September 6, 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Ohio State Fair welcomed a full crowd back onto the fairgrounds in late July and early August. With livestock sales shattering previous records and fair attendance reaching over 850,000 people, it is safe to say that many were happy to see the barns filled and sky ride running again. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) had several footprints across the fairgrounds during its twelve-day period. In partnership with the… Read More

September 6, 2022

In early July, several Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board members and staff visited Washington, D.C. to talk with the Ohio Congressional delegation and their staffs about policy priorities for the soybean industry. Topics discussed included the 2023 Farm Bill, biofuels, aquaculture and transportation and infrastructure concerns. “Our OSA teams spoke with 14 members of Congress and their staffs about a wide variety of topics that affect our day-to-day operations in Ohio,” said OSA President Patrick… Read More

September 6, 2022

For farmers, it’s no secret that fall is one of our busiest times of year. Long days away from loved ones are tough, but the feeling you get when you finally finish your last field is the best. While we are working hard to bring in the harvest, our Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) organizations are working hard to ensure that the beans we bring in will have places to go. Read More

August 12, 2022

Airable is developing a soy-based conversion coating chemical. Conversion coatings are chemical or electro-chemical treatments applied to a metal surface. The surface of the material will chemically react to form a thin, superficial coating of altered metal. This new coating offers a protective layer for the material, enhances surface hardness, and improves adherence so that other coatings—such as paint—stick to the surface. These conversion coatings can be applied either by spraying the chemicals onto the… Read More

August 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency recently announced its expansion of double crop insurance opportunities for soybeans in at least 681 counties nationwide, a move that the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) supports. The new expansion covers virtually all Ohio counties, allowing farmers in the Buckeye State to reduce the economic risk associated with growing two crops on the same land in the same year. OSA met with representatives from RMA in June to… Read More