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07/26/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Syngenta

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

07/25/2016

Agronomists, CCAs, Custom Applicators Invited to FSR Agronomy College

The Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, will bring industry experts, OSU staff and researchers, and agronomy service providers together to enhance collective knowledge and learning at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, on Sept. 13.

07/25/2016

OABA Office Closed 7/29

The OABA office will be closed Friday, July 29 due to staff travel and professional development.

07/25/2016

OABA Attends the Republican National Convention

OABA’s Chris Henney, along with board members Nathan Louiso and John Oesch attended the Great American Farm Lunch at the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland, Ohio.

07/22/2016

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions

Source: Ogletree Deakins; Melissa A. Bailey and Shontell Powell

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced July 13, that the anti-retaliation provisions included in the revised recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR Part 1904, will not be enforced until Nov. 1.

07/19/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Legacy Farmers Cooperative

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

07/18/2016

Early Registration Discount for Grain Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training Extended to Aug. 5

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the Safety and Technical Rescue Association, will offer its 2016 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training program for firefighters, first responders and grain personnel Aug. 23-26 in Sidney, Ohio.

07/15/2016

Washington Report for 7-18-16

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Recesses Until September, Longest Break in 30-plus Years - House Easily Approves GE Labeling Bill 320-117; Obama Pledges to Sign - Pompeo Reveals Death Threats over Labeling Bill - RFS Comment Period Ends, Battles Continue; Biodiesel Seeks Producers’ Tax Credit - WOTUS Battles Grind On; Clean Power Plan, Chesapeake Bay in Spotlight - WOTUS Opponents Want Federal Court to Review EPA, Corps Memos, Materials - House Ag Panel Takes on Automated Trading - FDA Shifts Rules on Food Facility Registration - FDA as Independent Agency Push Gaining Steam - ITC Says China Likely Subsidizing Fertilizer; DOC to Investigate -Political Notes

07/15/2016

U.S. House of Representatives Passes National Biotech Labeling Solution

Bill Now Passes to President to Sign

The House of Representatives passed 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 by a 306-117 vote on July 14.

07/15/2016

Final Days to Register for 4R Technology Review Field Day

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.

07/13/2016

GMO Answers Celebrates 20 Years of Ag Biotech

To commemorate 20 years of biotech innovation, GMO Answers invited a diverse group of experts in academia, agriculture, science and media to discuss “The Future of GMOs & Their Role in Sustainability.”

07/13/2016

Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy to Help New Grain and Feed Merchandising Professionals

Source: INTL FCStone

INTL FCStone will offer an interactive, three-day “pure education” Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy to introduce and educate new merchandisers about their role in today’s changing and challenging markets.

07/12/2016

FOR SALE: Shuttlewagon

Coshocton Grain Company is selling a Shuttlewagon in Illinois.

07/12/2016

Final Days to Receive Early Registration Discount for Grain Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training

Early registration ends July 18

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the Safety and Technical Rescue Association, will offer its 2016 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training program for firefighters, first responders and grain personnel Aug. 23-26 in Sidney, Ohio.

07/12/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: AgroLiquid

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

07/11/2016

Senate Passes National Biotech Labeling Solution

The U.S. Senate passed 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 by a 63-30 vote on July 7.

07/11/2016

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.

07/08/2016

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.

07/08/2016

Washington Report for 7-11-16

By Steve Kopperud

Senate Easily Approves Roberts-Stabenow GE Labeling Bill; House Action Next Week - Food Security Act Passes House, Sent to Obama - Approps Process “Off the Rails” - EPA Battered over Air Rules in House Hearing - EPA Extends Comment Period on Atrazine - OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties - Political Notes

07/08/2016

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.

07/07/2016

Ohio Attorney General Issues Opinion on Municipal Minimum Wage Ordinance

Attorney General Mike DeWine issued an opinion on whether an employer may be required by a municipal ordinance to pay its employees an hourly minimum wage rate that is in excess of the statewide hourly minimum wage set by the General Assembly.

07/07/2016

2016 NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules Booklet now Available

Source: National Grain and Feed Association

The new booklet incorporates changes ratified in March during NGFA's annual convention, as well as the final version of the new trucking-related trade rules approved by the board of directors May 20.

07/05/2016

Register Now for Golf for Scholarships

Early Discount Ends July 29

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.

07/05/2016

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Bunge

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

07/01/2016

Washington Report for 7-05-16

By Steve Kopperud

Roberts, Stabenow Unveil GE Label Agreement, 1,000 Ag/Foodies Sign Senate Letter, Vote Hurdle Cleared - FDA’s 11th-hour Comments on GE Label Bill Perplexing; 107 Nobel Laureates Endorse Ag Biotech - Anti-Biotech Groups Say NAS Needs Diverse Perspectives to Review -Biotechnology - EPA Too Focused on Enforcement, not Assistance - Too Much Noise Too Soon over Brexit? - House GOP Lays Down Marker on Federal Tax Reform - Congress Weighs in on RFS Future, Other Biofuels Issues - EU Gives Glyphosate 18-month Extension - Obama Immigration Plan Derailed by Supreme Court Deadlock - Second Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Wheat Trading Case -Conaway Inserts CFTC Position Limit Draft Report in Congressional Record - Agriculture Meets with Clinton Campaign Staff, Trump Next