Capitol Corner

Hello and welcome to Capitol Corner! This area of our website is to share insights and information that spans the political and policy spectrum - especially as it relates to the agribusiness industry. 

 

 

OABA and More Than 360 Organizations Voice Support for FIFRA Labeling Related to Interior Appropriations Sec. 461

02/16/2024

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently joined more than 360 organizations in a letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations that voices support for FIFRA Labeling Related to Interior Appropriations Sec. 461

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OABA Signs Letter of Support for Amendments to Occupational Licensing Reform Bill

02/13/2024

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently worked in conjunction with other Ohio agriculture organizations to ensure a credible grain grading program remains in Ohio.

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OABA and More Than 200 Organizations Voice Concern for Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework

10/25/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, along with 225 other organizations, recently signed a letter voicing concern to the U.S. EPA regarding the Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework to reduce exposure of federally listed endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitats from the use of conventional agricultural herbicides.

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OABA and More Than 200 Organizations Voice Concern for EPA Vulnerable Species Pilot Project

08/11/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, along with 206 other organizations, recently signed a letter voicing concern to the U.S. EPA regarding the agency's Vulnerable Species Pilot Project.

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Support for H.R.4288: The Agricultural Labeling Uniformity Act

07/30/2023

The Agricultural Labeling Uniformity Act provides legislative clarity that while states have every right to build on the federal government's baseline regulations, they should not have the ability to contradict the scientific findings of EPA. The act provides certainty that the tools supporting modern agriculture and the supply chain will remain safe and available.

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Ohio AgriBusiness Association Endorses Ohio Issue 1

07/07/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association supports Ohio Issue 1, an important initiative meant to elevate the standards by which the Constitution of the State of Ohio may be amended.

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OABA Signs Letter of Support for Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2023

07/06/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter of support for the Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2023 to make permanent the 20-percent deduction for small- and individually-owned businesses (Section 199A), providing certainty to the millions of S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships that rely on the Section 199A deduction to remain competitive both here and overseas.

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OABA Attends National Grain & Feed Association Fly-In

06/23/2023

This past week Ohio AgriBusiness Association leaders participated in a congressional fly in with our national partner, the National Grain and Feed Association. While in Washington DC, our delegation visited several of our Members of Congress and networked with other agriculture organizations in attendance.

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OABA Signs Letter of Support for Agricultural Labeling Uniformity Act

06/23/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter of support for the Agricultural Labeling Uniformity Act, expressing concern with recent misinterpretations of long-standing policy regarding the regulation and labeling of pesticide products, as some states have begun to regulate pesticides in a manner contradicting decades of scientific guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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OABA and More Than 120 Organizations Voice Support for Innovative FEED Act

06/13/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, along with 127 other organizations, recently signed a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting the Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development Act of 2023.

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OABA Signs Letter to Ohio State House Leadership Regarding Budget Priorities

06/12/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter to Ohio State House leadership regarding budget items important to the agriculture community, including property taxes, Ohio State Fair 2050 Expo Fund, the H2Ohio program, and Ohio State University's Multi-Species Animal Learning Center and Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute.

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OABA Supports Bills to Improve Trucking Transportation

05/23/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter sent to House leadership from the Agricultural Transportation Working Group in support bills to improve trucking transportation, increasing trucking capacity and allowing more flexibility to address the shortage of truck drivers.

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OABA Signs Letter of Support for Proposed Rule to Modify U.S. Standards for Soybeans

05/03/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed comments submitted to FGIS on the proposal to revise the U.S. Standards for Soybeans by removing SBOC as an official grading factor and revising the table of Grade Limits and Breakpoints for Soybeans. Overall, 43 national and regional/state affiliate organizations signed the letter.

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Ohio Representative Creech Visits Tyler Grain and Fertilizer

04/03/2023

Last week, Chris visited Tyler Grain and Fertilizer with Ohio House Ag Committee Chair and State Representative Rodney Creech. OABA members Bill Tyler and Nick Franks hosted the visit for Representative Creech to learn about the grain and fertilizer industry and to understand the hard work and dedication of the OABA members.

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OABA and More Than 400 Organizations Voice Support for Existing Pesticide Law

03/16/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently joined more than 400 organizations in a letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that affirms these organizations support the pesticide regulatory system in place today under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

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OABA, 400 Groups Call for Sufficient Farm Bill Budget Resources

03/14/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter, along with more than 400 additional organizations, that was sent to the House and Senate Budget and Agriculture Committee members calling for sufficient Farm Bill budget resources.

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OABA Signs Letter of Support for SHIP IT Act

03/10/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter sent to House leadership from the Agricultural Transportation Working Group in support of the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking Act and the meaningful solutions it provides to address the need for more truck drivers, truck parking, productivity, environmental efficiency, options during emergencies and flexibility for ag haulers.

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OABA Submits Comments to TMDL Program Administrators

03/09/2023

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently submitted comments on the Draft Maumee River Watershed Nutrient Water Quality Improvement Plan and Draft Total Maximum Daily Load.

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