Genevieve O’Sullivan has joined CropLife America as director of communications and marketing.
By Steve Kopperud
Cruz, Clinton Take Iowa Caucuses, Rubio Third behind Trump; Audit May be Coming - Senate Energy Bill Hit by RFS, Coal, Flint Water Amendments - TPP Signed in New Zealand; Tough Road to U.S. Approval Begins - EPA “Impact” Hearing Set in House Ag; Energy & Commerce Looks at Agency “Overreach” Bills - Certificates Return on Farm Commodities Pledged on Marketing Loans; Cotton Qualifies - GM Labeling Battle Heats Up as Food Industry Focuses on Senate - President’s $10-Barrel Oil Tax Proposal Meets Strong Opposition - USDA Wants Comments on Biotech Regulation, Environmental Impact Statements - Syngenta Agrees to ChemChina Buy - Rein in Big Bank Commodity Trading: Brown
More than 300 Ohio AgriBusiness Association members and industry professionals were on hand to engage in collaborative learning and networking at the organization’s fourth annual Industry Conference, Feb. 3-4 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest.
Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP
Larry Gearhardt, of Covington, has joined Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP in an “of counsel” capacity.
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that Nester Ag, LLC in Bryan, Ohio has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status.
By Steve Kopperud
Last GOP Debates before Iowa Caucuses Heavy on Ag Play -Senate Override Vote on WOTUS Veto Fails, but Will Try Again - House Ag Hearing on EPA Impacts Postponed; Ag Groups Let Panel Know Opinions - Chem Safety Board Says Texas Explosion Means Changes Needed at EPA, OSHA - Crop Payments Increasing on Falling Commodity Prices; Critics call for Reform - No Middle Ground on GE Labeling Fight - California Drought Legislative Battle Continues with Feinstein’s Latest Draft - Trade Notes - USDA Deputy Secretary Harden Resigns; APHIS Chief Vet Clifford Goes International
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is now accepting applications for its next AgriPOWER Institute class. OABA members are encouraged to share this leadership opportunity with their farmer customers.
United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA)
Members of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association and Mid-America Equipment Retailers Association voted to merge effective January 1, 2016.
Agricultural Retailers Association
The Asmark Institute recently launched a new service to help agricultural retailers comply with PSM requirements to have a Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) for their installation.
By Steve Kopperud
Obama Vetoes WOTUS Resolution, Battle to Continue - House Ag Committee to Hold January 26 Hearing on “Impact” of EPA on Rural Communities - More GE Labeling Talks Set by USDA - Northwest Senators Want USDA to Ensure China Buys U.S. Alfalfa - Supreme Court Accepts Obama Immigration Order Case - TPP could Cost the Federal Government Billions in Lost Tariff Income - Vilsack Off to Chile, Peru on Trade Mission
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The agenda for the 2016 OABA Industry Conference, Feb. 3-4 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, has been confirmed and boasts numerous industry experts in several different areas of interest in Ohio’s agriculture industry today, including agronomy, grain and feed, safety and more.
Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a revised Interim Enforcement Policy on its website, addressing enforcement of Process Safety Management requirements for agricultural retailers.
American Feed Industry Association
The early-bird registration rate for the American Feed Industry Association's annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference expires Feb. 5.
By Steve Kopperud
House Passes Joint Resolution to Kill WOTUS, Moves on Regulatory Reform Bills -Vilsack Holds GE Labeling Meeting, All Parties Mum on Outcome -Feds Act on New GE Potato Variety; Dow Clears EPA on Corn Herbicide -EPA Sued by Industry over RFS Standards -NBB Goes to Court with EPA over Rules on Argentine Biodiesel Exports to the U.S. -TPP gets SOTU Nod, ITC Begins Economic Review as USTR Pushes for Producer, Industry Support -USDA Mishandled PEDv Outbreak: GAO -Two Senators Threaten to Block FDA Commissioner Confirmation Vote -AFBF Elects Georgia’s Zippy Duval First New President in 16 Years
The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is set to hold a Grain Merchandising Course this winter, encompassing two sessions March 10 and 17.
The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will hold two Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops next month, Feb. 24 in Crestline, Ohio and Feb. 25 in Custar, Ohio.
Kristin Mullins has been named the new president and CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association.
Source: CropLife America
The USDA has confirmed again in its annual report that American consumers can focus on the nutritional benefits of conventional and organic produce without concern for pesticide residues.
Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels has announced the appointment of Jared Parko as a new deputy director to the department’s senior management team.
4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Reaches 1 Million Acre Mark in Western Lake Erie Basin
The Nutrient Stewardship Council, the governing body of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, is pleased to announce that more than 1 million acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) are now under the guidance of nutrient service providers that have earned certification through its program.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Peter Mansoor will discuss the rise of ISIS during the keynote address at the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2016 Industry Conference and Industry Networking Dinner Feb. 3.
By Steve Kopperud
Congress in 2016 – It’s all about the elections - Cruz Dogged by Ethanol, Biofuels Supporters for RFS Position - Federal Dietary Guidelines Released; Dump “Sustainability,” Plant-based Diet Rhetoric - TSCA Rewrite Close to the Finish Line - Immigration Groups Go After Obama on Deportations - EPA Notes - “Goliath” Kills 30,000-plus Dairy, Feedlot Animals
Source: American Feed Industry Association
The American Feed Industry Association announced Leah Wilkinson as its newly-appointed vice president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs.
The Nutrient Stewardship Council will host a complimentary “4R Farming 4 Sustainability” educational workshop Feb. 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, providing farmers and agricultural retailers updates, perspectives and information on the 4Rs and the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification.
Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it will lower the random testing rate for controlled substances from the current 50 percent to 25 percent, effective Jan. 1.