August 13, 2018

District 9 of the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees will have an election beginning Aug. 13. All ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 31 and received by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by Sept. 7. District 9 includes Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union Counties.   The candidates are Lizabeth Funderburgh of Union County and Mike Ralph of Marion County. Candidate bios can be found below.   Ballots will be mailed to all… Read More

August 9, 2018

The Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization will bring together leaders in industry and research to explore the development and commercialization of biobased fuels and products. The workshop, a collaboration between The Ohio State University (OSU) and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), will be held September 10 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on OSU’s Columbus campus, with a networking farm tour and barbecue on September 9. Keynote speaker Roger Wyse,… Read More

July 16, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is excited to welcome Julia Brown to the staff as Communications & Project Coordinator. In this role she will be responsible for content creation, editorial writing and editing, event management, digital marketing and social media outreach to both farmers and consumers.   “Julia is a great addition to our staff and I’m happy to welcome her to the team on behalf of the entire board,” said Steve Reinhard,… Read More

July 11, 2018

The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) listened to today’s press conference by Governor John Kasich with great concern. Agriculture groups were not consulted on his plans nor were we asked to participate in today’s announcement. After failing to convince even a single member of the Ohio General Assembly to support its legislative proposal to implement burdensome and unnecessary fertilizer requirements, the administration announced today it would ignore… Read More

July 6, 2018

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today expressed disappointment and increasing concern regarding the implementation of a 25 percent tariff on Chinese products and the resulting retaliation by China on soybeans.   “We’re now looking at a 25 percent tariff on every single soybean that we try to sell to China,” said Kirk Merritt, OSC executive director. “This makes us less competitive in the global market and with 61% of all our current soybean exports going… Read More