Agribusiness Council of Indiana 
ENews

April 24, 2017
  

Update from the 
Indiana General Assembly
The Indiana General Assembly convened for its final day of the 2017 legislative session on Friday.  Both chambers worked late into the night to vote on the final bills before sine die. The ACI Policy Team is working to get a thorough policy update to you this week with details on key legislative action and bills affecting ACI members.

Click  HERE  to review all bills the ACI Policy Team was tracking during the session including action taken on Friday.  Stay tuned for more!
Mark Your Calendar:
Planting the Seed:  2017
5/23
ACI member, Barnes & Thornburg, will be hosting an important event on May 23rd and ACI members are invited to join!  Planting the Seed:  2017:  Emerging Trends and Opportunities in the Agriculture and Food Industries promises to be an excellent day fill with a great lineup of speakers including a panel on industry regulations under the new administration, and new agricultural technologies. For more details for this complimentary event, click HERE.  To register, click HERE.
Mark Your Calendar:
Feed & Grain LIVE 2017 - 5/31-6/2
Registration is now open for Feed & Grain LIVE 2017, an education agribusiness conference that covers all aspects of the feed and grain industry. Speakers include Mike Dwyer, Chief Economist of the U.S. Grains Council and David Fairfield, Vice President of Feed Services of the National Grain and Feed Association. With 50 trade show booths, Feed & Grain LIVE offers many professional development opportunities. The conference will take place from May 31- June 2, 2017 in Altoona, Iowa.
Learn more HERE and to participate, r egister HERE.
ACI Offers Job Posting Opportunities for Members

Opportunity Just Ahead Green Road Sign with Copy Room Over The Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

  • Grain Merchandiser - SIEMER MILLING COMPANY
    Buy and maintain an uninterrupted supply of grain to produce Siemer Milling Company products. Oversee the day-to-day merchandising activities and addressing customer needs.  Candidates should contact Sharon Robb, Human Resource Manager at 217-857-3131 or at  srobb@siemermilling.com.
If you would like to post job openings with your organization, send the request to jmcelwain@inagribiz.org.
Weekly Washington Report - 4-24-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click  HERE to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • Perdue Set for April 24 Vote; Committee to Clear Gottlieb April 26, as Nominations Increase 
  • Trump Returns to Tough Talk on NAFTA at Wisconsin Speech 
  • White House Split on Whether to Exit Paris Climate Change Accord 
  • EPA Moving Ahead on WOTUS Reinvention; No Plans to "Outsource" Reg Writing 
  • Ethanol Exceeds 10% Blend Rate for First Time 
  • DOC, ITC Begin Biodiesel Antidumping Investigation against Argentina, Indonesia; Tax Credit Assailed 
  • Chemical Companies Push to Suspend EPA Organophosphate Review by Fisheries Unit 
  • Organic Production Growing Fast: USDA 
ACI Board of Directors
  
ACI/IGFA Chair
Dave Reichhart
AgPlus
  
IPFAC Chair
Michelle Vigna
Monsanto
  
ACI Treasurer
 Mike Hucker
CGB Enterprises

  ACI/IPFACA 
Past Chair
Sal Sama
Winfield Solutions
  
IGFA Past Chair
Alan Lowe
Lowe's Pellets & Grain
  
IGFA BOARD MEMBERS

 
Max Deatsman
Deatsman Grain

George Greenwood
ADM Grain  

Mike Hucker
CGB Enterprises

  Ed Korniak
Iroquois Bio-Energy
 
Alan Lowe
Lowe's Pellets & Grain

Brad McCord
Co-Alliance
 
Mike Schweickert
J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC

Brad Sommer
Bunge
 
IPFACA BOARD MEMBERS
 
  Justin Daugherty
GROWMARK
  
Drew Garretson
Winfield/Land O'Lake

Jennifer Long
Dow AgroSciences

Rod Miller
Crop Fertility Specialist

  Scott Sharp
Premier Ag
  
Marv Ulmet
Groundwork BioAg

 
Jackson Umbarger
Roy Umbarger & Son s

  Phill Zimmerman
AgWorld

Dr. Joe Anderson
Purdue-Ex-Officio
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The Agribusiness Council of Indiana will be the premier advocate serving members' business interests.
 
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 The Agribusiness Council of Indiana supports members with legislative representation, industry insight and regulatory guidance.