Ohio Soybean Quality Ranks High

12/10/13 2:35 p.m.
When it comes to agriculture, many tend to think of Ohio as, predominately, a corn state when, in fact, there are more soybeans acres in Ohio. John Motter, a local farmer from Jenera who also sits on the United Soybean Board was a guest on Good Mornings with Chris Oaks this morning..

Audio:  John Motter

Motter said 93 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified in some fashion. Fifteen percent of beans grown in Ohio are non-GMO and are attractive to specific markets such as Japan for the manufacturing of tofu and various types of soy milk. Ohio is also attractive to foreign markets from a distribution standpoint as well.

Audio:  John Motter

Motter said that for every product made from petroleum, soybeans offer an alternative that is sustainable and renewable.

 

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