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May 28, 2019

As an Ohioan, I appreciate the things that make our state unique including the businesses and recreational opportunities afforded by Lake Erie. As a farmer, I appreciate that agriculture is an integral part of our state’s economy and a large part of our history. Most Ohio farms are steeped in tradition and have been handed down through many generations. While we may have saved one of great grandpa’s old tractors, we have come a long… Read More

May 28, 2019

By Jen Del Carmen, USSEC With so much attention on China over the past year, it’s easy to overlook the other numerous international markets served by U.S. Soy, including many on the Asian continent that need to be considered. Asia offers a wide range of differing export markets. The U. S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) generally divides Asia into three regions: Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Subcontinent. Greater China includes Taiwan… Read More

May 28, 2019

By Kayla Weaver For many Ohio farmers the 2019 planting season is likely to be more pressing than usual. With a harvest that lasted well into winter for many, and into spring for some, producers were unable to get into the fields for typical post-harvest fieldwork. Ohio Soybean Council board members Scott Metzger and Nathan Eckel gave an update on their operations as they wait for conditions to come to together for planting. Scott Metzger… Read More

May 28, 2019

Since its debut in 2017, the Ohio Soybean’s Council’s Precision Ag Reviews (PAR) has helped connect farmers through an online review system for precision ag technology and equipment. Last year, PAR had its own booth at Commodity Classic and was featured in the event’s What’s New session series, where over 600 attendees learned about the website. This year, PAR headed to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and Commodity Classic in Orlando. Farm shows… Read More

May 28, 2019

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) invests checkoff money into projects that will benefit soybean farmers and make them more profitable, and the Board of Trustees expects results. One way to measure those results is through awards and honors given to the Council throughout the year. Here are some of the awards the Ohio soybean checkoff won for work accomplished in 2018. In addition to these awards, last November OSC also won two R&D 100 awards,… Read More