Agribusiness Council of Indiana 
ENews

May 30, 2017
  

DICAMBA RULEMAKING PROCESS
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

Questions may be directed to Mark Shublak at (317) 236-5981; mark.shublak@icemiller.com or Lesa Dietrick (317) 236-2252; lesa.dietrick@icemiller.com
 
YOUR OFFICIAL DOMESTIC GRAIN INSPECTION AGENCY MAY BE SWITCHED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Source:  NGBA
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.  Click here to read more.
TFI-ARA-STATE AFFILIATES SUPPORT LETTER FOR PATRICK FUCHS
Source:  TFI
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 HERE for 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 -
6/1
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  HEREEncourage 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
  • EPA Notes
    • 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!
Golf ball in grass.
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
  
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.
 
Our Mission: 
 The Agribusiness Council of Indiana supports members with legislative representation, industry insight and regulatory guidance.