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NGFA Urges STB to Take Action on Switching Charges at Public Hearing on Rail Competition

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today (June 22) urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to review its policies that allow freight railroads to unilaterally impose excessive switching charges that can close off access to agricultural markets. “We believe that, just as carriers do not want to be ‘reregulated,’ neither should […]

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NGFA Commends CFTC’s Proposed Action to Extend Dodd-Frank Deadline for Implementing Swaps Provisions

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has commended the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for proposing an action that would extend what otherwise would be an automatic mid-July implementation of many of the swaps-related provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform law. The nation’s largest trade association comprising commercial hedgers of grains, […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Press Releases

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NGFA Makes Recommendations to FDA on Implementing Key Provisions of New Food/Feed Safety Law

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has submitted extensive recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency’s request for comments on how to implement provisions of the new food/feed safety law that require facilities to identify and address hazards that could cause products to be adulterated or […]

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Posted in: Press Releases, Safety, Health & Environment

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NGFA Reiterates Rail Competition Concerns to STB

WASHINGTON — In a statement submitted to the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has reiterated its concerns over the lack of rail competition in some markets, and suggested ways to restore a degree of balance. The NGFA’s statement was filed as part of its ongoing, active involvement in […]

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