October 29, 2019

Chair McColley, Ranking Member Antonio, and distinguished members of the Senate Transportation, Commerce & Workforce Committee; The Ohio Soybean Association would like to express our support for Senate Resolution 376. I am testifying today on behalf of the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and its members. OSA is a member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to improving the business climate for Ohio soybean farmers by providing leadership and advocating for sound policy at the state and national levels. Read More

September 17, 2019

For over twenty years, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have been leaders in developing and commercializing new soy-based products that increase the demand for soy. Taking this work to the next level, OSC has launched Airable Research Lab, a new business model and brand that will capitalize on current research and find new opportunities to expand the use of soy in household and commercial products. “The Ohio Soybean Council has been investing… Read More

September 15, 2019

By Kayla Weaver Mike and Todd Feazel have been in the roofing business for nearly three decades. While they started out with a traditional roof replacement company, they have become innovators in the roofing industry with the development of Roof Maxx — a soy-based sealer that can extend the life of a shingle roof. Roof Maxx was developed with support from the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff, including research to help improve the original… Read More

September 15, 2019

By Courtney Heiser Advocacy is the core of the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA). In July, OSA farmer leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for critical issues impacting the soybean industry. Board members also attended the American Soybean Association (ASA) board meeting and Soy Issues Briefing. “We must advocate for these issues to educate our representatives as to what goes on our farms and explain how specific issues like the China 301 tariffs are affecting… Read More

September 15, 2019

The recently reformed Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program offers stability during 2019’s record-setting wet planting season that derailed much of the state’s agricultural efforts this spring. In 2017, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 49 (HB 49), Ohio’s operating budget, into law which included changes for determining the value for farmland through the CAUV program. Prior to this updated CAUV program, Ohio farmland had seen up to a 300 percent increase in taxable value,… Read More