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Deadline Approaching! Nominate Your Certified Crop Adviser for Ohio CCA of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Certified Crop Adviser of the Year award.


OABA Industry Conference Keynote to Highlight Power of Passion

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to welcome Jamie Richardson of White Castle Systems, Inc. as the keynote speaker for the Industry Networking Reception & Dinner at the upcoming 2018 OABA Industry Conference.


AFIA Announces Organization Change for Legislative and Regulatory Department in 2019

Leah Wilkinson, AFIA's current vice president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs, will lead AFIA's Legislative and Regulatory department starting in 2019. Wilkinson will assume the role currently held by Richard Sellers, AFIA's senior vice president of public policy and education, following his retirement.


OABA Holiday Office Hours

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association Office will be closed beginning Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.


The Fertilizer Institute Announces the 2018 Crop of 4R Advocates

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices on the farm to increase production and reduce their environmental impact.


ASA Introduces New Class of DuPont Young Leaders

The 34th class of American Soybean Association DuPont Young leaders recently began their leadership journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. Representatives from 19 states and Canada participated in the program.


Stand Up for Engulfment Prevention

Jan. 17 Webinar to Connect Grain Quality and Safety

Save the date for a special webinar presentation on how the proper handling and storage of grain intersects with improved safety practices, including engulfment prevention. The "How Grain Quality and Safety Intersect" webinar will air Jan. 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CDT.


ACRC Announces Search for New Executive Director

Source: CropLife America

The Ag Container Recycling Council has announced a search for their next executive director. ACRC is currently supported by 51 member companies and has recycled more than 175,000,000 lbs. of pesticide containers since its inception.


Safe-Grain, Inc. Appoints Jeff Camp as Regional Sales Manager

Jeff Camp has been named Regional Sales Manager in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan for Safe-Grain, Inc., according to Scott Chant, president. In his new position, Camp will be responsible for the sales of Safe-Grain products and services by training and quoting to customers and reseller partners.


Participate in the 2017 PARM Ag Retailer Survey

OABA has been asked to assist with distribution of a survey for the Partnership for Ag Resource Management project. PARM helps to identify and promote profitable products and services that ag retailers can offer that help reduce nutrient and soil losses in the Great Lakes Watershed.


Ohio Farmers Reminded of Winter Manure Application Best Management Practices

With the winter season upon us, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application.


Attend the Water Professional Development Mission to Israel

Presented by the Ohio-Israel Ag & CleanTech Initiative of the Negev Foundation

The 2018 Professional Development Mission to Israel, hosted by the Ohoi-Israel Ag & CleanTech Initiative of The Negev Foundation, is built around site visits of Israeli companies working in a variety of water related fields.


INTL FCStone to Host Global Markets Outlook

INTL FCStone Inc. is combining all of its industry-leading economic and commodity outlooks into one global markets event March 7-9 in Las Vegas. The Global Markets Outlook will deliver the analysis you need to understand where your markets are headed in 2018 and beyond.


Washington Report for 12-11-17

By Steve Kopperud

Congress Passes CR Through December 22; Democrats Demand Immigration Fixes, Disaster Funds - House Appoints Tax Conferees; Tax Credit Extenders Bill Evolving - Cruz Gets RFS Meeting with Trump; Next Steps Uncertain as Northey Nomination Remains Captive - Texas Wants RFS Waiver - E15 Year-Round Sales Will Happen if CAA Allows:  Pruitt - Trump Meets with Senators on Trade; Cargill Goes Grass Roots to Promote Trade - Monsanto Asks Judge to Stop Arkansas on Dicamba - OSHA Injury/Illness Tracking Rule Compliance Date Extended - FDA Says Antibiotic Sales to Ag Declined in 2016 - State California Egg Law Challenge Heading to SCOTUS?


State Grain and Feed Association Executives Celebrate KGFA's Tom Tunnell Retirement

Source: Grainnet

After 37 years with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA), President and CEO Tom Tunnell plans to retire effective March 31, 2018. Tunnell was honored during a special dinner held by his fellow state grain and feed association executives during NGFA's 2017 Country Elevator Conference.


OABA to Host Two-Session Grain Merchandising 101 Course

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.


Eighteen Participating in Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s LAUNCH Program

Program Prepares Future Agribusiness Leaders

Eighteen Ohio agribusiness leaders will soon take part in the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s (OABA) 2018 LAUNCH (Leaders Achieving Unexpected New Career Heights) program. Participants were selected by their companies to undergo the robust executive leadership development program, which was created in partnership with Shift-ology to help OABA member companies fill the looming void of leadership talent.


Hackett to Chair Senate Ag Committee

Source: The Hannah Report

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof has appointed State Senator Bob Hackett as Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee reviews legislation affecting agriculture, horticulture and animal care, as well as laws impacting alcohol regulations.


INTL FCStone to Host Food Industry Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois

OABA members receive special discount

INTL FCStone will host the Food Industry Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois December 12-14, 2017. The Food Industry Risk Academy is a three-day, interactive educational event that provides market outlooks delivered by world-renowned experts with insight into where prices for key commodities are headed.


Kettler named Indiana Director of Agriculture

Source: Ohio's Country Journal

Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced Bruce Kettler - an experienced member of the agriculture community - will serve as the new director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture effective Jan. 8, 2018.


Connect with Ohio's Agribusiness Professionals at the 2018 Industry Conference!

Become a Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor

Industry Conference sponsorship and exhibitor spots allow your business to network with more than 300 agribusiness professionals at the 2018 event.


Washington Report for 12-4-17

By Steve Kopperud

Senate Floor Vote on Tax Reform Slips as “Tweaks” Needed, Negotiations Continue - Congress Needs to Suspend “PAYGO” Rules or Risk Spending Cuts Post-Tax Reform - NAFTA Outlook Depends on to Who’s Talking; MI, ND, WI Take Big Hit if NAFTA Dies, Says C of C - Third Disaster Assistance Bill Taking Shape - Unions Take Dead Aim at Effort to Expand H-2A Visa Program - EPA Pleases Ethanol with Final 2018-2019 RFS Mandate, Disappoints Biodiesel - Pruitt Gives Official “No” on RFS Point of Obligation Change - WOTUS Effective Date to be Delayed Two Years - ND Department of Ag Restricts Dicambra Use - DC Appeals Court Extends Emissions Reporting Stay - France to Buck EU Five-Year Glyphosate License Renewal


OABA to Hold Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will hold two Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops, March 1 in Crestline, Ohio and March 2 in Custar, Ohio.


Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Training Seminar

January 10-11, 2018 in Sidney, Ohio

The Certified Crop Adviser Exam Training program, sponsored and delivered by the OSU Agronomic Crops Team, will be offered at the Shelby County Extension Office January 10-11, 2018. This is an intensive two-day program directed toward the local exam – to be used as a reminder on what best to study in preparation for the CCA exams.


OABA Industry Conference Prepares Attendees to Meet Challenges in Agriculture

The upcoming Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference 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.