December 27, 2018

At the November Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustees meeting, one topic dominated the conversation: water quality. The meeting, held at the Ohio Statehouse, offered the chance for board members to discuss solutions to the water quality issue and the means to fund that solution. During the meeting, several members of the Ohio Senate and  House of Representatives took a break from the commotion of a lame duck session to speak to the board… Read More

December 27, 2018

This year’s Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium was full of information and conversations to help grain farmers prepare for 2019. The meeting opened with remarks from Lt. Gov. Jon Husted about the DeWine-Husted agenda and how agriculture will fit into that plan in the coming years. “We want to make sure workforce and training opportunities are available to everybody in rural Ohio and we also want to extend broadband to make sure that no matter where… Read More

December 27, 2018

Once again, 2018 proved to be a challenging year for Ohio soybean farmers, with harvest just now wrapping up for some. I hope that everyone had a safe and successful harvest despite all the challenges we have faced. I am honored to serve as your 2019 Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) president. Our new chairman, Allen Armstrong, did a wonderful job serving our organization as president for the past year and I am thankful… Read More

December 11, 2018

At their respective meetings in November, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Boards of Trustees elected their executive committees to lead their organizations in 2019. OSC will maintain the same officers as 2018: Steve Reinhard of Crawford County as chairman, Bill Bateson of Hancock County as vice chairman, Jeff Magyar of Ashtabula County as treasurer, and Bill Bayliss of Logan County as secretary. The board also welcomed… Read More

December 7, 2018

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently elected executive committee members to lead its organization in 2019. Bret Davis, Ohio soybean farmer and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) board member from Delaware County was elected as Secretary. ASA represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international policy issues important to the soybean industry. ASA has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states and more than 300,000 soybean farmers. “We are happy to see Bret elected… Read More