Agribusiness Council of Indiana 

July 17, 2017

2017 ACI Golf Outing
Register TODAY!
Now that the fireworks are over, it's time to dust off those golf clubs!  The 2017 ACI Annual Golf Outing is Wednesday, July 26th at The Trophy Club in Lebanon.  What a great way to spend the day with fellow ACI members, meet our 2017 Emerging Professionals or introduce prospective members to the opportunities available through our organization!   Each year our members enjoy a fun day of competition at the beautiful links course north of Indianapolis. 

Looking for a great way to show your support of ACI?  Why not register as a sponsor? Join the following ACI members:
    • ABIS/JH Ward
    • CIE
    • Consolidated Grain and Barge
    • Growmark
    • Lafayette Terminal
    • MacAllister Machinery
    • Matthews Feed & Grain
    • Monsanto
    • Potash Corporation
For more information, click 
 HERE . This event is always a sell-out so don't delay - register  TODAY !
Golf ball in grass.
ACI Board/EPLP - Joint Session at 
Dow AgroSciences
On July 11th, the ACI Board of Directors invited the 2017 Emerging Professionals Leadership Program class to join them for a board meeting at Dow AgroSciences.  The EPLP was introduced to issues important to our members and the plans and goals our Board has for the remainder of 2017 and into the future.  Special thanks to Jennifer Long, Board member from Dow, for hosting our meeting and for Ben Kaehler of Dow for giving us an inside look into Dow's vision for ag.  The EPLP class also had an opportunity to visit the FFA headquarters for a tour of their national facilities and insight into the rich past of this organization.  What a great day!
2017 ACI Board of Directors, Amy Cornell and Mark Shublak
ACI Policy Committee Report to Board
Mark Shublak, ACI Government Affairs, gave the ACI Policy report at the recent board meeting.  The policy committee is working on the agenda for 2018 and members are encouraged to issues to Mark or policy committee members.  We are working with the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR) on the interpretation of sales tax exemption to include tender trucks and with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on air permits.  ACI will be work with the state chemist on fertilizer rules, on pesticides and a future rulemaking on noxious seeds.  ACI will be following legislative summer study committees and the topics affecting ACI which include CAFOs in proximity to urban areas, rural broadband and public water.

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.
ACI Comments at 
Pesticide Review Board
Mark Shublak attended the Indiana Pesticide Review Board public hearing on Thursday, July 6 to provide comments on behalf of ACI.  The board was hearing comments on a proposed rule to expand the list of state restricted use pesticide products to include certain herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba . Mark provided verbal comments about ACI's position on dicamba expressing concerns about making the product a restricted use pesticide and suggested that there is not enough evidence to support the proposed rule at this time.
ACI Education Committee:
Opportunities for You!
  • INTL FC STONE Offers Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy in Chicago August 1-3.  Click HERE for more info.
  • Ag Retailer Roundtable Event 
    August 7th in Scottsburg 
    Open to All Ag Retailers.  Click HERE
     for more info.
Weekly Washington Report - 7-17-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click  HERE  to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • Trump Nominates ASA CEO Censky to be USDA Deputy Secretary
  • House Approps Panel Approves FY2018 Ag/FDA, Energy/Water Spending Bills; Trump Cuts Ignored 
  • Trump Nominations Speeding Up
  • Perdue Authorizes Emergency Haying on CRP
  • House Ag to Hit the Road with Farm Bill Outreach
  • House Freedom Caucus Tosses Its Tax Reform Plan into the Policy Mix
  • CFTC to Review Swaps Reporting, Complete "Overhaul" by 2019
  • NAFTA Priorities to be Released July 17; Brady Wants Negotiators to Stick to TPA Priorities
  • House Passes Drought Bill; California Delegation Split
  • USDA Ups Corn and Soybean Production Estimates
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 & Son s

  Phill Zimmerman

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