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Introducing e-source! A Revolutionary Online Supplier Directory for the Baking Industry

“We are thrilled to be working with a strong partner like Sosland to bring the industry a user-friendly, one-stop shop for all baking supply needs,” commented ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie on the new collaborative baking industry directory/buyers guide e-source. In early 2013, S
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Grain Chain and USDA CNPP Release Five New Videos Promoting Whole Grains

The American Bakers Association and the "Grain Chain" are a group of MyPlate National Strategic Partners committed to promoting and supporting grains. The "Grain Chain," in collaboration with the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion, created five n
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PAC Checks in the Field!

Jackie Forrest, Flowers Foods, presented an American Bakers PAC check to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).  Rep. Goodlatte is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and has been a strong advocate for ABA on many issues, most importantly sugar reform and Farm Bill efforts. 
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ABA Comments on Ethanol Waiver

ABA, joined by 16 other trade organizations, filed comments with the EPA urging it to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for corn ethanol due to decreased corn yields.  The current drought conditions have resulted in decreased corn yields for 2012, a year that started with l
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ELDC Holds Public Policy Forum on Capitol Hill

The ABA Executive Leadership Development Committee held its annual Public Policy Forum last week in Washington, D.C.  More than 50 baker and allied members attended this important industry event co-chaired by Connie Vaughan, McKee Foods,and Pete Frederick, Milner Milling Co. 
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Successful Legal Breakout Session Covers Many Topics

Members of the ABA Legal committee came together last week in Washington, D.C., during the annual ABA ELDC Public Policy Forum. Miriam Guggenheim of Covington & Burling and Sally Squires of Powell Tate/ Weber Shandwick led a discussion on best practices in legal and communications
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FDA’s Food Facility Registration Not Yet Online

This week the FDA announced that its online registration module and guidance for food facilities are not yet available. The FDA could not comment on an anticipated timeframe for when these materials would be available, however, once the system launches, registration renewal can be sub
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PAC Checks in the Field!

DJ Lecrone, LeMatic, Inc., presented an American Bakers PAC check to Rep. Tim Walberg. “It was terrific to have Rep. Walberg back to our facility for a visit with employees,” said DJ Lecrone, LeMatic, Inc. “Tim is an outstanding Member of Congress and we are fortunat
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PAC Hosts Industry Fundraiser for Ohio Senate Candidate Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel celebrated his 35th birthday at the Bundy Baking Museum in Urbana, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 27. American Bakers PAC hosted a fundraising luncheon in honor of the decorated marine corps veteran and current Ohio State Treasurer who is running against incumbent Sen. Sherrod B
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