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November 18, 2013

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff are committed to funding the research, development and commercialization of new industrial uses for soybeans. In fact, through a broad range of initiatives, soybeans play a key role in creating a wide variety of new innovative products. Recently, scientists at Battelle, a global research and development organization based in Columbus, Ohio have developed a chemistry to make diapers and other absorbent products friendlier to… Read More

November 18, 2013

The food industry is soy oil’s biggest user, but since the onset of trans fat labeling, the U.S. soy industry has lost 4 billion pounds of annual edible-oil market share. That’s the oil from 359 million bushels of soybeans – every year. One way to recapture the U.S. market share soy lost to competitors is by growing high oleic soybeans, which could deliver long-term demand for farmers all around the U.S. High… Read More

November 18, 2013

Beyond the elevator, soybeans play a vital role in the creation of new products, solutions and chemical alternatives for the future. It is the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff’s priority to increase soybean demand through advancements in soy-based research and technology, therefore, increasing your bottom line. A project funded by the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff, United Soybean Board (USB) and six state soybean boards is working to… Read More

November 18, 2013

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff recently hosted the 6th annual Ohio River Tour where 300 farmers, transportation experts, media representatives and industry representatives got to experience first-hand how grain from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky makes its way down the Ohio River to customers all around the world.  Highlighting challenges and opportunities our waterway and river infrastructure system are currently facing, participants heard from local business owners who explained how they… Read More

November 18, 2013

Nearly half of the U.S. soybean crop stays in the United States, but the rest heads beyond our borders to customers around the globe. The same goes for Ohio. More than half of Ohio’s total soybean production is exported to buyers in markets such as Taiwan, China, and Japan. Ohio soybean farmers are in a position to benefit from the international market for Ohio and U.S. soybeans, which the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and… Read More