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01/24/2020

Last Chance! Register Now for 2020 OABA Industry Conference

Are you ready to FOCUS on the future of the agriculture industry? The theme of this year's OABA Industry Conference is Focus 2020. In an ever-changing business landscape, this year’s conference will look forward into 2020 and beyond to the opportunities and challenges on the horizon, guided by the industry’s leading experts.

01/24/2020

News from Washington: January 20-24

Potential Challenges for Trump’s China Deal - EPA Inks New WOTUS Rule - Secretary Perdue Statement on EPA WOTUS Rule - Trump Receives Warm Welcome at 2020 AFBF Convention - Farm Bureau Sets Policy Goals For 2020 - Perdue Sees ‘Record Year’ For Ag Exports - EU Chief Sees Trade Deal Within Weeks - The Farm Sector’s Fertilizer Problem

01/23/2020

Agricultural Retailers Association Says New Navigable Waters Protection Rule Provides Clarity for Ag Retailers, Customers

Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement in support of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

01/23/2020

Register Now for Grain Merchandising 101 Course

Course for new grain merchandisers and those who support the merchandiser function

OABA’s Grain Merchandising Course provides practical information on a variety of topics in the grain industry, from market fundamentals to facility operations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of grain merchandising and how it connects with different aspects of the industry.

01/22/2020

Apply for TechCred Now

Current application period closes on January 31, 2020.

Through TechCred, businesses can identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. In partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.Gov. The state will reimburse up to $2,000 of training upon completion of a credential.

01/17/2020

News from Washington: January 13-17

USMCA Clears Senate by A Wide Margin - What’s in Phase One For Farmers? - Secretary Perdue Statement on Senate Passage of USMCA - States Have Beef with USDA’S Hemp Rules - Watchdog to Probe EPA’S Ethanol Waivers - Swine Fever Threatens to Spread in Europe - Swine Slaughter Plan Draws Another Lawsuit - Perdue Sets A Marker on Meat Market Fairness - Earp Out - Food Lobby Reborn as Packaged Goods Group

01/17/2020

Time is Running Out! Register Now for 2020 OABA Industry Conference

Are you ready to FOCUS on the future of the agriculture industry? The theme of this year's OABA Industry Conference is Focus 2020. In an ever-changing business landscape, this year’s conference will look forward into 2020 and beyond to the opportunities and challenges on the horizon, guided by the industry’s leading experts.

01/17/2020

Register Now for Grain Merchandising 101 Course

Course for new grain merchandisers and those who support the merchandiser function

OABA’s Grain Merchandising Course provides practical information on a variety of topics in the grain industry, from market fundamentals to facility operations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of grain merchandising and how it connects with different aspects of the industry.

01/17/2020

Attend the 2020 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops

Held Feb. 26 and 27

OABA’s Safety & Risk Management subcommittee has planned the Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshop training program for 2020 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.

01/17/2020

Senate Passes USMCA

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

U.S. agriculture cheered the overwhelming support in Senate vote paving the way for the President’s signature of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

01/17/2020

Support Ohio's Ag Students at 2020 Bowling for Scholarships!

March 13 - Maumee, Ohio

The 2020 Bowling for Scholarship event will be held on March 13 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.

01/17/2020

Invite Your Farmer Customers to H2Ohio Meetings, Hosted by ODA & SWCDs

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, in partnership with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative, will host informational meetings next month to outline the application process, explain the H2Ohio certification process, and answer questions. OABA members in the 14 counties are asked to share meeting dates with their farmer customers, and encourage participation in the new program. 

01/15/2020

$30 Million Available for Farmers Through Governor DeWine's H2Ohio Plan

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda announced today that $30 million in H2Ohio funding will be available for Ohio farmers in more than a dozen counties beginning next month. The funds will be awarded as part of Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio plan to reduce agricultural phosphorus runoff and prevent algal blooms in Lake Erie.

01/15/2020

Treasurer Opens Ag-LINK Application Period

The application period for the Agriculture Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK) is now open, Treasurer of State Robert Sprague announced on Monday. The application period will remain open until Friday, March 20, according to a news release from the treasurer’s office.

01/15/2020

CFAES Dean Addresses Opportunities and Challenges Facing College

The legacy, impact, and people who make up the cornerstone college of The Ohio State University—the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)—were celebrated Jan. 10 during the annual State of the College address.

01/10/2020

News from Washington: January 6-10

U.S., China to Sign ‘Phase One’ Deal Next Week - What’s Next for The New NAFTA - USDA WASDE Report: Corn Neutral, Soybeans Bearish - Bad News Abroad For Biofuel Makers - What’s in Store for Agriculture In 2020 - Bayer’s Outlook For 2020 - A Game of Chicken in U.S.-U.K. Trade Talks - Clearing the Path for Hemp Growers - Another Big Dairy Firm Goes Bankrupt - Pork Industry Pans New Plant-Based Alternative - Canada Boosts Swine Fever Safeguards - The $8B Climate Roadmap for Farmers

01/10/2020

OSU Hosting Farm Bill Meetings Around Ohio

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

Ohio State University Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency in Ohio are partnering to provide a series of educational Farm Bill meetings this winter through early February to help producers make informed decisions related to enrollment in commodity programs.

01/08/2020

Access the 2020 Industry Conference Event App

Download the ConferenceBeat Event App to prepare for the 2020 OABA Industry Conference. Resources, attendee directory, notifications... all at your fingertips!

01/08/2020

Your 2019 Nutrient Management Profitability Stats are a few Questions Away!

The Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) is conducting a survey to help track and report ag retail product and service sales trends that are contributing to improved water quality in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Basins.

01/08/2020

Attend the 2020 NGFA Regulatory Compliance Seminar

Hosted by the Agribusiness Council of Indiana

The National Grain and Feed Association and the Agribusiness Council of Indiana are partnering to host the 2020 NGFA Regulatory Compliance Seminar on February 21 in Indianapolis. This seminar aims to address a wide variety of safety, health, and operational related topics to those in the grain, feed, and processing industry.

01/08/2020

Last Chance to Save! Register Now for 2020 OABA Industry Conference

Early Bird Registration Closes After January 10

Are you ready to FOCUS on the future of the agriculture industry? The theme of this year's OABA Industry Conference is Focus 2020. In an ever-changing business landscape, this year’s conference will look forward into 2020 and beyond to the opportunities and challenges on the horizon, guided by the industry’s leading experts.

01/08/2020

The On-Farm Quandary of 2019’s 7.3

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

When looking at the last year in the debate over nutrient management and water quality, the number 7.3 stands out. This number is the severity of the Microcystis cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Erie in 2019, indicating a relatively severe bloom.

01/07/2020

Focus on Success Through OABA Industry Conference General Sessions

The Industry Conference, Jan. 29-31, 2020 in Columbus, is designed to allow participants to choose session topics most relevant to their profession. In addition to these breakout sessions, the conference will feature four general sessions focusing on broader issues in agriculture and leadership, featuring: Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo Bank; Janette Barnard, Entrepreneur; JimCanterucci, Constitutent Hub; and Scott Caine, Aimpoint Research.

01/07/2020

Catching Up with Chris - Focus 2020 Industry Conference

Are you ready for the 2020 Industry Conference? We're excited to reconnect with our membership later this month. The first step is getting registered and time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rate! The price increases after January 10, so register today!

01/06/2020

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.