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05/22/2019

OABA to Host 4R Technology Review Field Day on 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.

05/22/2019

Rock Out at the 2019 4R Summit! Register Today!

June 10-11 | Cleveland, Ohio

Everyone in Ohio knows that "Cleveland Rocks." And The Fertilizer Institute certainly agrees, having selected the city to host the 2019 4R Summit. Don't miss your chance to "rock out" with your OABA staff at this year's summit, register today!

05/22/2019

ARA Testifies on Excessive Freight and Demurrage Charges, Urges STB to Hold Railroads Accountable

On May 22, the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) testified before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) about excessive demurrage and accessorial charges against agricultural retailers and distributors.

05/21/2019

Are You Registered? First Grain Grading School to Be Held June 12

New for 2019: Test-Only Option for Recertification

OABA is offering three ODA-approved Grain Grading Schools offered in 2019: June 12 (Fremont), July 18 (Springfield) and August 27 (Wooster) for those seeking to obtain or renew a Commodity Tester Certification. New for 2019 - a test-only option for individuals seeking recertification.

05/17/2019

News from Washington: May 13-19

Trade Aid 2.0 May Affect Planting Decisions - Hemp, Harbor Funds Among Disaster Aid Hang-Ups - Closing in on a Steel Tariffs Deal - Bayer Facing $2 Billion Verdict in Third Roundup Case - USDA Nominations Advance, But Floor Votes TBD - Soybean Prices Slump Amid Headwinds - Peterson Goes Off on FSA Administrator - Blumenauer: China Dispute Threatens USMCA - USDA to Start Testing Sick Hogs for African Swine Fever - U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan - USDA Drops ‘Preliminary’ Research Disclaimer Policy - USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 20 States - Processed Food Under Fire - Seeking Sodium Provisions in FDA Spending Bill

05/17/2019

OABA Office Closed for Memorial Day

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association office will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. OABA will resume normal business activities on Tuesday, May 28. 

05/17/2019

Last Chance! Register Now to Save for June 19 Golf Outing!

Early Registration Deadline May 24

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association invites you to attend the 2019 Golf for Scholarships outings. The early outing will be held June 19 at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Ohio. The late outing will be held August 21 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney, Ohio. 

05/17/2019

OABA Welcomes 2019 Summer Intern Zachary Steiner

Zachary Steiner is the 2019 summer student intern for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. He will assist with OABA’s membership, events, communications, and other key efforts beginning in May 2019.

05/17/2019

OABA to Host Ohio Grain Law Roundtables

Discussion with ODA's Inspection Administrator Dave Simmons

Attention grain managers, merchandisers and others with interest – attend a Roundtable Discussion with the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Inspection Administrator – David Simmons. There will be three roundtables offered: June 12 (Fremont), July 18 (Springfield) and August 27 (Wooster). 

05/14/2019

Rock Out at the 2019 4R Summit! Register Today!

June 10-11 | Cleveland, Ohio

Everyone in Ohio knows that "Cleveland Rocks." And The Fertilizer Institute certainly agrees, having selected the city to host the 2019 4R Summit. Don't miss your chance to "rock out" with your OABA staff at this year's summit, register today!

05/10/2019

News from Washington: May 6-12

Pence: More Trade Aid May Be Coming - Liberal Group Wants Antitrust Agency At USDA - California Moves to Ban Chlorpyrifos - Perdue Announces Top Sites for ERS and NIFA Relocations - USMCA Still Stuck on Tariffs - EPA’S New WOTUS Timeline - GOP Immigration Meeting Skirts H-2A Talk - Pesticide Approvals Another Hurdle for Hemp - The Forecast for Soybean Stocks - A Georgia Republican’s Rare Rebuke of The White House - WIC Participation Continues to Decline - Tomato Deal Ends, Tariffs Kick In - New ERS Union Looks to Fight Relocation - African Swine Fever Fallout Could Hit Dairy - Ag Having Its Moment In 2020 Race

05/10/2019

Precision Agriculture Faculty Position Available at Clark State

Clark State Community College is seeking to fill a full-time, 9 month, Agriculture instructional faculty position in Precision Agriculture beginning August 9th, 2019 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Review of application materials will begin May 22.

05/10/2019

Diverse Stakeholder Group to Benchmark Nutrient Management Efforts and Create Farmer Certification to Improve Water Quality

A unique collaboration of stakeholders representing the agriculture, conservation, environmental, and research communities have joined forces to develop and deploy a statewide water quality initiative. This unprecedented partnership brings together diverse interests to establish a baseline understanding of current on-farm conservation and nutrient management efforts and to build farmer participation in a new certification program.

05/10/2019

Ohio Agricultural Council Announces 54th Hall of Fame Inductee Class

Visionary leaders in Ohio’s agricultural community to be honored in August

The Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC) will induct Bryan Black of Canal Winchester, Charles A. “Al” Holdren of Ashland, Lewis R. Jones of Grove City and Robinson “Rob” W. Joslin of Sidney, into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame during a special breakfast ceremony held in Kasich Hall at the Ohio State Fair.

05/09/2019

Need a Commodity Tester Certificate? Attend a 2019 Grain Grading School!

New for 2019: Test-Only Option for Recertification

OABA is offering three ODA-approved Grain Grading Schools offered in 2019: June 12 (Fremont), July 18 (Springfield) and August 27 (Wooster) for those seeking to obtain or renew a Commodity Tester Certification. New for 2019 - a test-only option for individuals seeking recertification.

05/09/2019

U-M Study: WLEB Phosphorus Sources Not Limited to Agriculture

Source: Michigan Farm News

A new University of Michigan report provides the most detailed characterization to date of the phosphorus sources — and its relative contributions — into the complex Detroit River watershed, which is heavily urbanized on the U.S. side of the border and mainly agricultural on the Canadian side.

05/08/2019

Federal Judge Says Lake Erie Itself Can’t Participate in LEBOR Lawsuit

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

A federal judge on Tuesday made a notable announcement regarding the ongoing Lake Erie Bill of Rights lawsuit brought forward by farmers in Ohio. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary said he would not allow Lake Erie to participate in the lawsuit.

05/08/2019

CFAES Names New Chief Advancement Officer

Keith DiDonato has been appointed as the new chief advancement officer of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Starting on May 20, DiDonato will lead and develop the CFAES Office of Advancement, which includes fundraising, alumni relations, and marketing communications.

05/08/2019

Using Standardized Data to Simplify 4R Reporting

Agworld Case Study of Luckey Farmers

When Luckey Farmers wanted to adopt proven best practices through the 4R program and become certified, they looked to Agworld to improve their data capturing and reporting abilities.

05/08/2019

Ohio AgriBusiness Association Awards 2018-2019 Scholarships

First Year for OABA Endowed Scholarship Fund Recipients

Each year, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Educational Trust scholarship program awards scholarship dollars to students enrolled in an agriculture-related field attending The Ohio State University and Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute, Central State University, Clark State Community College and Wilmington College.

05/06/2019

Tackling Human Resource Management Challenges in Ohio’s Agribusinesses

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

Whether it is a small farm business with a handful of employees or a large corporation with many, human resource management has become a significant issue for Ohio’s agribusinesses.

05/05/2019

News from Washington: April 29-May 5

Senate Inches Toward Disaster Aid Deal - GOP Warns Trump On USMCA - USDA Scientists Back ‘Climate-Smart’ Ag Practices - EPA Seeks Glyphosate Label Changes - FDA Ramps Up GE Animal Oversight - Pelosi Digs in on USMCA Enforcement - China Trade Deal Nearing Completion - USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments - Dems Dig in With Infrastructure Talks on Tap - Peterson Debriefs on South America Trip - Mexico Clears USMCA-Required Labor Changes - Food Retailers Push for Tax Bill Fix - USDA Asks States to Crack Down on Child Support as They Administer SNAP - EPA Eyes New Ethanol Waivers - New Leadership at ERS as Relocation Looms - Climate Change’s Impact on Ag - U.S., Canada Prep Next Steps Against Swine Fever

05/03/2019

Need a Commodity Tester Certificate? Attend a 2019 Grain Grading School!

New for 2019: Test-Only Option for Recertification

OABA is offering three ODA-approved Grain Grading Schools offered in 2019: June 12 (Fremont), July 18 (Springfield) and late August (date/location TBA) for those seeking to obtain or renew a Commodity Tester Certification. New for 2019 - a test-only option for individuals seeking recertification.

05/03/2019

INTL FCStone to Host Summer Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy

Training for New Grain Merchandisers to be Held July 24-25

INTL FCStone will host a two-day pure education Summer Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy, July  24-25, 2019, in Chicago. This introductory program will help those new to Grain Merchandising gain a solid foundation of merchandising and price-risk management concepts.

05/03/2019

AFIA Names Constance Cullman As New CEO

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors has selected Constance Cullman, current president of Farm Foundation, to succeed Joel G. Newman as president and chief executive officer of the association, upon his retirement later this year.