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07/19/2019

News from Washington: July 15-19

EPA Keeps Chlorpyrifos On Fields, For Now - How Trade Aid 2.0 Could Take Shape - Hurricane Barry Brings More Headaches for Farmers - Cloudy Forecast for U.S.-China Talks - Trump’s WOTUS, H-2A Rules Roll On - Russia, China Look to Expand Soybean Trade - Pressure Rising to Vote on USMCA - Japan Farm Deal on The Fast-Track - USDA Preparing Origin of Livestock Rule - USDA Sticks to Its Guns on Research Controversies - Pressure Builds on USDA’s GIPSA Rules Reboot - EU Beef Deal Set for Signing - ERS, NIFA Workers Reject Relocation En Masse - Biden Proposes Taking Ag to ‘Net Zero’ Emissions - Walmart’s Role in Taking on Poultry Giants

07/19/2019

Early Deadline Approaching! Register Now for August Golf for Scholarships

2019 Golf Honoree Paul Borders, Sidney Manufacturing Company, to be recognized

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association invites you to attend the August 2019 Golf for Scholarships outings held at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney, Ohio. OABA is excited to recognize Paul Borders of Sidney Manufacturing Company as the 2019 Golf for Scholarships honoree. 

07/19/2019

Ready? Take Aim... Fire! Registration Open for 2019 Target: Scholarships

For the second year, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association will host its newest Educational Trust fund-raising event – Target: Scholarships. The sporting clays event will be held on September 13 at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio.

07/18/2019

Governor Mike DeWine Signs Ohio Budget that Invests in Ohio’s Future

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Am. Sub. House Bill 166, Ohio’s FY '20-'21 general operating budget, into law. Am. Sub. House Bill 166, which was approved with bi-partisan support by both the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate, supports Governor DeWine’s goal of making wise investments that will positively impact Ohio’s future.

07/18/2019

General Assembly Sends Hemp Legalization Bill to DeWine

Source: The Hannah Report

Farmers are another step closer to being allowed to cultivate hemp in Ohio, as the General Assembly sent SB57 to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature.

07/17/2019

2019 4R Technology Review Field Day Focuses On Emerging Research and Innovation

More than 85 agricultural influencers came together for the 2019 4R Technology Review Field Day at Stateler Family Farms, a Blanchard River Demonstration Farm located in McComb, Ohio. Agricultural retailers, researchers, farmers and others were in attendance to discuss the latest research on nutrient management, water quality, conservation efforts, and experience field demonstrations.

07/15/2019

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: Morral Companies

Morral Companies was founded in 1963 as a family business serving the local farm community. Since that time, the organization has grown into several business groups that offer solutions for every need. In addition to retail operations serving the country’s farmers, Morral Companies offers manufacturing, packaging and wholesale distribution of a wide range of agriculture products, and beyond.

07/15/2019

Attend INTL FCStone Fertilizer Risk Academy

INTL FCStone Financial Inc. is offering several new Fertilizer Risk Academy seminars to cover tools available to manage both competition and risk associated with fertilizer inventory.

07/15/2019

Passing of Industry Associate Darren Langhals

OABA is saddened to report the passing of Darren Langhals on July 13, as a result of an accident at Colonial Surface Solutions. Most recently, Darren served the agricultural industry as the chief financial officer for Sunrise Cooperative. Please join us in expressing condolences to the family.

07/12/2019

News from Washington: July 8-12

FDA Resists Livestock Lobby’s Push on GE Animals - States to FDA: Get Moving on Hemp Products - China Ag Purchases Still MIA - Fed Looks Set to Cut Rates - Dems Back D.C. Landlord in USDA Relocation Fight - 2020 Race Looms Large For USMCA - U.S. Probe of French Tax Could Bring New Tariffs - The Next Decade of Agriculture - Reviewing Trump’s Climate Record - EU Pesticide Rules Under Fire - Welcome to the 2020 Diet Wars - Powell Positive on Ag Lending

07/12/2019

Last Chance! Nominate Your Leaders for OABA Industry Excellence Awards

Nominations Due July 18

OABA is accepting nominations for three award opportunities: Achievement as an Emerging Leader, Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Safety & Stewardship. Nominations can be submitted by any industry professional, but the nominee must work for an OABA member company. 

07/11/2019

Time is Running Out! RSVP Today for 4R Technology Review Field Day - July 16

At the free 4R Technology Review Field Day on July 16, retailers, farmers, Certified Crop Advisers and other interested parties will hear from experts, see field demonstrations and experience technology centered on strengthening the industry’s commitment to improving the quality of Ohio’s waterways.

07/11/2019

Tools for Training and Keeping Good Employees Increasingly Important in Agribusiness

A HR series in cooperation with Ohio's Country Journal and OABA's membership

It is not an uncommon story. A young employee starts at the lowest levels of a company, works in every facet of the business and one day ends up running it.

07/11/2019

VIDEO: Catching Up with Chris - July 2019

Meet Zach Steiner - OABA Summer Intern

In July's Catching Up with Chris, we introduce Zach Steiner, OABA's summer intern, who shares what he's most excited for this summer, plus a reminder for the OABA Industry Excellence Awards. The deadline is just one week away (July 18), so nominate your leaders today at oaba.net/awards!

07/09/2019

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: GROWMARK

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistic products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services throughout North America. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, Growmark owns the FS trademark which is used by affiliated member cooperatives.

07/09/2019

Treasurer Sprague Re-Opens Ag-LINK Program for Ohio Farmers Impacted by Floods

Application period opens immediately and runs until November 15

Due to the extreme weather that has taken a devastating toll on parts of Ohio, Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced he has re-opened the application period for the Ag-LINK program. Through this round of applications, farm operators and agribusiness owners based in Ohio can receive a 2% interest rate reduction on loans up to $150,000.

07/08/2019

Ohio Farm Service Agency Extends Prevented Plant Crop Reporting Deadline in 76 counties to July 15 for Producers Without Insurance or NAP Coverage

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Ohio producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture.

07/03/2019

Recognize Your Outstanding Leaders! OABA Accepting Industry Excellence Awards Nominations

Nominations Due July 18

OABA is accepting nominations for three award opportunities: Achievement as an Emerging Leader, Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Safety & Stewardship. Nominations can be submitted by any industry professional, but the nominee must work for an OABA member company. 

07/03/2019

OABA Hosts Two Summer Events for Grain Industry

Two more chances to attend grain grading school or grain law roundtables

OABA is offering two events this summer for those in the grain industry: Grain Grading Schools and Ohio Grain Law Roundtables. There are two more events offered in 2019: July 18 (Springfield) and August 27 (Wooster).

07/02/2019

OABA Sustaining Sponsor Spotlight: CGB

An innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, CGB Enterprises, Inc. operates more than 90 grain facilities and river terminals across the Midwest, focusing on originating and marketing grain and oilseeds for export and domestic channels.

07/01/2019

Save Your Seat! 4R Technology Review Field Day - July 16

At the free 4R Technology Review Field Day on July 16, retailers, farmers, Certified Crop Advisers and other interested parties will hear from experts, see field demonstrations and experience technology centered on strengthening the industry’s commitment to improving the quality of Ohio’s waterways.

07/01/2019

Director Pelanda Requests Help from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue for Ohio Farmers Impacted by Record Rainfall

Ohio Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda sent a letter to U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, supporting Governor Mike DeWine's request for a Secretarial disaster designation and asking for consideration of specific recommendations regarding Ohio farmers.

06/28/2019

Register Now for August Golf for Scholarships Outing

2019 Golf Honoree Paul Borders, Sidney Manufacturing Company, to be recognized

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association invites you to attend the August 2019 Golf for Scholarships outings held at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney, Ohio. OABA is excited to recognize Paul Borders of Sidney Manufacturing Company as the 2019 Golf for Scholarships honoree. 

06/28/2019

OABA Office Closed for Fourth of July

Office Will Reopen July 8

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Monday, July 8.

06/28/2019

OABA Members Support Association Through Sustaining Sponsorship Program

Sponsors to be highlight in spotlight articles starting in July

OABA has 28 members who have made Sustaining Sponsorship contributions ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Profiles of the sustaining sponsors will start appearing on the website and newsletter in July.