March 11, 2019

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Last Chance! Register Now for 2019 OABA Bowling for Scholarships

March 15 - Maumee, Ohio

The 2019 Bowling for Scholarship event will be held on March 15, 2019 at Timbers Bowling in Maumee, Ohio. Participants can register in teams or as individuals. Registration fee includes morning refreshments, pizza, door prizes and tournament bowling. Read more...

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Don Boehm Named 2019 Ohio CCA of the Year

The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program is honored to announce Don Boehm of Findlay, Ohio as the 2019 CCA of the Year. Boehm is the crop protection manager at Legacy Farmers Cooperative with more than 30 years of crop advising experience and service. Read more...


Time is Running Out! RSVP for 2019 OABA Legislative Reception

March 20 - Ohio Statehouse Rotunda

Ohio AgriBusiness Association members are invited to attend an important legislative event on March 20 in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda. Please join us in representing and advocating for the agribusiness industry’s continued growth in Ohio. Read more...

Small Business Outreach Meeting on Trade Agreements with Japan, European Union, and United Kingdom

March 26 - Columbus, Ohio

At a meeting on March 26, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. Read more...

FDA Releases New Installment of Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance

The FDA has published the second installment of a draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the Intentional Adulteration (IA) Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The FSMA final rule on intentional adulteration is designed to address hazards that may be intentionally introduced to foods, including by acts of terrorism, with the intent to cause wide-spread harm to public health. Read more...

FBI/ODA/USDA Animal/Plant Health Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course

May 1-2, 2019

The Animal Plant Health Joint Criminal and Epidemiological Workshop is a two day course facilitated by the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate and USDA. The Workshop provides joint investigations training to improve efforts to identify and investigate potential overt or covert biological threats to animal and plant health. Read more...

FieldWatch Announces Technology Innovations, New Member States

FieldWatch, Inc, a non-profit company that enhances communication and stewardship among diverse agriculture stakeholders, expands its online mapping system technology and welcomes California and Maryland as new member states. Read more...

News From Washington Headline

News from Washington: March 4-10

  • President Signs Bipartisan PRIA into Law
  • USMCA Charm Offensive Could Come Up Short
  • The PR Campaign for Gene-Edited Foods
  • China Hawks Rally Against Market-Soothing Deal
  • EU Almost Ready to Move on U.S. Talks, But Won’t Budge on Ag
  • Farm Forecast Another Mixed Bag for Ag
  • Trump’s TPP Exit Curbing Farm Exports
  • Perdue Defends Trade Aid Rates
  • The NAFTA Withdrawal Question
  • Sizing Up FDA Food Policy in Post-Gottlieb ERA
  • Ethanol Retains Grip on Primary Politics
  • Roadmap for Regulating Cell-Based Meat
  • China’s Big Sorghum Buy Amid Trade War
  • USDA Strengthens Partnerships and Protections to Keep African Swine Fever Out of the Country
  • Salt Institute to Disband  

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