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Congresswoman Jackie Walorski Discusses Jobs, Sugar Reform and Other Top Issues with ABA

Continuing the House Freshman Meet and Greet series, ABA hosted Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2) on May 22 for an informal discussion on business and food industry issues. Attendees at the meet and greet included representatives from the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the
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ABA Applauds Strong Sugar Reform Vote, Disappointed in Outcome

Statement from ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie on the Senate vote reaffirming sweet deal for Big Sugar:  “The Senate vote shows that it is business as usual in Washington by rejecting even modest reform for the outdated sugar program, reform that would have saved bakers
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ABA Urges Senate to Add Jobs to the Economy by Supporting Sugar Reform

Today, the American Bakers Association (ABA) strongly urged the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of an amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, or the Senate Farm Bill, reforming the current U.S. Sugar Program. “The current sugar program costs consumers as muc
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Indiana Senator Coats to Address Top Issues with ABA & ATBI Boards

Indiana Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) will be the keynote speaker at the Joint ABA and ATBI Boards of Directors Dinner on June 6, in Washington, D.C. "Senator Coats is a long-time ally of the baking industry and one of the most highly respected leaders in the U.S. Senate,” said
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ABA Says Farewell to Three Board Members, Welcomes Four More

Longtime ABA Board member and former ABA Chairman Kenneth “Chip” Klosterman, President of Klosterman Baking Company, cycled off the Board following the April 2013 meeting in Aventura, Fla. Chip has been one of the most active voices on the Board since he joined in March 19
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ABA & SFA Recognize IOM Sodium Committee’s Findings, Evidence Does Not Support Current Efforts to Reduce Sodium

On Tuesday, ABA recognized IOM Sodium Committee for their review findings, Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence. The IOM committee reviewed the latest data on sodium consumption and health outcomes and concluded that evidence does not support current efforts to recomme
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TAKE ACTION, REFORM THE CURRENT SUGAR PROGRAM!

ABA urges bakers across the country to contact their members of Congress and urge them to support reforming the current U.S. sugar program.  The Senate and House may pass the farm bill before the Memorial Day recess, with the goal being to have the Farm Bill on the President&rsqu
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Despite Fire, Southern Perfect Fabrication’s Doors are Open

Last week a fire destroyed one of four Southern Perfection Fabrication buildings in Byron, Ga.  It took five hours and over 100 firefighters to contain the blaze. Thankfully, no employees were injured. The Hale family has since moved its main office operations to another building
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