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07/19/2017

Invest now in nation's transportation infrastructure or fall farther behind

Source: National Grain & Feed Association

The United States needs to make more strategic, significant and predictable investments in the U.S. transportation infrastructure or risk having U.S. agriculture lose its competitive export advantage to foreign countries, the National Grain and Feed Association told Congress.

07/19/2017

Attend 4R Technology Reviews for Exclusive Access to Nutrient Stewardship Tools

Save the date for Ohio's event on Sept. 13

Grow your nutrient stewardship expertise and stand out as a leader in environmental sustainability by attending a 4R Technology Review event.

07/17/2017

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Seed Consultants, Inc.

Seed Consultants, Inc., located outside Washington Court House, Ohio, is a corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa seed supplier for the eastern Corn Belt. Founded in 1990, SCI has grown to become the largest Ohio-based seed company.

07/17/2017

Time is Running Out! Register Now for August Golf for Scholarships Outing

Early registration closes July 28

Register now to support Ohio agricultural students at the annual OABA Golf for Scholarships outing, to be held August 16 in Sidney, Ohio.

07/17/2017

Deadline Extended! Register for 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training at Early Bird Rate

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the Safety and Technical Rescue Association, will offer its 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training program for firefighters, first responders and grain personnel Aug. 22-25 in Sidney, Ohio.

07/17/2017

Reminder: Updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration Booklet Available

The National Grain and Feed Association has published a new, updated version of its popular Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules booklet that is available now for purchase. The new booklet includes the latest changes ratified by the membership during the March convention.

07/14/2017

OABA Office Closed July 18-21 for Staff Development

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed July 18-21 for staff development. OABA will resume normal business activities on Monday, July 24. 

07/14/2017

Washington Report for 7-17-17

By Steve Kopperud

Trump Nominates ASA CEO Censky to be USDA Deputy Secretary - House Approps Panel Approves FY2018 Ag/FDA, Energy/Water Spending Bills; Trump Cuts Ignored - Trump Nominations Speeding Up - Perdue Authorizes Emergency Haying on CRP - House Ag to Hit the Road with Farm Bill Outreach - House Freedom Caucus Tosses Its Tax Reform Plan into the Policy Mix - CFTC to Review Swaps Reporting, Complete “Overhaul” by 2019 - NAFTA Priorities to be Released July 17; Brady Wants Negotiators to Stick to TPA Priorities - House Passes Drought Bill; California Delegation Split - USDA Ups Corn and Soybean Production Estimates

07/14/2017

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: AgroLiquid

With a mission to “Prosper the Farmer,” AgroLiquid has been recognized as a high-quality national brand with ethically driven standards. AgroLiquid strives to help growers reach the best possible yields through its fertilizer products, while also using sustainable agricultural practices.

07/14/2017

Budget Update: Will Legislative Love Keep Us Together?

By Belinda Jones - Legislative Counsel

Belinda Jones, OABA legislative counsel, provides an update on the current status of Ohio's 2017 budget.

07/10/2017

Closing Soon! Early Registration for 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training Ends July 14

Prepare your local fire department for a grain bin emergency

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the Safety and Technical Rescue Association, will offer its 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training program for firefighters, first responders and grain personnel Aug. 22-25 in Sidney, Ohio.

07/07/2017

OABA Offers One-Time Sponsorship Opportunity Through Sustaining Sponsorship Program

One check provides a whole year of promotional opportunities

Through the Ohio AgriBuisness Association’s Sustaining Sponsorship Program, OABA members can write one check for OABA event sponsorships, saving the time and hassle of obtaining approval for multiple contributions throughout the year. Members are able to select one Sustaining Sponsorship level and receive promotional opportunities at all OABA events throughout the calendar year.

07/07/2017

Washington Report for 7-10-17

By Steve Kopperud

Corn Acres Down 3%, Wheat Down 9%, Soybean Planting Up 7% to Record 90 Million Acres - EPA Proposes RFS for Ethanol at Top of Range, Advanced Biofuels Static - USDA Targeted for More State Drought Aid - Federal Dollars for Farm Bill Shrinking - Trump Signs Agro-Terrorism Bill - Cargo Preference Opponents Win in Food Aid Spat with President - Arkansas Moves Emergency Dicamba Ban Forward - Bayer Ask EU for Formal Approval of Monsanto Deal - Hatch Shuts Up PETA without Saying a Word

07/05/2017

Register Now for August Golf for Scholarships Outing

Early registration closes July 28

Register now to support Ohio agricultural students at the annual OABA Golf for Scholarships outing, to be held August 16 in Sidney, Ohio.

06/30/2017

Washington Report for 7-3-17

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Recesses for July 4, August Recess Up in the Air - FY2018 Ag Spending Bill OK’d by House Subcommittee; Cuts Aplenty, but not Trump Cuts - Conaway Works Budget Magic Limiting Ag Cuts, Calls Heritage Claim He Blocked Resolution “Absurd” - USDA Names “Commission” on Reorganization: Politico - White House Makes First Formal Move to Kill WOTUS - Ag Groups Slam Trump for Not Naming Subcabinet - PRIA Bill Approved by Senate Agriculture Committee - Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Giancarlo Nomination - President Gets Agro-Terrorism Bill - Ag Senators Introduce Equipment, Machinery Depreciation Bill - Ag Makes Big Showing at NAFTA Public Hearings - Cross-border Trucking Concerns Reemerge - Canadian Leaders Tell Western Governors Concerns - USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Three States - Syngenta Ordered to Pay Kansas Farmers $217.7 Million in Damages China Export Losses - California to List Glyphosate as Under Prop 65

06/30/2017

Online Registration Now Open - 52nd Hall of Fame

Four Ohioans who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio's farm community will be honored Friday, August 4, 2017, by the Ohio Agricultural Council, when they are inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame.

06/29/2017

Attend the Food Industry Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by INTL FCStone

The Food Industry Risk Academy is a three-day, interactive price risk-management educational event that also includes market outlooks delivered by world-renowned experts with insight into where prices for key commodities are headed.

06/29/2017

Is Your Fire Department Prepared to Handle Your Grain Bin Emergency?

Register First Responders for 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in partnership with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the Safety and Technical Rescue Association, will offer its 2017 Bin Entry Tech Rescue Training program for firefighters, first responders and grain personnel Aug. 22-25 in Sidney, Ohio.

06/27/2017

OABA Office Closed for Fourth of July

Office Will Reopen July 5

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

06/23/2017

Washington Report for 6-26-17

By Steve Kopperud

Trump, Perdue take Rural Development Show to Iowa, Talks Successes, Immigration - Ryan Sets Sights on Tax Reform; Promises 2017 Final Action - Perdue Names More Key Staff - House Agriculture Talks University Research Challenges - CFTC Gets Commission Nominees, Giancarlo Gets Confirmation Hearing, Bowen Announces Departure - Doud Nominated to USTR Top Ag Post - Perdue Hosts Canadian, Mexican Ag Ministers in Georgia - NAFTA Sparring Continues; Lighthizer Offers Hopes for Talks - Kind Wants Lighthizer, Perdue in Wisconsin to Talk Dairy - Ag Groups Unhappy with Trump Move on Cuba - July Set for U.S. to Begin Talks with UK on Post-Brexit Bilateral Trade Deal - U.S. Pushing China to Approve Six More Biotech Crops - U.S. Cuts of All Fresh Beef Imports from Brazil on Safety Concerns - EPA, BLM Signal Possible Massive Job Cuts

06/23/2017

NGFA-PFI Feed & Pet Food Joint Conference

Registration Opens June 26

The 2017 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference is an annual collaboration between the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Pet Food Institute (PFI), designed specifically for the feed and pet food sectors.

06/23/2017

Report Finds Lake Erie Deteriorating Due to Algae

Source: The Hannah Report

Lake Erie’s ecosystem is in poor condition and the trend is deteriorating, according to a new report put out by the U.S. EPA and the Canadian government.

06/22/2017

OABA Educational Trust Golf for Scholarships Outing Recap

Register for Aug. 16 outing by July 28 for early registration discount

A beautiful day met those gathered for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Educational Trust Golf for Scholarships June 21 scramble. More than 80 golfers from across the agricultural community came together at the Deere Ridge Golf Club in Bellville to support the Educational Trust scholarship fund.

06/20/2017

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing Join Forces as FLM Harvest

Deal Merges Complementary Client Portfolios in Farm, Food, Environmental Sciences and Lifestyle

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing announced they will join forces, merging highly complementary competencies, cultures and client portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. Together, the companies will rebrand as FLM Harvest.

06/20/2017

Attorney General DeWine Signs Letters on Waters of the United States Rule

Attorney General DeWine submitted a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging the Administration to reformulate the “waters of the United States” regulatory definition.