June 2017

I hope this newsletter finds you well. The Ohio Soy Tomorrow program's goal is to bring you valuable information on soybean industry trends, opportunities and challenges. We are excited to bring you the opportunity to join a webinar focused on trade. Be sure to save July 25th at 2:30 p.m. for the webinar! Stay tuned for more information.

In an effort to get to know each other better, we recently implemented a simple polling method into the newsletter to gain insight from Ohio Soy Tomorrow members. This month we are asking members to participate in the poll below so we may pin point the type of information you would like to gain from this newsletter, helping us to better serve you in the future.
Don't forget to check out our webpage designed to keep you up to date on everything from news and trends to past newsletters and upcoming events. The webpage can be viewed  here

And as always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve Ohio Soy Tomorrow and make it more valuable to you.
-Kirk Merritt, Executive Director, Ohio Soybean Council

What type of information would you like to see covered by the articles in this newsletter?
According to last month's poll, future webinars should cover production/yield.

With NAFTA On The Horizon, U.S. Deals With Canada And Mexico Ag Issues
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue went north and Commerce Secretary  Wilbur Ross  looked south as the Trump administration focused on North American food and farm trade issues. Based on "quite meaningful" progress, Ross allowed an additional 24 hours to complete a deal on sugar imports from Mexico, while Perdue discussed the future of two-way farm trade with Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence Macaulay.
BASF, Syngenta bid for Bayer assets
BASF SE and Syngenta AG are among companies that have submitted preliminary bids for assets that Bayer AG plans to sell in order to get regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of seeds giant Monsanto Co., according to people familiar with the matter.
Photos courtesy of the United Soybean Board.

ODA introduces new tools for water quality
There are many things that farmers can control with regard to their role in improving Ohio's water quality, but there is one thing they can't: the weather. And, it just so happens that this factor beyond human control is also the most significant factor in water quality. A big, unexpected rain can undo the best of on-farm intentions for water quality stewardship.
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