November 26, 2013

In a vote   of 417 to 3, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform   and Development Act (WRRDA). The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) supports the   bill, and congratulates House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee   leadership following its passage. “OSA   applauds the recent passage of the WRRDA bill and commends Chairman Shuster   and Ranking member Rahall, as well as Subcommittee Chairman Gibbs and Ranking  … Read More

November 26, 2013

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) recently welcomed Barry McGraw as the new Director of Product Development & Commercialization. Tom Fontana, former OSC Director of New Use Development will take on a new role as Director of Research & Education. As Director of Product Development & Commercialization, McGraw will lead OSC’s new use program. This includes exploring opportunities for new soy technologies and the commercialization of new products into the marketplace. Read More

November 26, 2013

Ohio Farmers See Opportunity in High Oleic Soybeans The food industry is soy oil’s biggest user, but since the onset of trans fat labeling, the U.S. soy industry has lost 4 billion pounds of annual edible-oil market share. That’s the oil from 359 million bushels of soybeans – every year. One way to recapture the U.S. market share soy lost to competitors is by growing high oleic soybeans, which could deliver long-term demand… Read More

November 20, 2013

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – Ohio soybean farmers understand that today’s youth is the future of the soybean industry and all of agriculture.  For this reason, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have launched a new website to provide educators with a wide array of relevant classroom materials and direct access to industry partners. The site was specifically developed to bring real-world situations into the classroom focused on chemistry, biology, biotechnology, environmental science… Read More

November 18, 2013

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff are committed to funding the research, development and commercialization of new industrial uses for soybeans. In fact, through a broad range of initiatives, soybeans play a key role in creating a wide variety of new innovative products. Recently, scientists at Battelle, a global research and development organization based in Columbus, Ohio have developed a chemistry to make diapers and other absorbent products friendlier to… Read More