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November 6, 2019

In August, farmers, researchers, and state checkoff staff members gathered in Wooster at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center to see the checkoff-funded research being conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU), several of which are funded by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP). NCSRP was established in 1992 by state checkoff organizations in 12 North Central states, including Ohio, as a way to leverage checkoff dollars across state lines and… Read More

November 6, 2019

I know most of us were hoping for a long, warm summer to help fill out the pods from such a late planting season and it appears we’ve gotten that. It’s early October as I write this column and it feels like August. Some have started harvesting and the rest are itching to get going. In this issue of Ohio Soybean News, we’ve got information about new partnerships and upcoming events that I know will… Read More

November 6, 2019

By Kayla Keyser After a rough spring, Ohio farmers are somewhat divided in their experiences this year. While some farmers are tending to business as usual, a large number of farmers in Northern Ohio, especially in the far Northwest counties, have been changing things up out of necessity. With an unprecedented amount of rain keeping farmers out of their fields, many have spent the summer navigating seed returns, crop insurance claims, and whether they should… Read More

October 30, 2019

By Ryan Rhoades, OSA Membership Co-Chair Between an ongoing trade war with China and the record-setting rain this spring, it’s been tough to catch a break. And I get it — when you’re looking at your budget and you have to make cuts, your memberships are probably going to be one of the first things to go. I serve as the Membership Committee Co-Chair for the Ohio Soybean Association (so I may be a little… Read More

October 29, 2019

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) testified today before the Ohio House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee in support of House Bill 183, a bipartisan effort to create incentives to support new and beginning farmers. “The average age of farmers in Ohio increased from 54.6 in 2012 to 55.8 in 2017,” said Trish Cunningham, OSA Policy Committee Chair who testified on behalf of OSA. “As this increases, the need to support the next generation of farmers… Read More