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, February 2. After that, no new OSW permit applications will be accepted until the new Indiana Oversize/Overweight Permitting System goes live the morning of Monday, February 8. You will have until 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 4, to pay for and download permits previously applied for in our current system.

Additional Information About Expired Permits and Penalties

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OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

On Jan. 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 executive order 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 Awards to Senator Jean Leising and Representative Don Lehe

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – On Tuesday, November 17, 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.

The award recognizes lawmakers who are champions of Indiana agribusiness. 

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Agribusiness Council of Indiana Launches Indiana 4R Certification Program

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – 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, studying, 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

On Tuesday, September 1, 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.

The award, 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 Markle as next President and Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to ACI board member Natalie Markle, who has been named president and CEO of The CISCO Companies. The CISCO Companies, founded in 1965, is a family-owned business serving independent retailers across the Midwest. CISCO supplies over 2000 businesses with a wide range of products, including seed, lawn and garden supplies, agriculture goods, 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. Trade 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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