Agribusiness Council of Indiana 

September 18, 2017

ACI Government Affairs Survey
The ACI Government Affairs Committee is seeking input from members about their policy engagement and more.  Please click HERE to take a short survey which will help the committee develop communications, programming and more. 
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.
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule
The State Seed Commissioner intends to adopt a rule concerning noxious weed seeds; prohibitions, to add new economically harmful weeds to the list. In addition, weeds no longer economically harmful will be removed. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher. Questions may be directed to the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule. Click HERE to read more.
Weekly Washington Report - 8-18-17
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click  HERE  to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • FDA Warns on Hurricane-affected Crops for Food, Feed
  • Hard Damage Figures Elusive Post Harvey, Irma; USDA Moves to Relax Claim, Documentation, Reporting Requirements
  • FDA Warns on Hurricane-affected Crops for Food, Feed
  • Roberts Less Optimistic about Farm Bill this Year
  • September 19 Set for Confirmation Hearings on Some Trump Nominees for USDA Subcabinet Posts; Clovis Doesn't Make the List
  • Sunset for NAFTA 2.0? KORUS Gets More White House Threats
  • Ross to Lead November Trade Delegation as Part of Trump's First Trip to China
  • FDA to Give Farmers, States More Time to Figure Out FSMA Water Standards Rule 
  • EPA Notes
    • EPA Keeps "Flexibility" on Offices
    • No One Talked to Icahn about RFS, Gas Blending:  EPA
    • European Council of Justice Tells EU: No Ban on GMO Cultivation if No Evidence of Serious Human Health Risk, No Use of Precautionary Principle
    • Corn Forecast Slightly Up from August, Soybeans to Hit Record
    • Miss America has Political Chops, Eyes North Dakota Governor's Mansion 
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