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ABA Applauds Strong Sugar Reform Vote, Disappointed in Outcome

Statement from ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie on the Senate vote against reforming the current U.S. sugar program: “The Senate unfortunately affirmed that it is business as usual in Washington by voting against reforming the outdated sugar program.  Instead of passing a measure t
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ABA’s MacKie Cautions EPA on the Impact of Regulating Rising Dough

The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) President and CEO Robb MacKie testified before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee today discussing the negative impact EPA’s Tailoring Rule would have on the baking industry. EPA’s potential lowering of its regulatory thresholds combined wi
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Sugar Reform Stalled In the Senate

Last week the Senate voted to “table” an amendment by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirk (R-IL) reforming the current U.S. sugar program. The Senate voted in favor of tabling the amendment by a 50-46 margin, meaning the amendment will be held indefinitely. ABA was against ta
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ABA Honors Pat Callaghan

June 2012, Washington, D.C. – At its recent meeting, the ABA Board officially recognized outgoing Director Pat Callaghan. Pat retires from Pepperidge Farm this summer, bringing a close to his 17 years of service on the ABA Board, including two as chairman. ABA thanks Pat for bei
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Former Senate Leader Nickles to Address ABA Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ The American Bakers Association is pleased to announce former U.S. Senate Leader and Budget Committee Chairman Don Nickles (R-OK) as its special guest during a Board of Directors dinner on June 13. “We are extremely pleased to have Senator Nickles joining the ABA Bo
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ABA Welcomes Four New Board Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Bakers Association is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors. Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fresh & Frozen Bakery Maureen Linder, of Pepperidge Farm, will replace long-time ABA Board Director Pat
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Energy Guide in the Works as Bakers Take Challenge

As East Balt Commissary Inc., Northeast Foods, and Pan-O-Gold begin the ENERGY STAR® Challenge, ABA starts work on the Energy Management Guide for the Baking Industry (“Guide”). Congratulations to our bakers for taking the challenge and we look forward to their participati
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Farm Bill Heads to Senate Floor

The Farm Bill was filed in the Senate last week and is scheduled for floor consideration this week. It is likely that there will be several weeks of floor action. If action is completed by the Independence Day recess, it will increase the chances that the House will act and a Farm Bil
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ABA Urges Senate to Add Jobs to the Economy by Supporting Sugar Reform

American Bakers Association Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2012 Contact: Cory Martin Senior Manager, Government Relations E-mail: cmartin@americanbakers.org Ph: (202) 789-0300 Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Bakers Association (ABA) strongly urged the U.S. Senate t
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