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Appeals Court Hears Challenges to Hours of Service Rules

Two challenges to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Hours of Service rules were heard March 15, 2013, by the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ABA, along with 14 other industry groups, is part of an amici curiae filing
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ABA Joins With Pepperidge Farm, Senator Toomey (R-PA) and Representative Pitts (R-PA) to Urge Sugar Program Reform

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 2, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and U.S. Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) spoke at the Denver, Pa. Pepperidge Farm facility to urge Congress to pass the Sugar Reform Act. The current U.S. sugar program subsidizes sugar growers by almost $3.5
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and U.S. Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA) to hold press conference on Sugar Reform at Pepperidge Farm

On Tuesday, April 2, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and U.S. Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) will visit the Pepperidge Farm facility in Denver, Pa., as a part of their effort to pass the Sugar Reform Act, legislation to reform the last of depression-era farm subsidies. “Archaic
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Dana and Brett Quigley to Headline Paul Abenante PEC Golf Tournament at 2013 ABA Convention

Washington, D.C.—The American Bakers Association is pleased to announce that Dana and Brett Quigley will serve as the tournament pros during the 2013 Paul Abenante PEC Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 23, at the ABA Convention in Aventura, Fla. “We are very excited to wel
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FDA Fares Well in FY13 Full-Year Continuing Budget Resolution

Both the House and Senate passed the FY13 Continuing Resolution Bill late last week and yesterday was signed into law by the President. FDA received a three- percent increase over FY12 funding, approximately a $24 million increase. This is better than virtually any agri
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Pressure Continues on Renewable Fuels

This week, ABA and other food trade associations urged EPA to utilize its legal authority to reduce the amount of advanced biofuels and the total renewable fuel needed this year.  EPA anticipates cellulosic biodiesel shortfalls in 2013 and to compensate for this reduction, there
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ABA Policy Chairs to Focus on Achieving Goals Despite Washington Gridlock

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ The All Membership Meeting on Sunday, April 21 at the upcoming 2013 ABA Convention in Aventura, Fla., will feature a roundtable discussion with ABA’s Policy Committee Chairs. The discussion will focus on how ABA can be effective despite gridlock in Washington.
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Rep. Hudson Discusses Budget Legislation, Sugar Program and Farm Bill at ABA Event

Continuing the House Freshman Meet and Greet series, ABA hosted Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) on Thursday, March 14 for an informal discussion on food industry issues.  Hudson currently serves on the Agriculture and Education & Workforce Committees in the United States House o
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Energy Efficiency and Supply Chain Questions on Bakers’ Minds

ABA members and the ENERGY STAR® program’s Walt Tunnessen sat down for a working session in Washington D.C.  As part of the Energy & Environment meeting agenda, the group worked on developing the industry energy benchmarking tool.  ABA hopes to send the data co
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