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Registration Now Open for 2016 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

Source: National Grain and Feed Association and Pet Food Institute

The 2016 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, set for Oct. 10-12 in Des Moines, Iowa, 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.


INTL FCStone Hosts USDA Webinars

Source: INTL FCStone

INTL FCStone will host a free webinar series with Arlan Suderman, the company’s chief commodities economist, where market fundamentals will be reviewed after the release of USDA reports.


How ‘Brexit’ Might Affect U.S. Agriculture

Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say.


CDC Creates New Algae Bloom Reporting Web Site

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a website to give more visibility to Harmful Algal Bloom incidents.


Ohio State University Extension to Offer Two Nutrient Management Field Days

Ohio State University Extension is offering two Nutrient Management & Placement Field Days to provide Certified Crop Advisers the opportunity to fulfill the three-hour Fertilizer Agricultural Certification Training requirement.


NGFA Urges Swift Approval of Roberts-Stabenow Agreement that Provides a National Biotech Labeling Solution

Source: The National Grain and Feed Association

The National Grain and Feed Association urged expeditious support for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow's bipartisan legislation that would federally preempt a potential patchwork of differing state laws regarding the labeling of human food and animal feed containing biotechnology-enhanced ingredients.


CLA Continues to Work Toward Pollinator Health Solutions with Partners From Across the Agriculture Community

Source: CropLife America

National Pollinator Week gives organizations and government agencies the opportunity to educate the public on the important role pollinators play in our agricultural system.


OABA Seeks Feedback on News & Notes E-newsletter

July 6 last day to respond to be eligible for Ohio State football ticket raffle

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is seeking feedback on the weekly News & Notes E-newsletter. Responses from the survey will allow OABA to continue to provide an excellent service to its members.


OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: CHS Inc.

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


4R Summit Expands Nutrient Stewardship Knowledge Base

Source: The Fertilizer Institute

Successful nutrient management requires a systems approach based on the 4R principles. That was the message farmers, crop consultants and other ag industry stakeholders received during The Fertilizer Institute's 4R Summit in Indianapolis last week.


Peterson Genetics, Inc. Announces Sales Staff Changes

Source: Peterson Genetics, Inc.

Peterson Genetics, Inc. has announced the addition of Brad Miller as the company’s eastern sales executive and a new role for Doug Goodman as sales executive emeritus.


Nathan Louiso Joins Axis Seeds and Creates Axis Ohio

Source: Axis Seeds

Axis Ohio is representing Axis Seed as an Independent Regional Company for all counties in Ohio.


OABA Office Closed for Fourth of July Weekend

Office Will Reopen July 6


4R Technology Review Field Day July 21

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with The Fertilizer Institute, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Soybean Council, Environmental Tillage Systems and other industry leaders, is hosting a free 4R Technology Field Day July 21 to provide retailers and farmers with information on 4R practices, research and technologies, with guest speakers and demonstrations.


OABA Educational Trust Golf for Scholarships Outing Recap

Register for Aug. 17 outing by July 29 for early registration discount

On June 22, more than 115 golfers from across the agricultural community came together at the Deere Ridge Golf Club in Bellville to support the Educational Trust scholarship fund.


Catching up with Chris: 6/15/16 OABA Board Meeting

After the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Board meeting on June 15, Chris Henney, president and CEO of OABA, sat down with the Board Chairman Andy Swerlein, president and CEO of Luckey Farmers, Inc., to give members a quick recap.


OABA Grain Grading School to be Held August 31

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is providing commodity testers the opportunity to obtain or renew their certification through an ODA-approved Grain Grading School on August 31. The session will train participants in the procedures for grading corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as sampling and equipment.


The Andersons in Waterloo Becomes First Indiana Facility Certified under 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

Source: 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program has announced that The Andersons, Inc.’s Waterloo, Indiana facility has been added to its growing list of nutrient service providers to achieve certified status.


AgCredit Announces 2016 Election Results

Source: AgCredit

Dusty Sonnenberg, of Hamler, Jerry Layman, of Kenton, and Deborah Johlin-Bach, of Elmore, have been elected to serve three-year terms on AgCredit’s board of directors.


Tickets NOW Available for the 2016 Farm Science Review

As the 2016 Farm Science Review approaches, FSR, in partnership with OABA, provides a way for you to distribute and sell Farm Science Review tickets to your customers, allowing them to purchase tickets and interact with your business directly.


FDA Letter to Potential Distributors of VFD Medicated Feed

Source: National Grain and Feed Association

According to the FDA, potential distributors of one or more animal drug products for use in food animals’ feed and water will have their marketing status changed from over-the-counter to prescription or veterinary feed directive at the end of 2016.


How the World’s Most Popular Foods Have Traveled All Over the Planet

Source: Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post

A major new study, the collaborative effort of more than a dozen researchers around the world, suggests that countries rely on crops that originally came from other parts of the globe — and the interconnections among global food systems are only continuing to grow.


Waiving the Agricultural Commodity Depositors Fund Remittance

Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

The Ohio Department of Agriculture sent written notice to all agricultural commodity handlers that the ½ cent per bushel fee related to the Agricultural Commodity Depositors Fund had been reestablished pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code 926.17(B).


Washington Report for 6-20-16

By Steve Kopperud

WOTUS Battle Escalates, House Panel Threatens OMB with Contempt; House, Senate Move to Block - No Senate Deal on GE Food Labeling Yet - Lawmakers, Industry Block Language in Defense Bill to Force “Meatless Mondays” on the Military - CFTC Finalizes Swaps Reporting on Cleared Swaps Rule; Conaway Wants Position Limits Draft Report - Senate Appropriators OK Export Financing for Cuba Deals - House Subcommittee to Hold RFS Overview Hearing Next Week - Energy Bill Held Hostage by Drought Provisions - USDA Lowers Stocks for Corn, Beans; Wheat Way Up


Heritage Cooperative Celebrates Grand Opening of Marysville Agriculture Campus

Source: Heritage Cooperative

Heritage Cooperative hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event for Marysville community members at its new agriculture campus, located just south of Route 33 on Scottslawn Road.