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September 6, 2018

Two of the tenets of the Ohio Soybean Council’s (OSC) strategic plan are driving innovation and expanding markets. Through its partnership with Polynt-Reichhold, OSC is doing just that. The collaboration between Polynt-Reichhold — a global supplier of resin polymers for paints and coatings — and the Ohio Soybean Council started in May 2015 when Polynt-Reichhold received funding for the development of an improved stain-blocking resin for restoration and tannin applications. This year, with additional support… Read More

September 6, 2018

Bill Bayliss – Logan County Our beans look absolutely wonderful — I don’t know how they could look much better at this point. It appears to be as good a year as I could ask for in my area. I’ve seen bean plants that look beautiful and have a couple inches of new growth on top with blooms. We farm in three different counties and it all looks pretty good, but around home… Read More

August 31, 2018

The Ohio State Fair finished its 2018 season with over 908,000 estimated visitors, and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff were there to see it all. For 12 days, OSC hosted a booth in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building. There, visitors could run the famous pig race; learn about soil compaction, biodiesel, and biotechnology; or take photos in a farm-themed photo booth. The display was also featured as part of the… Read More

August 30, 2018

As fall colors pop up across the landscape, producers may feel like their crops have made it across the finish line and the hard part is behind them. However, as soybeans reach maturity and begin to dry for harvest, farmers should be mindful of potential areas of pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain. Laura Lindsey, assistant professor of soybean and small grain production at The Ohio State University offers her top five considerations to make… Read More

August 30, 2018

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of soybeans and six other farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases of various impacted U.S. agricultural products, and a Trade Promotion Program to develop foreign markets for American agricultural exports.   The Ohio… Read More