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Four Indiana Ag Retailers Complete 4R Certification

Agribusiness Council of Indiana today announced four of its members have achieved a significant milestone through certification in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. This program looks at the commitment of each business to achieving a rigorous set of standards for nutrient management practices, which benefit the environment and their customers’ crop production and business goals. The certified locations are:

  • Crop Fertility Specialists in Rossville, Ind. – Year Three Certified
  • Helena in Berne, Ind. - Year Three Certified
  • The Andersons in Waterloo, Ind. - Year Three Certified
  • Advanced Agrilytics – Year One Certified

“The 4R Nutrient Stewardship program leans on scientific and proven practices that benefit the farmer and our society,” said ACI President & 首席执行官布鲁斯·凯勒. “These Agribusiness Council of Indiana members are an integral part of helping their farmer customers set and obtain their production goals. These businesses bring value to their communities by making sharing the latest environmental stewardship practices such as 4R.”

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Welcomes Bruce Kettler as President and CEO

Agribusiness Council of Indiana today announced that Bruce Kettler will be the organization’s next president and CEO. He will join ACI in early January.

Prior to joining ACI as president and CEO, Kettler served as the director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the director of agribusiness development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. 在这些角色中, Kettler focused on agricultural advocacy, economic development, youth development and environmental stewardship.

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From the ACI Board of Directors: ACI President Amy Cornell to Step Down

With a mixture of sadness and gratitude, Agribusiness Council of Indiana’s board of directors announces that Amy Cornell, ACI总统, will step away from her role at the end of August. Amy joined ACI as president in in 2017. 

“It has been an honor and inspiration to spend the last five years serving Indiana’s agribusinesses as president of ACI,康奈尔说. “My decision to step down is bittersweet – I’m excited to embark on a new challenge and new chapter of my career, but this organization is near and dear to my heart. 当我回首往事, I’m so proud of all that we’ve accomplished: the successful merger of several organizations to form ACI as we know it today; bringing the 4R Certification program to Indiana; increasing our clout at the Statehouse and creating the Women IN Agribusiness program, which has helped hundreds of women develop their leadership skills. I’ll always be grateful for the personal relationships and friendships I’ve made during my time with this organization and for the members who made our work possible.”

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Governor Holcomb Signed HEA 1483. 现在?

Governor Eric Holcomb signed HEA 1483 on April 29, 2021. Because an emergency was declared for the act the bill took effect upon the Governor's signature. What do you need to do now?

Begin Pricing Out Older DP 合同: If the deferred pricing agreement in connection with a grain purchase was entered into before 7月y 1, 2021, you must complete all payment obligations to farmers under the agreement before January 1, 2024.  After January 1, 2024, the agency can issue a monthly fine for non-compliance of this section.  


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More Information on the Transition to Indiana's New OSW Permitting System

DOR wants to remind you to apply for new OSW permits in their current system by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, 2月2日. 在那之后, no new OSW permit applications will be accepted until the new Indiana Oversize/Overweight Permitting System goes live the morning of Monday, 2月8日. You will have until 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, 2月ruary 4, to pay for and download permits previously applied for in our current system.

Additional Information 关于 Expired Permits and Penalties

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OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

1月. 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an updated "Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace." In a briefing on the new guidance, OSHA officials indicated that the updated guidance is in response to President Joe Biden’s Jan. 21 行政命令 directing the agency to issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new guidance says that employers should implement COVID-19 prevention programs in the workplace, including: conducting a hazard assessment; identifying a combination of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace; adopting measures to ensure that workers who are infected or potentially infected are separated and sent home from the workplace; and implementing protections from retaliation for workers who raise COVID-19 related concerns.

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Partners with Crestcom International

Agribusiness Council of Indiana Partners with Crestcom International
ACI members now have access to internationally recognized leadership development programs

It is commonly accepted that Indiana’s agribusinesses are facing more challenges today than ever before. Organizations must address uncertain markets and a global pandemic, while also providing their teams the skills to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Presents Legislator of the Year 奖 to Senator Jean Leising and Representative Don Lehe

印第安纳波利斯,印第安纳州. -星期二, 11月17日, Agribusiness Council of Indiana presented its inaugural Legislator of the Year awards to Senator Jen Leising, Senate Agriculture Committee chair, and Representative Don Lehe, House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee chair.

这个奖项 recognizes lawmakers who are champions of Indiana agribusiness. 

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Launches Indiana 4R Certification Program

印第安纳波利斯,印第安纳州. – Agribusiness Council of Indiana is proud to announce the launch of Indiana’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. Four Indiana retail locations, which participated in the pilot audit, are the first locations in Indiana to become 4R Certified. The newly certified locations are:

  • Crop Fertility Specialists in Rossville, Ind.
  • Helena in Berne, Ind.
  • The Andersons in Waterloo, Ind.
  • White River Coop in Mitchell, Ind.

“Agribusiness Council of Indiana has been planning the implementation of a 4R certification program in Indiana for more than three years,” said ACI President Amy Cornell. “We are so grateful to the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance for their help getting this program off the ground, and to The Mosaic Company, The Nature Conservancy and The Fertilizer Institute for their guidance and the generous grants offered on behalf of 4R.”

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Launches Pilot Audits for an Indiana 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program

Agribusiness Council of Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance, is proud to announce the launch of a pilot audit for an Indiana 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. Five Indiana retail locations are currently participating in the pilot audit to ensure the program’s success when it officially launches.

“Over the last three years, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana has been researching, 研究, seeking input and discussing with its members the implementation of a 4R certification program in Indiana,” said ACI President Amy Cornell. “We are so grateful to the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance for their help getting this program off the ground, and to The Mosaic Company, The Nature Conservancy and The Fertilizer Institute for the generous grants offered on behalf of 4R.”

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Sonny Beck

周二, 9月1日, Agribusiness Council of Indiana presented its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s Hybrids, which under Beck’s leadership has become the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States.

这个奖项, voted upon by ACI’s board of directors, recognizes significant and enduring contributions to Indiana agribusiness.

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The CISCO Companies Board of Directors Names Natalie 3月kle as next President and Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to ACI board member Natalie 3月kle, who has been named president and CEO of The CISCO Companies. The CISCO Companies, 成立于1965年, is a family-owned business serving independent retailers across the Midwest. CISCO supplies over 2000 businesses with a wide range of products, 包括种子, lawn and garden supplies, 农业产品, bird products and more.

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ACI President Amy Cornell on the Implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

ACI President Amy Cornell on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“ACI is grateful to President Trump, U.S. 贸易 Representative Robert Lighthizer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their efforts to ensure that North American markets remain open and fair.

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