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Still Time to Register for Fourth Annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

More than 300 industry members are expected to attend the fourth annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, slated for Sept. 25-26 in Indianapolis, Ind. The event is sponsored by NGFA and the Pet Food Institute (PFI). Register today to participate. The Joint Conference, which will take place at the downtown J.W. Marriott, will focus […]

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Capitol Hill Round-Up

Farm bill: Once lawmakers return to Washington, there are just nine work days before Sept. 30, when the current farm bill is due to expire. Expiration would revert U.S. agriculture policy to the 1949 Farm Bill, eliminating modern emergency relief programs, canceling aid and incentive packages for new farmers, ending conservation programs and, perhaps, doubling […]

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Harden and Bonnie Sworn In to New USDA Posts

Just before the August recess, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee unanimously approved the nominations of Krysta Harden to serve as deputy secretary of agriculture and Robert Bonnie to serve as undersecretary for natural resources and the environment. The confirmation occurred without objection from the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Harden will succeed […]

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USDA Grain Inspection Announcements

USDA Designates Official Grain Inspection Agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina and Texas GIPSA recently designated the following organizations to provide official grain inspection and weighing services, effective Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2016: 1) Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. based in Amarillo, Texas; 2) Cairo Grain Inspection Agency, Inc. based in […]

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AAFCO Meeting Focuses on Feed Safety, Enforcement Issues

The meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) on Aug. 12-14 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., focused on feed safety and enforcement issues key to the animal feed and pet food industries. Officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the AAFCO Current Issues and Outreach Committee meeting indicated the White […]

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FDA To Conduct Public Meetings on Implementing Food Safety Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Aug. 15 announced that it will conduct three public meetings to discuss proposed rules designed to ensure that food and feed products imported into the United States are produced in compliance with processes and procedures that provide the same level of public health protection as those required of […]

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Save the Date: 42nd Annual Country Elevator Conference & Trade Show Scheduled Dec. 8-10

Make plans to join us for the 42nd Annual Country Elevator Conference & Tradeshow, to be held Dec. 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The “Gateway to the West” typically attracts some of the largest attendee crowds, and while registration for the event will open soon, hotel reservations are being taken […]

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NGFA to Unveil Leadership Development Program

During the week of Aug. 26, NGFA Active-member firms will be invited to nominate newer employees to participate in a “Committee Apprenticeship” program (CAP) designed to develop future association leaders. The program evolved during deliberations of the NGFA Long-Range Planning Task Force during meetings in early 2012. After which, CAP was formally recommended as an […]

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Final ‘Customer Protection’ Rule Coming Soon

A proposed rule that many futures-industry participants fear could lead to pre-margining of customer accounts may be moving toward final consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) soon. First published by CFTC in November 2012, the proposed rule was subject to a 90-day public comment period, during which the NGFA and other groups representing […]

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Unprecedented New Product Safety Rules Major Focus at Annual Feed/Pet Food Joint Conference

WASHINGTON (Aug. 15, 2013) – Feed, feed ingredient and pet food manufacturers will hear the latest on major new product safety requirements likely to be implemented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the fourth annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, scheduled for Sept. 25-26 in Indianapolis, Ind. More than 300 industry members […]

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