Agribusiness Council of Indiana Newsletter
October 16, 2017
U.S. EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes

On October 13, the U.S. EPA announced and issued new labels for the three approved over the top dicamba herbicide formulations for soybeans:  Engenia, XtendiMax and FeXapan. Click here to see the U.S. EPA news release.   Click here to read more about the changes in our newsletter.

ACI is monitoring this issue and will be working with our members, Office the Indiana State Chemist and other stakeholders.  
NGFA Alert:  Mycotoxins
Source:  NGFA
The NGFA is taking the opportunity to remind the industry of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current action levels for aflatoxin, as well as its regulatory guidance for fumonisn and vomitoxin levels. The FDA has issued regulatory guidance for these three mycotoxins that may be present in raw grain, feed ingredients and finished feed.  The guide can be accessed by clicking here.
U.S. Department of Transportation Request for Comments
Source:  The Fertilizer Institute
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently published a request for comments pertaining to review of existing DOT regulations.  Per its notice, "the public is encouraged to identify regulations that (a) eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation; (b) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (c) impose costs that exceed benefits; (d) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (e) could be revised to use performance standards in lieu of design standards, or (f) potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources."

ACI submitted common sense recommendations to The Fertilizer Institute to include in their submission.   For more policy news, click here for the ACI Policy Newsletter. 

Please contact Mark Shublak at  or Lesa Dietrick at  if you have any questions.
Post Harvest Workshop
December 13 - Beck Center
Purdue Cooperative Extension Services and ACI join again this year in offering the Post Harvest Update and Recertification Workshop.  This event is always a great way to get those last minute CCH credits for the year.  Registration is now open and Early Bird rates are in effect until December 6th.  Click here for the registration form.
Weekly Washington Report - 10-16-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click  HERE  to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • Tax Reform Vote on Christmas Eve?
  • Trump Attacks NAFTA Again as 4th Round of Talks Begin
  • Trade Angst Spawns New Grass Roots Group to Support Trade Deals
  • AFIA, NGFA Support Codex Office Move at USDA, Offer Recommendations on Future Actions
  • 'Cooperative Alliance' with OSHA Struck by NGFA
  • House Approves $36.5-Billion Hurricane, Disaster Package; Calls Aid Bill a 'Down Payment'
  • Giancarlo says One-Year Delay in Swaps Rule Registration Likely
  • Water Group Wants Farm Bill to Protect Water Sources from Runoff
  • Lock 52 57-Mile Backup is Poster Child for Trump Infrastructure Promises
  • House Subcommittee Rail Infrastructure Hearing Collects Improvement Needs
  • Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler to be EPA Deputy Administrator
  • Supreme Court Seems Taken with Ag, Industry WOTUS Jurisdiction Arguments
  • FDA Begins Ag Biotech 'Outreach' to Consumers
ACI Board of Directors
Dave Reichhart
Michelle Vigna
ACI Treasurer
 Mike Hucker
CGB Enterprises

Past Chair
Sal Sama
Winfield Solutions
IGFA Past Chair
Alan Lowe
Lowe's Pellets & Grain

 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
Mike Schweickert
J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC

Brad Sommer
 Justin Daugherty
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 & Sons

 Phill Zimmerman

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