The formal Indiana state rulemaking process to classify dicamba agricultural use pesticides as state Restricted use Pesticides has begun. Details on the progress of the rule and opportunities to provide comments can be found by clicking
HERE. A status report on the progress of this rulemaking will be on the agenda of the June 1, 2017 Indiana Pesticide Review Board meeting can be found HERE.
YOUR OFFICIAL DOMESTIC GRAIN INSPECTION AGENCY MAY BE SWITCHED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE
The NGFA recently submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) strongly objecting to its Director on Exceptions and Service Agreements that contradicts the intent of the amendments to the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) regardingt he agency's authority to waive geographic boundaries for designated official grain inspection agencies that serve domestic grain-handling facilities.
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TFI-ARA-STATE AFFILIATES SUPPORT LETTER FOR PATRICK FUCHS
This week, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana signed on to a letter expressing support for Patrick Fuchs, nominee for Commissioner to the Surface Transportation Board. Please click HEREfor the final version of the TFI-ARA-state affiliates letter. The letter goes on to also express support for him, if he's nominated, or Acting Chairman Ann Begeman being the permanent Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB).
ACI SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE -
The Indiana Agribusiness Foundation is very proud to offer again this year three (3) scholarships to both high school graduates and current college students who are pursuing a future in the Agricultural Industry. Through the Foundation, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana (ACI) encourages young people to continue their education and eventual participation in agriculture.
While many high school seniors are in their final push of high school, the deadline for submitting your ACI scholarship application is fast approaching. ACI is very proud of the students we have been able to support through our scholarship program; and more importantly we are excited about the relationships that have been formed between our recipients and the ACI membership.
Download the ACI Scholarship form
Encourage your children and the students of your co-workers to apply today! Application deadline is June 1, 2017. If you have questions, feel free to contact us at (317) 454-8055.
Weekly Washington Report - 5-30-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click HERE to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
Trump Budget Whacks USDA 20%, EPA 31%, Likely DOA on Hill
NAFTA Talks Set to Begin; House Ag, USDA, USTR Hold Trade Roundtable, USTR Sets June Hearing
Branstad Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to PRC
NPDES Permit Legislation Passes House - Again
Trump Budget Eyes Pesticide Licensing Fee Hike, but How Much?
FDA Sued Over GRAS Program
SAVE THE DATE - JULY 26TH
ACI ANNUAL GOLF OUTING!
Stay tuned for more upcoming details on this year's event - including opportunities for sponsorship! Dust off those clubs and mark your calendars. You won't want to miss it!
ACI Board of Directors
IGFA Past Chair
Lowe's Pellets & Grain
IGFA BOARD MEMBERS
Lowe's Pellets & Grain
J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC
IPFACA BOARD MEMBERS
Crop Fertility Specialist
Roy Umbarger & Son
Dr. Joe Anderson
The Agribusiness Council of Indiana will be the premier advocate serving members' business interests.
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