Ohio Corn & Wheat Updates

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OCWGA and Ohio Soybean Farmers Statement on GLRI
March 22, 2018

The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today urged Congress to again reject the steep reductions to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative proposed in the Trump Administration’s budget. The president has proposed a 90 percent cut, which would reduce funding from $300 million to $30 million.

2017 Scholarship Recipients
March 2, 2017

We annually invest $12,000 of our farmers’ dollars in the next generation of agriculturalists. We are excited to announce our 2017 Ohio Corn & Wheat scholarship recipients.

U.S. Grains Council Meets in Panama
February 27, 2017

Corn, barley and sorghum farmers from around the country gathered in Panama City, Panama with the U.S. Grains Council from February 12-15.

Argentina Study Mission
February 13, 2017

Farmers from Ohio, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa have a better understanding of competitors from Argentina after participating in a mission focused on production practices, farm policy and infrastructure comparisons.

Goyings elected to USW Executive Board
February 2, 2017

Doug Goyings of Paulding, Ohio was elected to serve on the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) executive board during the joint winter USW and National Association of Wheat Growers board meeting in Washington, D.C.

Goyings is a 4th generation grain farmer with more than thirty-five years of experience working on behalf of wheat and agriculture.

Six Successful Farm Bill Listening Sessions
January 23, 2017

Ohio Corn & Wheat held six listening sessions in January across the state. At the sessions, we encouraged farmers to reflect on and share their first-hand experiences with Farm Bill programs, as well as what sectors of the current Farm Bill are most important to them versus what they would like to see changed. Over one hundred OCW members attended the listening sessions and provided us with their direct feedback.

Bower to lead OCWGA
January 17, 2017

The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) Board of Directors elected officers for 2017. Fifth generation Fayette County farmer Jed Bower was elected as OCWGA president.

Brazil Study Mission
January 2, 2017

In December of 2016, OCW members traveled to Brazil for a market study tour to gain a better understanding of Brazil’s role in the worldwide agriculture market.

Torres Joins Ohio Corn & Wheat
October 19, 2016

Ohio Corn & Wheat welcomes John Torres, CAE, as director of government and industry affairs. In this role Torres will oversee legislative activities for the organization on a statewide basis, including the coordination of legislative and regulatory actions.

OSU Data Shows P Levels in OH Soil Trending Down
September 27, 2016

Leaders from Ohio’s largest grain farming organizations announced today that Ohio farmers are doing their part in effectively managing phosphorus and other nutrient runoff from their fields — a key to helping address the state’s complex algae issues, particularly in the western Lake Erie basin.

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