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The Market Knows No Border

Source: Farm and Dairy

Chris Henney discusses the importance of an international perspective for today’s agricultural industry.


4Rs In One Pass

Source: Ohio’s Country Journal

Legacy Farmers Cooperative has fabricated a tool that can accomplish nutrient application at the right rate, the right time, with the right product in the right place and it will be rolling over more than 5,500 acres this fall in northwest Ohio at eight to 10 miles per hour.


Washington Report for 10-17-16

By Steve Kopperud

EWG Unveils New Database on Who Gets How Much from Federal Conservation Programs - Ryan Says No Vote on TPP during Lame Duck -- Again - USDA to Hold Contract Livestock Haulers Responsible for Animal Welfare - Tysons Buys into Meatless Meat Company - Activist Food Group Targets Three House Republicans - USDA Buys More Surplus Cheese - Vilsack Rules Out Ag Secretary Job if Clinton Wins; Trump USDA Options Abound


Register Now for the 2016 Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show

The National Grain and Feed Association will hold the 2016 Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show December 11-13 in Chicago. The conference will feature a schedule built around businesses and the real-world issues they face on a daily basis.


Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program Accepting Nominations for 2017 Ohio CCA of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.


Catching up with Chris: 10/10/16 Educational Trust Scholarship Luncheon

Chris Henney discusses the importance of the Educational Trust and its impact on students with Wes Strahler of Ohio Spray Center and Monte Anderson of Wilmington College after the Educational Trust Scholarship Luncheon.


4R Advocate Nominations Are Due October 31

The Fertilizer Institute is accepting nominations for the 4R Advocate program until October 31. The program recognizes agricultural retailers and agricultural producers that are leading the way when it comes to implementing 4R nutrient stewardship on the farm.


Ohio EPA’s RMP Regulations Will Not Change In Light of PSM Court Ruling

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will respect the U.S. Court of Appeals' decision to vacate OSHA's new interpretation of the retail facility exemption and mirror RMP regulations to the U.S. EPA requirements.


CropLife Ambassador Network Seeking Agriculture Professionals to Speak to Classrooms

Source: Mid America CropLife Association

The CropLife Ambassador Network (CAN), a program of the Mid America CropLife Association, is seeking agriculture professionals to volunteer to speak to 4th through 6th grade classrooms about the role agriculture technology plays in providing an abundant, safe and economical food supply.


IQ Hub Setting the Record Straight on Farm Nutrients and Water Quality

Source: Ohio’s Country Journal

AgroLiquid, based in St. Johns, Michigan, came up with an innovative and interactive way to educate visitors about the complex realities of what is happening with agricultural nutrients in the soil and water. They call it the IQhub, a wing attached to its beautiful world headquarters.


Comments from the CEO

Chris Henney shares updates on your association

Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, provides insight into your organization and the agricultural industry.


Stakeholders Invited to Provide Input at October Meetings

The Ohio Pollinator Health Initiative is inviting stakeholders to attend the October stakeholder meetings to provide feedback on issues facing pollinators.


Washington Report for 10-10-16

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Recesses Until After Election; Administration Moving to ‘Clean-Out’ Mode - Federal Judge Tosses Enviro Groups’ Case Against EPA over CAFOs - $7 Billion in 2016 Farmer Safety Net Payments Predicted by USDA - Federal Court Won’t Review Army Corps Memos, Records in WOTUS Challenge - Atrazine Wars Continue as Comment Period Ends - U.S Rejects EU Request for Ag Talks during TTIP New York Session - EPA Goes Public with New Proposed Rule for Higher Ethanol Blends - EPA Ramps Up RFS Complaints, Prosecutions, Settlements - Farm Bill Debates Intensify Cooperative Income Up 14%, Sets 2015 Record; CHS Retains Number One Spot - Retiring Sen. Boxer Wants Stricter Safety Requirements at Chemical, Fertilizer Facilities - Senators Contend New Biotech Tools Challenge “Responsible and Ethical Research” - Political Notes


Environmental Quality Incentives Program Accepting Applications

The United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service will have financial and technical assistance available for the 2017 fiscal year to assist producers with the implementation of conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.


The Right Time for Fertilizer Application Pays (Because the Wrong Time is so Costly)

Source: Ohio’s Country Journal

When it comes to understanding the right time to apply nutrients, it is important to know when it is the wrong time.


Final Days to Register for FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

Registration closes Oct. 7

The registration deadline for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is Oct. 7.


OABA Members Encouraged to "Get Out the Vote"

Register today to be eligible for the November election

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to partner with The Fertilizer Institute to promote their Get Out the Vote effort. To ensure eligibility to vote in this year’s election, OABA members and their employees are encouraged to view TFI’s 2016 Voter Tool Kit.


NGFA Commends House for Approving Waterways Bill

Source: The National Grain and Feed Association

The National Grain and Feed Association commended the House of Representatives for passing the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes $9 billion in waterways infrastructure improvements and will provide more frequent and thorough oversight of the U.S. inland waterways system and U.S. harbors.


CropLife America Elects Board Leaders and Honors Award Recipients at 2016 Annual Meeting

Source: CropLife America

During its 2016 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana, CropLife America announced the results from its annual election of directors.


Massachusetts Bill Proposes Only Cage-Free Eggs Sold in State

Bill will have largest impact on out-of-state egg producers

A ballot measure in Massachusetts, backed by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups, proposes that Massachusetts farms and businesses produce and sell only eggs from cage-free hens.


Washington Report for 10-03-16

By Steve Kopperud

CR Approved, No New USDA Loan Money; Congress Recesses until After Election - Senate Committee Grills Big Ag Chem, Seed Companies Over Merger Plans - Senate Approves WRDA with SPCC, Feed Bin Exemption; House Follows - Vilsack says Ag Economy Tough, Wants Flexibility to Aid Farmers - Supporters Bring Full-Court Press for TPP Vote - Groups Seek to Kill Antibiotic Approvals for Ag; UN Vows to Fight Resistance - States Just Want Respect, Cooperation from Feds: NASDA - White House wants Climate Change Plans from 20 Major Fed Agencies - Court Says OSHA Wrong on Safety Requirements for Fertilizer Dealers - Stabenow goes “Urban Ag,” While Industry Worries about Keeping the Next Farm Bill Intact - State Ag Chiefs Come out of Annual Meeting Focused on Farm Bill - Crawford wants Tax-Deferred Disaster Accounts for Farmers, Ranchers - States, Business Groups Bring Suit Against, as House Votes to Delay Federal Overtime Rule - Massad Lays out CFTC Priorities - Producer Lawsuits Against Syngenta Over Corn Seed Get Class Action Status


Ohio AgriBusiness Association to Offer LAUNCH Program for Fifth Year

Program Develops Future Generation of Agribusiness Leaders

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will select up to 25 promising leaders to participate in its leadership enhancement program early next year.


ETS Welcomes Mike Eaton to Sales Team

Source: Environmental Tillage Systems

Environmental Tillage Systems welcomes Mike Eaton to its sales team as the regional sales manager for its Northeastern region.


CropLife America Encourages Consumers to Have “The Talk” …and #GiveACrop About Why Farmers Use Pesticides

Source: CropLife America

CropLife America launched an online video campaign titled “The Talk” to encourage consumers to reconsider the importance of pesticide technology in growing healthy produce.


2016 Food Summit Presented by Hylant – The Integration of the Food Industry

Join Hylant on Nov. 11 for the 2016 Food Summit - The Integration of the Food Industry.