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09/19/2017

4R Advocate Nominations Are Due October 31

Nominations for the 2017 4R Advocate Program are due on October 31. All members are able to participate in the nomination process to help promote the 4Rs.

09/18/2017

Nominate Your Leaders! OABA Awards to Recognize Excellence in Agribusiness Employees

Submission window closes Sept. 29

OABA members are now able to nominate their employees for two award opportunities: Excellence in Safety & Stewardship, sponsored by ABIS/J.H. Ward Agency and Achievement as an Emerging Leader, sponsored by FLM Harvest.

09/15/2017

Washington Report for 9-18-17

By Steve Kopperud

FDA Warns on Hurricane-affected Crops for Food, Feed - Hard Damage Figures Elusive Post Harvey, Irma; USDA Moves to Relax Claim, Documentation, Reporting Requirements - Roberts Less Optimistic about Farm Bill this Year - September 19 Set for Confirmation Hearings on Some Trump Nominees for USDA Subcabinet Posts; Clovis Doesn’t Make the List - Sunset for NAFTA 2.0? KORUS Gets More White House Threats - Ross to Lead November Trade Delegation as Part of Trump’s First Trip to China - FDA to Give Farmers, States More Time to Figure Out FSMA Water Standards Rule - EPA Keeps “Flexibility” on Offices - No One Talked to Icahn about RFS, Gas Blending:  EPA - European Council of Justice Tells EU: No Ban on GMO Cultivation if No Evidence of Serious Human Health Risk, No Use of Precautionary Principle - Corn Forecast Slightly Up from August, Soybeans to Hit - Miss America has Political Chops, Eyes North Dakota Governor’s Mansion

09/14/2017

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Luckey Farmers, Inc.

Opened in 1919 with the goal to buy and sell farm products, Luckey Farmers, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative that has remained true to that mission for nearly 100 years. Luckey Farmers maintains seven grain locations and five agronomy facilities, in addition to three cardtrol petroleum stations.

09/14/2017

Research, Technology Highlighted at 4R Technology Review Field Day

The 2017 4R Technology Review Field Day brought together more than 90 retailers, farmers and other interested parties to learn about agriculture’s continued efforts to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin and waterways across Ohio.

09/14/2017

FSR Agronomy College Helps Participants Stay Current on Agronomy Issues

At the 2017 FSR Agronomy College, more than 60 agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers and custom applicators gained insight on current agronomy issues. Participants had access to industry experts covering topics including weed, disease and insect management, mixing issues, spraying, maturity and more.

09/08/2017

OABA to Honor Professionalism, Stewardship and Excellence in Agribusiness Employees

OABA will recognize outstanding leaders in the agribusiness industry through the Awards and Recognition Initiative. Members are now able to nominate their employees for two award opportunities: Excellence in Safety & Stewardship and Achievement as an Emerging Leader.

09/08/2017

Deadline Extended! Registration for PQCI Training Closes Sept. 15

Training gives participants necessary tools to develop animal food safety plan

In order to assist businesses in meeting the requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association, will offer the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Sept. 26-28.

09/08/2017

Washington Report for 9-11-17

By Steve Kopperud

Harvey, Irma Throw Hill Schedule into Cocked Hat; Trump Agrees with Dems on Debt Ceiling - Trump Nominates More USDA Subcabinet Candidates; Senate Confirmation Hearing Likely this Month - Perdue Unveils Major USDA Reorganization Plan - NAFTA 2.0 Round Two Yields Little News; KORUS Likely Safe – for Now - Trump Drops DACA Program, Gives Congress Six Months to Fix It; Goodlatte to Replace H-21 Visas - USDA Allows Dairy Producers to Opt Out of MPP for 2018 - EPA Considering Dicamba Options; Monsanto Works Hard to Stop Arkansas Broad Action

09/08/2017

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Nachurs Alpine Solutions

A pioneer in liquid fertilizer, Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS) offers a full-line of liquid starter fertilizers, foliar fertilizers, and micronutrients. NAS also provides complete marketing, agronomic, sales and customer support throughout North America.

09/08/2017

CropLife America Hires Ethan Mathews as Director of Government Relations

Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America, announced that Ethan Mathews has joined CLA as director of government relations.

09/08/2017

NGFA, NAEGA Commend Secretary of Agriculture Perdue for Relocating FGIS to AMS

The nation's two preeminent grain trade associations whose member companies directly utilize and fund services provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Federal Grain Inspection Service commended Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for relocating the agency to the department's Agricultural Marketing Service.

09/07/2017

CropLife America Hires Dr. Brenda Stahl as Director of Human Health Policy

Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America, announced that Dr. Brenda Stahl has recently joined CLA as the director of human health policy.

09/07/2017

OABA Member Invents New Inoculant System

FlexConnect Changes the Inoculant Mixing Game

A revolutionary technology for mixing soybean inoculants is now available, and a longtime OABA member was instrumental in its creation. Jim Pullins of Lancaster was a key part of the development team for FlexConnect, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.

09/01/2017

EPA to Hold WOTUS Listening Sessions

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army will hold ten teleconferences to consider input for revising the definition of the Waters of the United States rule.

09/01/2017

Hazardous Materials Safety Permit No Longer Required for Anhydrous Ammonia Domestic Transportation

Source: Agricultural Retailers Association

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation is issuing notification to advise industry that the agency no longer requires a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit for transportation of anhydrous ammonia domestically.

09/01/2017

Deadline Approaching! Registration for PQCI Training Closes Sept. 8

Training gives participants necessary tools to develop animal food safety plan

In order to assist businesses in meeting the requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association, will offer the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Sept. 26-28.

09/01/2017

Time is Running Out! Register Now for 4R Technology Review Field Day

Retailers encouraged to bring farmer customers to event

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is partnering with industry leaders to host a 4R Technology Review Field Day to continue efforts that strengthen the industry's commitment to improving water quality in Lake Erie and waterways through Ohio.

09/01/2017

Washington Report for 9-5-17

By Steve Kopperud

Hurricane Harvey Impact Tough to Assess Until Rains Stop, Waters Recede - Trump Takes Tax Reform Message to Missouri, Short on Details, Harvey Aid May Slow Initiative - EPA Ends E15 Restriction Early; Higher Ethanol Blend Can Blunt Harvey’s Impact on Gas Prices: RFA - Next NAFTA Session September 1; Mexican Officials in DC, Say No Twitter Negotiations - EPA Collects WOTUS Input through 10 Teleconferences, Public Meeting - USDA Sued for Not Releasing GM Labeling Study on Time - University Report Says Federal On-Farm Antibiotic Policies Fall Short - Second, Broader Cage-Free California Ballot Initiative Coming

09/01/2017

Agriculture and Water Quality Issues - OSU Research and Agency Initiatives Guide Farmers Solutions

OSU EPN Breakfast Series

The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus.

08/29/2017

Conney Safety Customer Appreciation Day in Madison, WI

Conney Safety is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on September 14 at their location in Madison, Wisconsin. 

08/29/2017

Last Chance! Register Now for FSR Agronomy College

Agronomists, CCAs and custom applicators stay current on agronomy issues

Agronomists, CCAs and custom applicators can stay current on agronomy issues during the Farm Science Review Agronomy College, hosted by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association in partnership with Ohio State University Extension on Sept. 12.

08/29/2017

Call for 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditor Applications

The Nutrient Stewardship Council, on behalf of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, seeks to contract with consultants as 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditors.

08/29/2017

ETS Partners with Raven to Offer New Rate Controller

The SoilWarrior ISOBUS Control Module Powered by Raven

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) launches a new precision agriculture product in partnership with Raven Industries, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

08/29/2017

Secretary Husted Announced 100% of Business Service Forms Are Available Online

Secretary Husted has announced that 100 percent of all filings needed to start or maintain a business in Ohio may now be submitted online and business owners may now submit all Uniform Commercial Code statements and certified search requests online.