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February Frenzy Coming Soon; Annual Membership Recruiting Flurry Begins Feb. 1

Beginning Feb. 1, NGFA and its large stable of industry membership recruiters will embark on the 2013 version of February Frenzy! Extending into mid-March at the NGFA’s 117th annual convention in San Francisco, the Frenzy again will facilitate a 45-day intensive period of concentrated membership recruiting – with major prizes awarded in San Francisco at […]

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Registration Open for NGFA’s Seminar on Trading, Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution

Registration is open for NGFA’s Trading, Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution seminar, which is slated May 8 in Kansas City, Mo. Following the last seminar’s attendance of more than 250 industry members, the NGFA is anticipating another advance sell out and recommends registering by April 5 to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $240 for […]

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Managers Reminded to Reregister Facilities with FDA by Jan. 31

Managers of grain elevators, feed mills, grain processing plants, flour mills, grain export facilities, biofuels facilities that manufacture co-products used as feed ingredients and others are reminded they are required to reregister their facilities with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Jan. 31. The reregistration requirement, mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) […]

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USDA Announces Plans to Implement 2013 Farm Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced it is in the process of extending many existing farm programs for the 2013 crop year in response to congressional action earlier this month reauthorizing the 2008 farm law through September. The extension applies to many commodity, disaster-assistance and conservation programs administered by FSA. […]

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AAFCO Addresses Feed Safety, Regulatory Issues During Jan. 22-24 Meeting

Industry representatives joined federal and state regulatory officials to examine key animal feed safety and regulatory issues during the meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) on Jan. 22-24 in Albuquerque. Feed regulatory officials from the United States and Canada provided updates on current efforts to revise and modernize each country’s feed […]

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Feed and Ingredient Manufacturers Handling Chromium, Manganese Reminded of March 1 Compliance Certification Deadline

Feed and feed ingredient manufacturers subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations governing emissions of chromium and manganese compounds are to complete an annual compliance certification by March 1. EPA’s regulations – issued on Jan. 5, 2010 – pertain to potential emissions of chromium and manganese compounds from feed and feed ingredient manufacturers (excluding […]

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Mississippi River Water Levels on the Rise

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) this week said that welcome rains, combined with the completion of the first phase of critical rock removal work near Thebes, Ill., have added significant depth to the Mississippi River navigation channel. The Corps said its contractor completed the first phase of the rock pinnacle removal ahead of […]

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GIPSA Proposes Increases in Official Grain Export Inspection Fees

On Jan. 14, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule announcing the completion of an in-depth review of the Federal Grain Inspection Service trust fund, which covers the costs of providing weighing and inspection services under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). As a result of the […]

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Early Bird Registration for Annual Convention Ends Feb. 22

Early Bird registration for NGFA’s 117th annual convention, which is scheduled March 17-19 in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, runs through Feb. 22. Included in the convention program are headline speaker Chris Policinski, president and chief executive officer, Land O’Lakes Inc., and Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer, Center for Food Integrity, who […]

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CME Group to Examine Potential Changes to Trading Hours

Since the CME Group’s expansion of trading hours to 21 hours daily last May, the NGFA has continued a dialogue with CME to advocate the interests of the grain, feed and processing firms who rely on CME for exchange-traded instruments to hedge risk. In particular, the NGFA strongly pushed to establish and maintain a synchronized […]

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