Soil Testing: Why It Matters

With farmers in Ohio under increased scrutiny for nutrient run-off, soil tests can help growers make decisions about which nutrients should be applied for a viable crop in the upcoming season. Soil testing also gives farmers another layer of data that lends itself to improving production practices and overall farm… Read More

Meet OSC Board Chairman Steve Reinhard

Q: How did you first get involved with the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC)? A: I’m fortunate enough to have served in the State House as a Representative years ago and it was there that I first learned about the wide variety of OSC research projects. I was impressed by the… Read More

Farmers Help Other Farmers Shop For Precision Ag Equipment

How easy-to-use is the Intellislope Tile Plow Control System? Is the Raven Accuflow Vortex worth the price? Can the Weedseeker Automatic Spot Spray System accurately identify and target weeds? The answers to all these questions can be found on Precision Ag Reviews, Ohio Soybean Council’s website for farmers making important… Read More

OSC Partnership Creates First-of-its-Kind Resin

Two of the tenets of the Ohio Soybean Council’s (OSC) strategic plan are driving innovation and expanding markets. Through its partnership with Polynt-Reichhold, OSC is doing just that. The collaboration between Polynt-Reichhold — a global supplier of resin polymers for paints and coatings — and the Ohio Soybean Council started… Read More

Summer 2018 Soybean Progress Around Ohio

Bill Bayliss – Logan County Our beans look absolutely wonderful — I don’t know how they could look much better at this point. It appears to be as good a year as I could ask for in my area. I’ve seen bean plants that look beautiful and have… Read More

Ohio Soybean Council Sponsors Ohio State Fair for 6th Year in a Row

The Ohio State Fair finished its 2018 season with over 908,000 estimated visitors, and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff were there to see it all. For 12 days, OSC hosted a booth in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building. There, visitors could run the famous pig… Read More

Harvest Considerations for Soybeans

As fall colors pop up across the landscape, producers may feel like their crops have made it across the finish line and the hard part is behind them. However, as soybeans reach maturity and begin to dry for harvest, farmers should be mindful of potential areas of pre-harvest and harvest… Read More

Tariff Side Effects Becoming Clearer

Since China — the largest importer of U.S. soy — announced its plans for retaliatory tariffs for the United States in April, soybean growers have been in a kind of limbo, unsure of how exactly the tariffs will affect this year’s prices. But the numbers are starting to come in. Read More

Ohio Students Learn the Importance of “Ag-vocating”

For the second year in a row, the American Soybean Association and Valent U.S.A. sponsored the Ag Voices of the Future program, which aims to educate college-age students about agricultural policy and legislation that directly impacts soybean farmers. Sarah Lehner from Delaware, Ohio, and Courtney Heiser from Attica, Ohio, were… Read More