Chris' Corner

Hello and welcome to Chris’ Corner! My vision for 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. 

- Chris Henney, CAE - OABA President & CEO

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OABA Signs Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding Confirmation of Trade Affairs Representatives

11/30/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter sent to Senate leadership requesting confirmation of Doug McKalip to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Alexis Taylor to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs before the end of the year.

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OABA Signs on to Letter to Legislative Leaders Regarding Rail Labor Dispute

11/30/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter sent to House and Senate leaders urging swift action to avert a rail strike or lockout that would lead to shutdowns or slowdowns of rail-dependent facilities resulting in devastating consequences to our national and global food security.

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OABA Signs Letter Regarding Preemption Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

11/15/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed a letter expressing concern with the recent misinterpretations of long-standing policy regarding the regulation and labeling of pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

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OABA Signs Letters Regarding Rail Labor Dispute

11/04/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently signed two letters urging swift action to avert a rail strike or lockout that would lead to shutdowns or slowdowns of rail-dependent facilities resulting in devastating consequences to our national and global food security.

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OABA Signs Letter Urging Administration to Continue to Engage to Avoid a Rail Strike

10/28/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently submitted a letter to President Biden urging the administration to continue to work with the railroad unions and railroads to ensure that the current tentative agreement is ratified.

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OABA Submits Comments Regarding Registration Review of Dicamba

10/25/2022

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association recently submitted a letter to the EPA providing comments regarding the EPA's revised human health and draft ecological risk assessments for the registration review of Dicamba.

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OABA Signs Ag Transportation Working Group Letter

07/28/2022

The Agricultural Transportation Working Group recently signed a letter strongly supporting the draft Freight Rail Shopping Fair Market Act. The ATWG endorses the draft FRSFMA that includes several sensible and necessary policy measures to level the playing field for agricultural shippers currently operating in a non-competitive system. 

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OABA Signs Letter Calling for Confirmation of Doug McKalip as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

07/18/2022

A coalition of nearly 100 U.S. food and agriculture organizations called for the prompt confirmation of Doug McKalip as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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OABA Signs Letter to US EPA Sharing Concerns Regarding Recent Objection to Provision in Draft NPDES Permit for City of Euclid

06/30/2022

OABA recently joined with the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association and the Ohio Soybean Association to share concerns regarding the US EPA’s recent objection to a specific provision in the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit that Ohio EPA developed for the City of Euclid.

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OABA Signs Letter to Congress Supporting Nomination of Taylor for USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

06/23/2022

OABA, along with nearly 100 state and national associations, signed on to a letter to Congress expressing support for the nomination of Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.

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OABA Signs Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 7266

05/05/2022

OABA, with more than 150 state and national associations, signed on to a letter to Congress expressing support for H.R. 7266. The bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to prohibit the local regulation of pesticide use, introduced by Representative Rodney Davis.

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OABA Applauds EPA's Expansion of Enlist Products to Additional Counties for 2022 Growing Season

03/30/2022

Now available for use in all Ohio Counties

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its recent approval of Enlist One and Enlist Duo for use in 134 additional counties, which now includes all 88 counties in Ohio. Through use of sound science and rational thought, the EPA's decision allows Ohio's farmers immediate access to a viable and effective product. 

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OABA Submits Testimony to Ohio Senate and House Supporting Ag-LINK

12/09/2021

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association has submitted testimony to the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives supporting the effort to modernize and improve the Ag-LINK program.

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