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08/25/2016

FSR Agronomy College Provides Insight to Keep Agronomic Professionals Sharp

Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues during the Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension on Sept. 13.

08/25/2016

Women Agribusiness Peer Group Looks For Members

Source: Farm Journal Media

Farm Journal Media is launching the first-ever exclusive women's agribusiness peer-to-peer networking and career development group.

08/25/2016

NGFA Hires Seibert to Fill New Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Education and Training

Source: National Grain and Feed Association

National Grain and Feed Association President Randy Gordon announced the hiring of Jim Seibert to fill the newly created executive staff position of manager of regulatory affairs, education and training.

08/24/2016

OABA Office Under Construction for Expansion

Starting Aug. 24, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be under construction for six to eight weeks.

08/24/2016

OABA Office Closed for Labor Day Weekend

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day weekend. The office will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

08/22/2016

Washington Report for 8-22-16

By Steve Kopperud

Trump Names Ag Advisory Committee - HSLF Calls Trump Advisory Committee “Rogues Gallery” - White House Tells Congress: Get Ready for TPP - House Homeland Security Hearing Hears Atrazine, Fertilizer Storage - New Poster Kids for Overreach - Obama Readies Final Clean Air Rulemaking - EPA IG Says Agency Must Study Biofuel Enviro Impact as Law Requires - EPA gets Hard Deadline on Chlorpyriphos - AFBF, NMPF ask Congress for Money to Aid Dairy Farmers Hit by World Milk Surplus, Low Exports - FDA GRAS Clarification has Critics Up in Arms

08/22/2016

OABA Welcomes Nicole Wallace as Communication & Administrative Coordinator

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association has hired Nicole Wallace as its communication and administrative coordinator. Wallace will help provide comprehensive communication support for the association, while also assisting in office administrative functions.

08/22/2016

OABA Educational Trust Golf for Scholarships Outing Recap

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association Educational Trust held its late Golf for Scholarships scramble on Aug. 17. More than 130 golfers came together at the Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney to support the OABA Educational Trust scholarship fund.

08/18/2016

NGFA Opposes RR Proposals that would Undermine STB's New Rail Investigation Authority

Source: The National Grain and Feed Association

The National Grain and Feed Association has reiterated the importance of providing transparency and accountability as it implements its important new authority to investigate freight rail issues to the federal Surface Transportation Board.

08/18/2016

CLA Calls On Campaigns to Appoint EPA Administrator with Agricultural Background

Source: CropLife America

CropLife America President and CEO Jay Vroom called for presidential candidates to assure Americans that they will create a new culture at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that understands and strives to work with production agriculture.

08/18/2016

Trump Campaign Announces Agricultural Advisory Committee

Source: Trump Pence Campaign

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has announced his new Agricultural Advisory Committee.

08/16/2016

Ohio Offers Program for Farmers to Dispose of Pesticides

Source: The Associated Press

The state is offering farmers a chance to dispose of unwanted pesticides for free on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, sponsored by ODA and EPA.

08/16/2016

New Partnership Provides Improved Representation at Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association has retained Belinda Jones of Capitol Consulting Group, Inc. for government relations work in Ohio.

08/16/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Rosen's Inc.

The OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlights showcases the member companies that provide year-long support through the Sustaining Sponsor program.

08/15/2016

2016 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference Register NOW

Source: National Grain and Feed Association and the Pet Food Institute

The 2016 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference is an annual collaboration between the National Grain and Feed Association and the Pet Food Institute, designed specifically for the feed and pet food sectors. The conference addresses pressing policy, regulatory and operations issues that companies face in today's environment with a strong focus on FSMA compliance.

08/15/2016

Protect Your Groundwater Day

Sept. 6 is Protect Your Groundwater Day. Learn why groundwater protection is so important.

08/12/2016

Washington Report for 8-15-16

By Steve Kopperud

Dog Days Hit DC; It’s all Campaigns All the Time - “Unfair” GE Labeling Bill should be Repealed: Blumenthal - CFTC Releases Three Customer Funds Protection Actions - EU Tells Dow, DuPont “Concessions” Necessary to OK Merger, Signals Other Deals in Crosshairs - No GM Wheat Found by Korea - SD Couple Want Supreme Court to Hear Case on USDA Wetlands Designation - Immigration Reform Being Pushed as Election Issue - Obama Administration on Track to Publish 640-plus Major Rules by 2017 - Election Notes

08/12/2016

Phosphorus Levels in Ohio Soils Trend Downward

Source: Ohio State University Extension

Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015, according to recent findings from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

08/10/2016

GarrCo Products’ DIGEST™ Offers Biological Management Tool for Breakdown of Crop Residue

Source: GarrCo Products Inc.

GarrCo Products introduces DIGEST™, a biological crop residue management technology with 29 highly concentrated strains of beneficial microorganisms that are proven to significantly break down tough crop residue that can cause problems when planting and cultivating, and can even be damaging to expensive tractor tires.

08/10/2016

AFIA Opens Registration for Webinar Series on FSMA

Source: American Feed Industry Association

The American Feed Industry Association will conduct four webinars in conjunction with Feedstuffs, covering the details of Food Safety Modernization Act, on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, 20 and 27.

08/09/2016

Exclusive DOL Compliance Lunch & Learn

Presented by Accelerated Benefits

Accelerated Benefits will host a free lunch and learn on Aug. 19 at the Montgomery Inn. Register now and join Certified Health Care Reform Expert and CEO, Tom Wagoner, to discuss compliance risks and the steps to automating your benefit compliance program.

08/09/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Ohio Soybean Council

The OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlights showcases the member companies that provide year-long support through the Sustaining Sponsor program.

08/09/2016

Final Days to Register for Aug. 17 Golf Outing

Register now to support Ohio agricultural students at the annual OABA Golf for Scholarships outing, to be held on Aug. 17 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club.

08/08/2016

Washington Report for 8-08-16

By Steve Kopperud

USDA Takes Up GE Labeling Battle, Pro-labeling Groups Pressure Food Companies - TPP’s Fate is Up to Congress, says White House, USDA; Ryan Says Lame Duck Vote Unlikely - Low Prices Could Mean New Farm Bill Needed Sooner, Not Later: Peterson - USDA to Pay Highest Dairy Safety Net Assistance since 2014 - GM Wheat in Washington Field Likely Won’t Harm Exports, Wheat Group Says - Inhofe Says White House Global Warming Predicate in NEPA Reviews has No Force - NITL Claims Victory in STB Reciprocal Switching Decision, Proposed Rules - U.S., Brazil Strike Beef Trade Deal; NCBA Not Happy - EPA - Political Notes

08/02/2016

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Atrazine Ruling

OABA members are encouraged to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the value atrazine brings to their business.