Articles


December 7, 2018

Jeff Magyar of Ashtabula County has been appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). USB manages the national soybean checkoff which was created by the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Information Act. The board is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. The newly-appointed farmer-leaders were sworn in as directors at the USB annual meeting in St. Louis this week. Read More

December 5, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) congratulates Rep. Brian Hill of Zanesville on his recent selection to the Ohio Senate to fill the vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s election to Congress. Previously serving the 97th District, Rep. Hill will now represent Fairfield, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Guernsey counties, as well as portions of Pickaway and Athens counties. As a farmer himself, Rep. Hill has been a good leader and advocate for family farmers in… Read More

November 29, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) received two R&D 100 Awards November 16 at the 56th annual R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida, for a soy-based floor coating that was funded with Ohio soybean farmers’ checkoff dollars. The R&D 100 Awards honor the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. OSC won in cooperation with Light Curable Coatings, Redwood Innovations and Quick Cure Protective Coatings in the Mechanical/Materials category. OSC was also awarded… Read More

November 9, 2018

Jerry Bambauer, At-Large ASA Representative Jerry Bambauer farms nearly 900 acres on his farm in Auglaize County. He serves as a member of the OSA Board of Trustees as well as the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees. He previously served as OSA President, Chairman, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, he served on the American Soybean Association Board of Directors. Jerry holds a B.S. in Animal Science and Agronomy from The Ohio State University. … Read More

November 1, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) invests soybean checkoff dollars into projects that help increase the usage of soybeans and bioproducts. Recently, OSC helped fund a National Biodiesel Board (NBB) project to expand the biodiesel market in locomotives. The vast majority of biodiesel is made of soybean oil, making it a crucial part of the soybean value chain, with the potential for high-volume demand. Demand for biodiesel is increasing because it is clean-burning, better for engine… Read More