Agribusiness Council of Indiana 
ENews

January 23, 2017
  

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 
2017 ACI CONFERENCE AND EXPO - 
JAN. 26-27   SIGN UP TODAY!
We are just a few days away from the annual Conference and Expo - you won't want to miss this one!  Where else can you hear from these expert thought leaders, executives, and insiders?
Governor Eric Holcomb
Dr. Jason Henderson - Purdue
Chuck Conner - National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Jay Vroom - CropLife America
Ted McKinney - ISDA
Leah Beyer - Elanco
Chris Jahn - The Fertilizer Institute
Bill Qualls - ResponsibleAg
Dr. Bob Waltz - IN State Chemist's Office
Dianne Milazzo - US FDA
Matt Kapszukiewicz - PwC
Harold Cooper - Premier Companies
Rajan Gajaria - Dow AgroSciences
Vern Hawkins - Syngenta Crop Protection
Dr. Allan Gray - Purdue
 
Click HERE for more information on the program, expo opportunities and sponsorship levels and HERE to register for the conference. 

For hotel reservations, at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street, click HERE or contact them directly at 317-822-3500.
ACI Seeking Board Director Nominations
This is your opportunity to get more involved in ACI!  Each year, ACI brings on three directors to the IN Grain and Feed Association (IGFA) board and an additional three to the IN Plant Food and Ag Chemical Association (IPFACA) board. Each board member will be elected to a three year term.  If you have an interest in serving on the board or would like to nominate a candidate, please provide a candidate name and a short resume or bio to us by the end of January.  You can send information to Jayne McElwain - jmcelwain@inagribiz.org.
Indiana General Assembly at Work - ACI Targets Key Bills
The third week of the General Assembly  came to an end and the deadlines for bill proposals have now passed.  Click HERE to access a list of ALL the bills that have been filed this session.  ACI has identified a targeted number of these that have relevance to our industry and that we will continue to monitor.  Click HERE for this list of bills.  Two proposed bills of note will be the sales tax exemption for agricultural machinery (exact language is forthcoming) and Representative Don Lehe's Grain Buyers warehouse.  Click HERE to see the full language of that bill. 

NGFA Annual Convention - New Orleans - Registration Open
NGFA's 121 st Annual Convention will be in New Orleans March 19-21.  Click HERE to access more about the convention, its program, tours and the annual golf tournament.  Keynote speakers are the CEO and senior executives from ADM, Bayer and Union Pacific.  Click HERE to register.



Weekly Washington Report - 1-23-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click HERE to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • Trump Picks Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Ag Secretary
  • Vilsack Departs USDA a Week Early, Takes Top Job at USDEC
  • Ross Says Commerce Won't "Crowd" USTR on Trade Deals; NAFTA First Up on Agenda
  • EPA Nominee Pruitt Tough on RFS, WOTUS during Confirmation Hearing
  • "Border Tax" Notion Getting Lots of House Attention; Trump Not Thrilled
  • Supreme Court to Make WOTUS Jurisdiction Decision
  • Obama White House Drops 11th-hour Proposed Rule, Guidance on Federal Biotech Regulation
ACI Board of Directors

  

ACI/IPFACA Chair

Sal Sama

Winfield Solutions

  

IGFA Chair

Alan Lowe

Lowe's Pellets & Grain

  

ACI Treasurer

 Mike Hucker

CGB Enterprises


 ACI/IGFA 

Past Chair

Ben Breazeale

Cargill

  

IPFACA Past Chair

Joe Farmer

The Andersons

  

IGFA BOARD MEMBERS


 
Max Deatsman

Deatsman Grain

 

Mike Hucker

CGB Enterprises


 Ed Korniak

Iroquois Bio-Energy

 

Brad McCord

Co-Alliance


 Brad Sommer

Bunge


 Dave Reichhart

Ag Plus
 

Mike Schweickert

J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC


 Ryan Smith

CIE

  

Dr. Ken Foster

Purdue-Ex-Officio 

  

IPFACA BOARD MEMBERS

 

 Jennifer Long

Dow AgroSciences

  

Rod Miller

Crop Fertility Specialist


 Scott Sharp

Premier Ag

  

Marv Ulmet

Groundwork BioAg


 
Jackson Umbarger

Roy Umbarger & Sons


 Michelle Vigna

Monsanto


 Phill Zimmerman

AgWorld


Dr. Joe Anderson

Purdue-Ex-Officio

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P. O. Box 203
Zionsville, IN  46077
(317) 989-8142 (Jayne)


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The Agribusiness Council of Indiana will be the premier advocate serving members' business interests.
 
Our Mission: 
 The Agribusiness Council of Indiana supports members with legislative representation, industry insight and regulatory guidance.