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 Joins Agricultural Stakeholders in Opposition to California's Proposition 12

05/24/2024

OABA, along with several agricultural industry trade associations, has expressed significant concerns to the House Agricultural Leadership regarding California's Proposition 12. This legislation, which sets minimum space requirements for breeding pigs, egg-laying hens, and veal calves, is set to take full effect in 2024 and impacts pork sold in California, regardless of its origin.

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OABA Signs Letter Addressing Concerns Over EPA's Proposed Formaldehyde Regulations

05/15/2024

OABA, along with several national trade associations from the agriculture industry, has recently provided feedback to the EPA regarding the 2024 Draft Risk Evaluation for Formaldehyde under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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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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