April 23, 2014

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) recently recognized Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) as OSA Legislators of the Year. OSA awards this distinction to a legislator or legislators who have shown a tremendous contribution to the success of the Ohio soybean industry. Brown and Gibbs both played critical roles in the passage of the farm bill in early 2014 as both men served on their respective chambers’ Agriculture Committee. Thanks to their… Read More

April 11, 2014

The Ohio House of Representative approved Senate Bill 150 (SB 150) today, a bill which will now require one farmer per farm operation to be certified to apply fertilizer. “The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) have always taken the quality of Ohio’s water very seriously,” said Brent Hostetler, OCWGA president and Madison County farmer. “Both organizations have worked together through the entire process of this bill to… Read More

March 31, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio-The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year. Undergraduate scholarships of $3,000 each was awarded to Jordan Bonham, Sarah Peterson, Stacie Seger, Summer McCracken, Kelly Fager and Emily Limes. The fourth annual $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland (FLM) Scholarship, awarded to a student in the field of agriculture communications or business, was awarded to Meghan Bennett. The annual $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran… Read More

March 21, 2014

Just north of Delaware County lies Rhoades Farms where Ryan Rhoades operates a grain and livestock operation alongside his father, Wendell, mother, Janet, wife, Amanda and full-time employee, Dave Peterson. Ryan, a third generation farmer, was recently selected as the first quarter winner of the 2014 Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program. Currently in its second year, the Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program is designed to showcase the hard work, dedication and leadership of young Ohio… Read More

March 21, 2014

By Ron Hammond and Andy Michel, Department of Entomology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University This past winter had two instances of extremely cold temperatures, well below those that are considered normal low temperatures in Ohio.  After any cold winter, we get questions as to whether insect mortality might have occurred, and our answer has been that it is usually not cold enough to be a factor in causing significant… Read More