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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