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Soy Checkoff Partners With DEWALT® To Produce a Soy-Based Bar and Chain Oil Now Available at Home Depot

ST. LOUIS (March 21, 2024)— What’s the newest use for U.S. Soy? Try a biobased oil for chainsaws because the innovation isn’t slowing down – or bogging down in this case. Through a soy checkoff research and development investment, U.S. soybean farmers, in partnership with DEWALT® and Dynamic Green Products (DGP), introduce a groundbreaking sustainable solution: DEWALT®‘s soy-based Bar & Chain Biodegradable Oil, now available at Home Depot stores nationwide. With over 1,300 Home Depot locations, as well as online platforms including Bomgaars, Mac Tools, Grainger and Amazon, among others, consumers and farmers alike have easy access to this environmentally friendly product.

“It’s exciting to see the checkoff investment in this bar and chain oil pay dividends as it becomes widely available to more farmers as well as the professionals who care for parks, forests and more,” said Steve Reinhard, United Soybean Board chair and soybean farmer from Ohio. “This oil is yet another example of U.S. Soy delivering performance and sustainability benefits.”

This USB initiative in partnership with DGP is part of a strategic collaboration with the Airable Research Lab, a division of the Ohio Soybean Council dedicated to bringing sustainable soy solutions to the market in 2024. Fifth-generation farmer Bret Davis, who grows soybeans, corn and wheat in Delaware County, Ohio, describes his eagerness to be an early adopter of the product.

“It’s really pretty simple: if you grow it, you should use it,” said Davis. “I’m proud to be part of the Ohio Soybean Council, which invested in the development of this high-performing, sustainable bar and chain oil that I’m now using on my farm. It works great in my battery-powered chain saw, which I use to clear downed trees and for general cleanup around the farm and fields. It lasts a long time and has excellent lubricating properties.”

The soy-based bar and chain oil has gained widespread acclaim among professionals, highlighting its high performance as a sustainable option. Buckin’ Billy Ray Smith, known for his adventures on the History Channel’s “Ax Men” series and YouTube, said that after he gave it a trial, the 30-year-old veteran of logging and tree falling was instantly impressed with the soy-based bar and chain oil.

“I found the soy-based oil so clean and easy to work with, and it has just the right amount of tack,” said Smith, who has tested almost every bar and chain oil on the market. “Now it’s the only thing I use, including in my vintage saws. It’s also better for the environment, especially in sensitive areas around watersheds, and for workers who get the oil on their hands and breathe it in.”

“I’m concerned about the environment, what’s on my body and what’s left behind. It’s a wonderful option that’s more sustainable and better for workers,” Smith shares.

More information about soy-based products can be found at www.soybiobased.org. To find the oil at Home Depot, search these product numbers: DXCC1200 (16oz), DXCC1201 (32oz) and DXCC1202 (1gal).

About United Soybean Board: United Soybean Board’s 77 volunteer farmer-leaders work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers create value by investing in research, education and promotion with the vision to deliver sustainable soy solutions to every life, every day across the three priority areas of Infrastructure & Connectivity, Health & Nutrition, and Innovation & Technology. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit unitedsoybean.org.

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