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09/25/2016

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.

09/25/2016

Clinton and Trump: Where They Stand on Ag

Source: Farm Futures

As the presidential election nears, Penton Agriculture asked the candidates about agriculture, including their plans, potential farm bills, trade and more.

09/23/2016

Member Alert: Court Sides with Ag Retailers on PSM

Source: Agricultural Retailers Association

The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the "retail facility" exemption to the Process Safety Management Standard.

09/23/2016

Washington Report for 9-26-16

By Steve Kopperud

Senate Deal on CR Remains Elusive as Usual - Senate Committee Grills Big Ag Chem, Seed Companies Over Merger Plans - Vilsack says Ag Economy Tough, Wants Flexibility to Aid Farmers - Senate Approves WRDA with SPCC, Feed Bin Exemption; House Sets Vote - States, Business Groups Bring Suit Against Federal Overtime Rule - Supporters Bring Full-Court Press for TPP Vote - Groups Seek to Kill Antibiotic Approvals for Ag; UN Vows to Fight Resistance - Farmworker Coalition wants Chlorpyriphos Ban - States Just Want Respect, Cooperation from Feds: NASDA - White House wants Climate Change Plans from 20 Major Fed Agencies

09/23/2016

OABA Office Closed 9/29 for Staff Development

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 for staff development. OABA will resume normal business activities on Monday, Oct. 3.

09/23/2016

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Atrazine Ruling

Oct. 4 Deadline to Submit Comments

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

09/21/2016

Second Annual Contest from "The Science of Soil" Awards Agricultural Grant to School

Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation have joined forces to give six lucky schools a chance to win big with the "Let It Grow Contest" from their partnership program, From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil.

09/20/2016

Liquid Fertilizer Can Often Be the Right Product

Source: Ohio’s Country Journal

While each of the 4Rs —the right fertilizer source at the right rate, the right time and the right place — are important to consider individually to improve water quality, they also must be looked at as an interconnected system. Each of the Rs impacts the others.

09/19/2016

Catching up with Chris: 9/19/16 Focus on the 4Rs

At the FSR Exhibitor Luncheon, Chris Henney and Matt Reese discuss the partnership to highlight the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program in Ohio's Country Journal.

09/19/2016

Kasich's Visit to White House Encouraging Support for Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Ohio groups weigh in

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s visited the White House to encourage support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would provide a great opportunity for Ohio’s farm families and those employed by the state’s food and farm sector.

09/19/2016

OABA to Implement Refund Policy for Event Registration

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is committed to providing excellent services and events to its members. To further this commitment, OABA will implement a refund policy, effective Nov. 1.

09/19/2016

Court Rules “One Non-Producer Member” Enough to Disqualify Cooperative from Capper-Volstead Protections

District Court ruling has implications for agricultural cooperatives

In a recent lawsuit, a U.S. District Court ruled that the United Egg Producers does not qualify for Capper-Volstead antitrust protections because one of its members did not own the farms where its eggs were produced.

09/16/2016

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Offers FSMA Training for Processing Facilities

Training Meets FDA Requirements for PCQI Designation

In order to meet the requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association, will offer the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Oct. 25-27.

09/16/2016

Hillis Inducted into Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

Source: The American Feed Industry Association

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce William Hillis as its 2016 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee.

09/16/2016

Bayer and Monsanto to Create a Global Leader in Agriculture

Source: Bayer and Monsanto

Bayer and Monsanto announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction.

09/15/2016

Attend Foreign Policy Lunch with Former Secretary of Defense

Governor Kasich set to speak at luncheon

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will host former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates for “America’s Global Leadership: What’s at Stake in 2016?” on Sept. 28 from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

09/14/2016

New Manager Named for Farm Science Review

Source: The Ohio State University CFAES

Nick Zachrich has been named the new manager of The Farm Science Review.

09/12/2016

Washington Report for 9-12-16

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Returns, It’s All About Spending - What Congress May Do – or Not – in September or in Lame Duck - Grassley Sets September 20 Hearing on Agrichem Mergers; Poultry Processors Hit with Antitrust Suit - Think Tanks Says End Commodity Programs, Crop Insurance - Klobuchar, Boozman Want to Ease Conservation Reporting - GM Labeling Law Rules Won’t Be Quick, Won’t be Cheap: Vilsack - Vilsack says White House Food Council Good Idea- DOT Wants Speed Governors on Heavy Rigs

09/12/2016

OABA’s Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Celebrating and Implementing the 4R Philosophy

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program and the formation of a Nutrient Stewardship Council, overseen by OABA, was launched in March of 2014. The program provides a set of guidelines for doing what is necessary to implement the 4Rs and a platform to highlight the agricultural businesses doing it.

09/12/2016

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.

09/06/2016

Last Chance to Register for FSR Agronomy College

Registration Closes Sept. 8

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.

09/05/2016

CPS Announces Changes to East Cornbelt Leadership

With the announcement of Crop Production Services’ John Gillum’s retirement, Robert King, East Cornbelt region manager announced changes to the ECB leadership roles effective September 1.

09/02/2016

Washington Report for 9-06-16

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Returns September 7, Rushes to Recess before October - Trump Immigration Plan Short on Details; Clinton Focuses on Democrat Track Record - USDA Reopens Some Offices Closed after Undisclosed Email Threat - TTIP Negotiations on Life Support as Germany, France Say Deal is Dead - Wheat Growers Want New, “Effective” Farm Bill; ASA Says Farm Bill Needed Sooner, not Later - USDA Announces Changes Coming for Conservation Stewardship Program - STB Rail Rate Proposal has NGFA Studying Closely - Japan Resumes Deliveries of U.S. Wheat - Justice Comes Out Against Deere-Monsanto Deal; Ag Deals Multiplying - Farm Income to Hit Lowest Point Since 2009: USDA

09/02/2016

Attend Foreign Policy Lunch with Former Secretary of Defense

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will host former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates for “America’s Global Leadership: What’s at Stake in 2016?” on Sept. 28 from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

09/02/2016

Register Today for the Fertilizer Outlook & Technology Conference

Source: The Fertilizer Institute

The Fertilizer Institute and the Fertilizer Industry Round Table invite you to the Fertilizer Outlook and Technology Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., November 15-17.