New Social Media Project Encourages Farmers to Share How They Are #ProtectingWater

In an effort to promote the work that Ohio farmers are doing to protect water quality, Ohio Corn & Wheat and the Ohio Soybean Council are inviting all farmers to participate in a #ProtectingWater social media project. “It’s time to change the conversation about water in Ohio and really show… Read More

OSC Looking for Farmer Feedback

Have you or someone you know recently converted to natural gas by connecting to an existing pipeline, or are considering converting? If so, we want to hear from you. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) would like to discuss the steps of how it was done, challenges, return on investment and… Read More

Verhoff Earns USB Fellowship Award

While The Ohio State University is most often noted for its football team, the United Soybean Board (USB) is much more interested in the team of researchers working in the lab to find solutions for Ohio farmers.   Stephanie Verhoff, a graduate student in the translational plant sciences PhD program… Read More

$3.5 Million Invested by Ohio Grain Farmers in Water Quality Research and Education

Since 2011, Ohio’s leading corn, soybean and wheat checkoff organizations have invested nearly $3.5 million dollars in research and education to address the water quality challenges faced by farmers and all Ohioans. That investment continues as the Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP), Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP) and Ohio… Read More

Late Summer is Time to Watch Insect Pressure

Cultivating a successful crop while relying so heavily on the whims of the weather is an amazing feat in itself. Unfortunately weather is only one of the variables faced by soybean farmers who plant millions of seeds in the ground each spring in hopes there will be no interference in… Read More

Soybean Research Maximizing Checkoff Doll

By Matt Reese, guest writer, Ohio’s Country Journal Though it may seem counterproductive for one researcher to breed soybeans and another researcher to kill them, it is exactly this unique synergy of efforts that is taking place to benefit the profitability of Ohio soybean growers. “I am a soybean breeder… Read More

Breeding Better Beans

To those who are unfamiliar, a soybean is simply a soybean. Although anyone involved in production or processing in the soybean industry knows there are numerous varieties with intricate differences. Unique qualities of each variety can often be attributed to researchers who do the tedious work of isolating the genes… Read More

Ohio Weed Management Strategies

By the time spring is in the air, a weed management plan should be decided and ready to put into action. However, issues that arise throughout the growing season may require some tweaks and a new plan for the next growing season. Mark Loux, a weed scientist at The Ohio… Read More

What’s Next for Soybean Cyst Nematode in Ohio?

By Anne Dorrance, Laura Lindsey, Terry Niblack, and Chris Taylor, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University Did you know that over 60% of the soybean fields in Ohio are infested with soybean cyst nematode (SCN)? Thanks to Ohio Soybean Council support, researchers at The Ohio State… Read More