May 15, 2019

The ongoing escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China is threatening the livelihood of Ohio soybean farmers. Since tariffs were put in place last year, soybean prices have dropped 20-25 percent. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) has been fighting against the use of tariffs from the beginning because farmers want to be able to compete in a free market. When they do, they thrive. “This is simply unacceptable,” said Scott Metzger, OSA… Read More

May 3, 2019

  The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Soybean Association testified on May 3, 2019 on behalf of the H2Ohio provision in the 2020-2021 Operating Budget (Sub. H.B. 166). Full testimony can be viewed here. Read More

April 10, 2019

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and Ohio Soybean Association today expressed support for Gov. Mike DeWine’s approach to improve water quality and protect the long-term sustainability of family farms in Ohio. The administration’s proposed H2Ohio initiative includes significant resources for the implementation of best management practices, such as cover crops, buffer strips, equipment, and precision technology that will help farmers keep nutrients in the soil where they belong.   “Farmers want to… Read More

March 22, 2019

With planting season right around the corner, Ohio soybean farmers are eager to get back out in the fields. But as planting season approaches, it’s important to reevaluate farm safety measures. Even equipment as common as a tractor can pose significant health and safety risks — tractors are the number one cause of farm fatalities in Ohio. Lisa Pfeifer, educational program manager for The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Safety and Health program, shared what farmers… Read More

March 22, 2019

By Kayla Weaver Farmers are faced with a lot of decisions each spring. Deciding on a seed lubricant has typically come down to choosing between the dusty, dark graphite that can easily stain your hands and clothes or the powdery, white talc that could be dangerous if high amounts are inhaled. While both perform the necessary function, neither is a pleasure to work with. In 2011, Dave Kloostra and Brian Tulley came together to form… Read More