Food & Nutrition

IBA is an active voice in Washington's nutrition space.  Our members speak directly with lawmakers and provide testimony to federal agencies on the importance of science-based, free-market national policies.  

Agriculture & Trade

IBA promotes market-oriented commodity programs on Capitol Hill and across the country.  Our members represent the entire food-supply chain and share their expertise with lawmakers on commodities like wheat, eggs, soy and sugar.  IBA members also serve as a real-world resource to federal personnel as they work to modernize NAFTA and other trade pacts.

Labor & Pensions

IBA engages on several labor projects across Washington, ranging from pension reform to wage and hour regulation.  Members of Congress look to IBA members for their perspective on how these policies will impact family-owned manufacturing businesses in their district. 

Memorial Internship

The annual Memorial Internship program allows a young entrepreneur to shadow IBA staff for a week each June and attend the annual convention Washington, DC.  The internship commemorates past leaders of the association who prioritized educating and enabling younger generations in the baking industry.  IBA’s Memorial Internship program is made possible by generous funding contributions made by active members.  IBA covers all expenses for interns—including travel, lodging, meals, transportation within DC and leisure activities chosen by the intern.

If you have a recommendation for a future IBA intern, contact Nick Pyle.

Policy Snapshot

IBA offers periodic in-depth analysis on federal and state issues that significantly affect the baking industry.  Read the current Policy Snapshot.  Past snapshots include: California's Prop 65, the State of Sodium Regulation. 

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