February 9, 2017
A five-minute summary of AAI, regulation, and industry activities for members of the largest state agribusiness association in the nation.
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Register Now for the All Member Event & Annual Meeting

Featured speaker Ernie Goss from Creighton University will keynote the All Member Annual Meeting on February 14, 2017. The meeting also will include updates on INREC activities, the Water Works lawsuit, and the future of AAI.
The All Member Annual Meeting starts with a provided lunch at 11:50 AM on February 14 at the Showcase and Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to tune in to AAI.

REGISTER ONLINE! Attendance at the meeting is free, but registration is required. https://agribiz.org/annualmeeting/

Don't miss the evening activities.
You can attend the evening's All Industry Reception and the Entertainment Hour if you are registered for the Conference, as Exhibitor Staff, or have otherwise paid to be at the Showcase. Questions? Call the AAI office 515-262-8323.

We look forward to seeing you at the All Member Event!


Re-registration For Herbicide Demonstrates Challenges

by: Iowa Farmer Today 
Atrazine, an effective and widely used broadleaf herbicide, will be due for registration review by the EPA in 2018, per federal pesticide law. L ast summer, the EPA's initial ecological review examined the effects of trace concentrations of atrazine in streams on amphibians and fish, as well as on other plants and animals.  The agency's review of human health impacts was scheduled for the third quarter of this year; however, the timing of the registration review is now unclear, given the transition of a new administration in the U.S. Executive Branch [...] READ MORE.

EPA Employees Oppose Pruitt

Nearly 450 former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are pressing the U.S. Senate not to confirm Scott Pruitt to head the agency, according to a letter sent to the leader of the Senate on Monday.  In the letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the former EPA employees said they believe Pruitt is not qualified to head the agency [...] READ MORE.

State Ag Directors Want NAFTA Fixes

As President Donald Trump gets set to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. state directors of agriculture are weighing in on which parts of the agreement they'd like to see fixed.  Politico's Morning Agriculture Report says the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is a big booster of increasing trade opportunities and favors deals like NAFTA.  However, they're urging the new president to address what they call a series of unfair practices.  The state ag leaders have issues with how Canada classifies all U.S. wheat imports as feed-grade, which is the lowest classification possible. [...] READ MORE

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