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NGFA, State Affiliates Conducting Regional Safety Seminars

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is partnering with several state and regional grain and feed associations to conduct a series of regional safety compliance seminars this spring. The seminars, the first of which was conducted April 5 in Billings, Montana, and cosponsored by the Montana Grain Elevator Association, are designed to […]

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NGFA Signals Preliminary Support for CFTC Action to Exclude Commercial End-Users from Swap-Dealer Regulation

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) said it cautiously supports action taken today (April 18) by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to approve rules intended to exclude from swap-dealer regulation under the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform law those commercial end-users — including grain elevators, feed and feed ingredient manufacturers, grain processors […]

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NGFA Urges Senate to Reform CRP While Drafting New Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to implement fundamental reforms to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as it begins drafting the 2012 farm bill this month. While supporting continued use of the CRP to protect truly environmentally sensitive lands, the NGFA said current federal budget pressures […]

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