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01/23/2019

Change in Watersheds in Distress Approach

Ohio Department of Agriculture plans to change previous proposal

Less than a week into the administration of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a new approach to watersheds in distress emerged. ODA has changed the status of the proposed watersheds in distress rules in the Register of Ohio to “To Be Refiled.”

01/22/2019

OAC to Recognize Outstanding Individuals in Agriculture

The Ohio Agricultural Council is accepting applications for two opportunities to recognize outstanding individuals in agriculture: the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame and the OAC scholarship program.

01/22/2019

Support Ohio's Ag Students at 2019 Bowling for Scholarships!

March 15 - Maumee, Ohio

The 2019 Bowling for Scholarship event will be held on March 15, 2019 at Timbers Bowling in Maumee, Ohio. Participants can register in teams or as individuals. Registration fee includes morning refreshments, pizza, door prizes and tournament bowling.

01/18/2019

Final Days to Register for 2019 Industry Conference!

Are you prepared to Navigate the future of the agriculture industry? The Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2019 Industry Conference will help you chart your course by providing invaluable education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. 

01/18/2019

Register Now for 2019 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops

Held Feb. 12 and 13

OABA’s Safety & Risk Management subcommittee has planned the Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshop training program for 2019 utilizing an awareness-level training format. The workshops are designed to help participants become more aware of the chemical properties, proper handling, cautions and hazards when working with anhydrous ammonia, equipment, and containment.

01/18/2019

News from Washington: January 14-20

Shutdown Could Shake Government for Years - FSA Offices Open Briefly, But Still Handcuffed - Trade Aid Bottled Up - Dems Revive ‘Blue Card’ Debate - Shutdown Starting to Crack Trump Farm Support - Trump Touts Trade, But Farmers See Uncertainty - Farm Belt Bankers: Producers to Hang Tough In 2019 - Food Safety Groups Fear Long-Term Shutdown Damage - Shutdown Could Delay Organic Fraud Rule - States Hustle to Get SNAP Benefits Out - Peterson Keeps Distance from Dem Climate Agenda - Lancet Report Opens Fresh Debate About Meat

01/18/2019

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Announces Enlist E3™ Soybean and Qrome® Corn Commercial Launches

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has announced plans for commercial launches of Enlist E3 soybeans in Brazil, Canada and the United States, beginning in 2019. The Company also announced plans to expand the launch of Qrome products across the U.S. Corn Belt.

01/16/2019

ODA Reminds Farmers of Requirements for Dicamba Use

Revised label and new training required before use in 2019

ODA is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year. In October 2018, U.S. EPA approved revised labels for the three dicamba products that are labeled for use on soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto) and FeXapan (DuPont).

01/16/2019

Access the 2019 Industry Conference Event App

Download the ConferenceBeat Event App to prepare for the 2019 OABA Industry Conference. Resources, attendee directory, notifications... all at your fingertips!

01/16/2019

Gary King, Past OABA CEO, Passes Away at 77

OABA is saddened to report the passing of past OABA CEO, Gary King. Gary passed away on Monday from complications of Lewy Body Dementia at the age of 77.

01/15/2019

MACA to Offer Young Leader Scholarship Program to Students in Agriculture

Deadline to Apply: January 25

The Mid America CropLife Association Young Leader Scholarship Program is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation.

01/11/2019

News from Washington: January 7-13

Border Talks Hit A Wall, Dooming House Spending Bills - FDA Aims to Revive High-Risk Food Inspections - Industry Push to Approve NAFTA 2.0 - White House Reverses Course on SNAP Funding - Perdue Extends Trade-Aid Deadline - Shutdown Hits Trump’s WOTUS, RFS Plans - Grassley Backs Ditching NAFTA If Dems Hold Up USMCA - What’s Next for U.S.-China Talks? - Grassley Draws Hard Line on U.S.-EU Trade - Stabenow Seeks USDA Tally of Shutdown Impact - Ag Labor Bill Coming Next Week - Soybean Sales to EU Soared In 2018 - USDA Notes that NASS and OCE-WAOB Reports are Suspended

01/10/2019

DeWine Announces Cabinet Nominations

Dorothy Pelanda Named Director of ODA

With just a few days left before Governor-elect Mike DeWine is sworn in as Ohio’s 64th Governor, he nominated 13 more cabinet directors today. The announcement included the directors of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency.

01/10/2019

Ohio AgriBusiness Association Announces 2019 Industry Excellence Awards Recipients

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Industry Excellence Awards: 2019 Excellence in Customer Service – Kevin Brinkman, United Equity, Inc.; 2019 Achievement as an Emerging Leader – Kevin Fall, Rosen’s Inc.; 2019 Excellence in Safety & Stewardship – Jason Nowakowski, Centerra Co-op

01/09/2019

Ohio EPA Offering Nearly $3 Million in Grants for Clean Water Projects

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

Ohio EPA is requesting proposals for implementation projects to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, such as nutrients, sediment and bacteria; improve stream and riparian habitat; or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Nearly $3 million in grants is expected to be available.

01/08/2019

Eleven Participating in Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH Program

Program Prepares Future Agribusiness Leaders

Eleven Ohio agribusiness leaders will soon take part in the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2019 LAUNCH (Leaders Achieving Unexpected New Career Heights) program, created in partnership with Shift-ology Communication to help OABA member companies fill the looming void of leadership talent.

01/04/2019

News from Washington: January 1-6

What 2019 Holds for Food and Ag - Farm Bill Oversight Leads House Ag’s 2019 Plans - Shutdown Complicates USDA Reports, Trade Aid - Peterson Takes Helm of House Ag - McGovern To Fight for SNAP from Rules Post - USDA Nominees in Flux as New Congress Begins - Dairy’s Next Push: Quick USMCA Approval - Faster Line Speeds Despite Failed Safety Tests? 

01/04/2019

Don't Miss Out! Register Now for 2019 Industry Conference

Early bird discount ends January 15

Are you prepared to Navigate the future of the agriculture industry? The Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2019 Industry Conference will help you chart your course by providing invaluable education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. 

01/04/2019

Attend the 2019 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops

Held Feb. 12 and 13

OABA’s Safety & Risk Management subcommittee has planned the Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshop training program for 2019 utilizing an awareness-level training format. The workshops are designed to help participants become more aware of the chemical properties, proper handling, cautions and hazards when working with anhydrous ammonia, equipment, and containment.

01/03/2019

Time is Running Out! Attend the 2019 Grain Operations Course

First Session Held January 17

The OABA Grain Operations Training Course is designed to provide quality training for individuals whose primary responsibilities are in grain operations. The course is a series of three, day long classes - Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and March 7 - conducted at an operating grain facility.

01/02/2019

Nicole Wallace Promoted to Director of Communications and Marketing

Nicole Wallace has been promoted to Director of Communications and Marketing for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. In her new role, Nicole will be responsible for all aspects of association communication, including social media management, event promotion, press release and news writing, graphic design, photography and videography.

12/19/2018

Joel Newman to Retire After 15 Years as AFIA's President and CEO

The American Feed Industry Association's President and CEO Joel G. Newman formally announced to members today that he will be retiring from the association effective December 2019.

12/19/2018

OAC to Recognize Outstanding Individuals in Agriculture

The Ohio Agricultural Council is accepting applications for two opportunities to recognize outstanding individuals in agriculture: the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame and the OAC scholarship program.

12/17/2018

Fertilizer Industry Associations to Bolster Scientific Research Capabilities by Absorbing the International Plant Nutrition Institute

The members and the Board of Directors of IPNI have voted to undertake a major organizational restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to TFI, Fertilizer Canada and the International Fertilizer Association.

12/17/2018

News from Washington: December 10-16

It’s Now Trump’s Turn on the Farm Bill - Farm Bill Drops Ag Retail Safety Exclusion - New WOTUS Rule Lacks Clarity - Lighthizer: U.S.-China Deal Needed by March - Digging Deeper into the Farm Bill - Farmers Get Cuba Opportunity In Farm Bill - What’s Next for Peterson, Conaway? - Farm Groups Seek Quick Deal with Japan - USDA Out with Details on Rural Broadband Effort