June 20, 2013

WORTHINGTON, Ohio-The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) expressed its disappointment this afternoon after the House of Representatives failed to pass the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, otherwise known as the farm bill.  The vote was 195 to 234 after two days of debate.  OSA President Jerry Bambauer, soybean farmer from Auglaize County, released the following statement: “We are very disappointed by this result.  Ohio soybean farmers need a five year farm bill… Read More

June 10, 2013

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustee elections will be held in five districts this summer. Districts Up for Election District   7 – Auglaize, Mercer, Miami and Shelby Counties District   8 – Champaign, Hardin and Logan Counties District 10 – Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties District 12 – Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Licking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties District 14… Read More

May 19, 2013

The Ohio State House is abuzz with activity during the late spring and early summer. Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Legislature are required by the Ohio Constitution to pass and sign the Ohio operating budget, House Bill 59 (H.B. 59) for fiscal years 2014-2015 before midnight on July 1st. The Ohio House of Representatives has passed their version of the budget, and committees of the Ohio Senate are reviewing the provisions of H.B. 59. Read More

May 1, 2013

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is announcing the launch of the state’s fourth Soybean Yield and Quality Contest for the 2013 growing season. Contestants must be current members of OSA and raise at least 10 acres of soybeans in Ohio. Those who are not currently OSA members may join when entering the contest. The entry fee is $100 and entrants may submit multiple entries in the contest. The following companies will pay… Read More

April 12, 2013

Record Meat Exports Keep Domestic Soybean Demand Strong Beef, Pork Exports Set New Records in 2012 The Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff have worked on a variety of projects to promote U.S. meat overseas. As international demand for U.S. meat products continue to grow, so will the domestic demand for high quality soybean meal. Beef and pork exports remain vital to farmers because of the direct impact on soybeans. U.S. beef and… Read More