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Join the Madness! OABA Celebrates Membership Through Social Media March Madness

Connect with OABA on Facebook and Twitter!

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is getting in the spirit of March Madness through its own “Member Madness” on the association’s social media sites. Throughout the month, OABA will feature its various membership sectors and highlight their important role in the industry.


OABA Signs Letter Supporting Nominees to Surface Transportation Board

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, with 20 state and national agricultural organizations, has signed a letter to the Surface Transportation Board supporting the nominations of Patrick Fuchs and Michelle Schultz to the STB.


OABA Members Bowl to Support Agricultural Students

Seventy Ohio AgriBusiness Association members came together for the 2018 Bowling for Scholarships event in Maumee, Ohio, to raise money for the OABA Educational Trust scholarship program.


News from Washington: March 19-25

Trump Says Pump Up the China Tariffs - Ag Could Face Major Job Losses from Trump’s Tariffs - GOP Leaders Backing Away from Tariff Fight - Barrasso Rallies Support for ACRE Act - Farm Bill Talks Go Off the Rails - Secretary Perdue Testifies on Rebuilding American Infrastructure - Agricultural Trucking Sector Granted 90-day Extension on Exclusion from Trucking Rule - Bipartisan Senate Bill Refocuses Conservation Programs - Call to Ax Soda from Snap Met with Criticism - Judge Casts Doubt on Experts’ Testimony - Court Finds Army Corps Liable for Flooding - U.S. Farmers Seek Approval Of $1.51 Billion GMO Corn Settlement with Syngenta


Agriculture Secretary Perdue to Keynote NGFA's Annual Convention

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will present the keynote address during the NGFA's 122nd annual convention, scheduled for March 18-20 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Don't Miss Your Chance! Space Limited for 2018 Ohio Grain Processors Tour

Are you curious to know what products and bi products are made from the grain you ship out? Do you ever wonder who the final consumer of your grain is? Then join us for an educational opportunity provided by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, touring grain processors in Northwest Ohio.


Steve Queen Joins Safety Made Simple, Inc. to Develop Ag Related Online Training

Safety Made Simple, Inc., of Olathe, KS, recently announced that Steve Queen has joined their content development team. Steve will be developing several courses relating to grain safety and agronomy.


NCFC/NGFA Joint Statement on Legislation to Resolve Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and National Grain and Feed Association have issued a joint statement regarding a stakeholder-driven proposal to resolve the unintended consequences of Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Updated MACA DOT Hazmat Training Videos Available

The Mid America CropLife Association DOT Hazmat Training Videos are updated and now available for the industry. Access to these resources is included for MACA members.


Last Chance! Register Now for 2018 Bowling for Scholarships

The 2018 Bowling for Scholarship event will be held on March 16, 2018 at Timbers Bowling in Maumee, Ohio. Members can register in teams or as individuals.


News from Washington: March 5-9

Roberts’ Farm Bill Timetable - Trump Digs in On Steel, Aluminum Tariffs - National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn Will Resign - NAFTA Round 7 Has Progress for Agriculture - Eleven Countries Sign TPP Trade Deal - Food Makers Still Stressed About New Nutrition Labels - Senate Ag Committee Leaders Urge Swift Implementation of Disaster Aid, Farm Safety Net Improvements - Secretary Perdue Administers Oath of Office to Bill Northey - Trump Administration Skeptical on Climate Change


Deadline Approaching to Submit Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations due March 15

Persons wishing to nominate an individual who he or she believes is deserving of consideration for induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame must submit the nomination to the Ohio Ag Council by March 15.


Stand with Safety: The Road to Zero Harm

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

Anne Cook of The Andersons shares how their recent safety efforts can be translated into actions that you can take to improve safety at your business or farm.


Time is Running Out! Register Now for 2018 Bowling for Scholarships

The 2018 Bowling for Scholarship event will be held on March 16, 2018 at Timbers Bowling in Maumee, Ohio. Members can register in teams or as individuals.


Revised Phosphorus Index Can Help Curb Agricultural Runoff

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

The revised Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to help farmers assess their risk of phosphorus moving off farm fields.


Attend the GEAPS Great Lakes Regional Conference and Trade Show

The 22nd Annual GEAPS Great Lakes Regional Conference and Trade Show will be held April 25 – 27, 2018. After 22 years in Angola, Indiana, the conference has been relocated to the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio. 


News from Washington: February 26 - March 2

Ag Fears Reprisals After Trump Pledges Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum - Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Bill Northey for Key USDA Post - FDA Rolls Ahead with Nutrition Facts Update - Roberts on ‘Disposing’ Of Trump’s Crop Insurance Cuts - Perdue Defines His Role in RFS Fight - White House Holds Meetings to Discuss RFS - NAFTA Ag Chapter Inches Toward Finish Line - USDA Chief Economist on Future of Disaster Aid - Court Win for Monsanto - USDA Shakes Up Dietary Guidelines Process - The Sentiment Behind the Jeers on SNAP Concept


USDOT Offers New Website for Electronic Logging Devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation has created a new website to assist with answering questions about electronic logging devices and agricultural exemptions.


ODA Launches New Sensitive Crop Registry

New registry provides an improved mapping system for high-value sensitive crops and honey bees

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced a new partnership with FieldWatch, Inc. to introduce a new sensitive crop registry that will enhance communication between applicators and producers in Ohio.


CLA Applauds Senate Confirmation of Bill Northey as USDA’s Undersecretary

Source: CropLife America

The Senate confirmed the appointment of Bill Northey, the current Iowa Agriculture Secretary, as USDA undersecretary for farm production and conservation.


DowDuPont Agriculture Changes Name to Corteva Agriscience

Source: Feed & Grain News

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience.


Flooding Cripples Grain Barge Shipments on U.S. Midwest Rivers

Source: Successful Farming

Grain barge shipping came to a near standstill in parts of the U.S. Midwest on Thursday as recent heavy rain and melting snow swelled rivers, halted barge loading and sidelined the towboats that haul farm belt crops to Gulf Coast export terminals.


News from Washington: February 19-23

Ag Secretary Perdue Wants Input on Regulations - Fix to Section 199A On Its Way - Hoping for Help in Farm Bill - USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent - Series Looks at Meatpacking and Food Safety - USDA Supports Disaster Recovery with Temporary Expansion of Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance - EPA Considering Change to Water Pollution Regulation - USDA Opens New Office in Vietnam to Help Facilitate Increasing Agricultural Trade - Female Farmers Are Running for Office - Perdue Promotes Harvest Box Concept


Eighteen Graduate from Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH Program

Program Prepares Future Agribusiness Leaders

Eighteen Ohio agribusiness leaders are being recognized as the latest graduates of Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH program. LAUNCH prepares participants for successive leadership roles through a curriculum focused on developing individual skills and a global view of overall organizational needs.


Dicamba Label Modifications for 2018

Source: Ohio Department of Agriculture

In October 2017, the U.S. EPA approved revised labels for Engenia, Xtendimax, and FeXapan. The manufacturers of these dicamba products voluntarily agreed to the additional requirements for their products. The ODA has released a summary of the changes.