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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

January 3, 2020

After a challenging growing season for farmers across the state, the 2019 Industry Dinner celebrated the efforts of both the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) to better the soybean industry. This year, OSC honored the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) with the Outstanding Achievement Award for their dedication to creating a preference for U.S. soy by building and maintaining relationships across the globe. The U.S. Soybean Export Council was presented with… Read More

January 3, 2020

Bill Bayliss of Logan 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 in early… Read More

January 3, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), in partnership with Persistence Data Mining, Inc. (PDMI), has won its eleventh R&D 100 Award for a revolutionary soil nutrient mapping and testing platform. The PDMI hyperspectral imaging technology, Soilytics™, dramatically improves the efficiency of the soil testing process by eliminating chemical lab tests, making it faster and more cost-effective. The product also provides farmers with actionable data that can help improve both profitability and environmental stewardship. OSC and PDMI… Read More

January 3, 2020

By: Courtney Heiser A flood of emotions filled the Lucas Oil Stadium as the lights dimmed and sea of blue cheered during the final session of the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Twenty-five candidates nervously anticipated the moment they would hear their name called to serve on the 2019–20 National FFA Organization officer team. After the election of four regional vice presidents and the national secretary, 20 candidates remained, including Kolesen McCoy,… Read More