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In Letter to CFTC Commissioners, Ag Coalition Argues Proposed Rules will Hurt, not Help, Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 20 coalition partners – representing national farm, ranch and agribusiness organizations – are urging Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioners to change proposed rules that would hurt, not help, customers. According to a letter sent by the 21 agricultural group on […]

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New ‘Boot Pit’ Guidance Document Available

The NGFA Safety, Health and Environmental Quality (SHEQ) Committee recently developed a guidance document to assist grain handlers in evaluating if a “boot pit” is a Permit Required Confine Space (PRCS) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards. Over the last year, OSHA’s current enforcement position appears to be that boot pits are […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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House Passes Nutrition Bill, One Step Closer to Passing Farm Bill

By passing a bill specifically for nutrition programs, which were left out of the farm bill in July, the House on Sept. 19 moved one step closer to getting a farm bill completed.   This was the first time in 40 years a farm bill has been passed by either chamber of Congress without containing […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter

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House Waterways Bill Moves a Step Forward

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Sept. 19 unanimously approved H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA). NGFA has worked with other stakeholders to urge passage of WRRDA legislation, which authorizes maintenance and construction projects for the nation’s aging waterways infrastructure, as well as reforms the delivery process […]

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NGFA Honors Bailey Ragan for Service to Association, Industry

The NGFA honored First Vice Chairman Bailey Ragan during its Sept. 16-17 Board of Directors’ meeting for outstanding and dedicated leadership and service to the Association and the industry during a distinguished career that spanned more than 40 years.  Ragan announced he would be retiring later this year as vice president of Bunge Grain, Fertilizer […]

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FDA Confirms Intent to Require Domestic Facilities to Verify Safety of Suppliers under Food/Feed Safety Regulations

By Randy Gordon, President Top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials on Sept. 19 confirmed their intent to require domestic facilities registered with the agency under the Bioterrorism Act to verify the safety of ingredients purchased from domestic, as well as foreign suppliers, under regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – the massive […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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FDA Updates Drug Establishment Registration Process for Medicated Feed Mills

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 13 notified NGFA that it has updated the process that feed mills holding an approved medicated feed mill license are to follow to complete their annual registration as a drug establishment. FDA has developed a section within its website to provide information on the updated process titled, […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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OIG Audits Prevented Planting Coverage

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently audited Risk Management Agency (RMA) controls over the prevented planting provision of the Federal Crop Insurance Program. Included in the audit were findings that: 1) prevented planted coverage levels are excessive for some crops and 2) the treatment of Actual Production History (APH) […]

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FDA Publishes Draft Guidance on Animal Food Additive Petitions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 11 announced the availability of a draft guidance document that describes the type of information the agency recommends companies provide when submitting a food additive petition for substances intended for use in animal food. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, FDA must approve food additives […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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Approved Uses of MGA in Medicated Feed Clarified

Zoetis – the sponsor for the animal drug melengestrol acetate (MGA) – recently clarified the approved uses of MGA in medicated feed. In a letter distributed to feed manufacturers, Zoetis said that manufacture of Type B medicated feeds containing MGA in combination with monensin, tylosin, ractopamine or zilpaterol is not approved. However, Zoetis noted that […]

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