkoff program. Precision Ag Reviews was developed by farmers for farmers to provide and get… Read More