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NGFA Honors Rep. Bob Gibbs with 2014 Congressional Leadership Award at Annual Convention

At its 118th annual convention, NGFA honored Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, with its 2014 Congressional Leadership Award. The award was given to the congressman for his efforts in fostering an efficient free-market environment and economic growth. It was presented in front of nearly 650 attendees at the association’s 118th annual convention in Hilton Head for […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter, Press Releases

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Syngenta, Gavilon Provide Letter to NGFA, NAEGA Members on 2014 Launch of Duracade™ Biotech Corn

Syngenta North America Inc. and Gavilon Grain LLC on March 11 submitted a joint letter to the NGFA and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) in reaction to a series of 13 questions posed by NGFA and NAEGA before a March 4 meeting with top officials from the two companies concerning the commercial launch of Syngenta’s Agrisure […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

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Leading Membership Recruiters in Line to Win Fabulous Prizes at Annual Convention

As the 2013-14 membership year winds down toward convention, NGFA recruiters are avidly vying for major prizes to be awarded at Hilton Head, S.C. During the convention’s general session on Monday, March 31, the following prizes will be awarded (need not be present to win): “Palm Tree Paradise” – Airfare for two and two nights […]

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NGFA Advocates Improvements to Reduce the Regulatory Burden of Expanded Veterinary Feed Directive Process

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2014) –  The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with improvements to its so-called veterinary feed directive (VFD) procedures that apply to certain animal drugs used in feed. FDA has announced plans to significantly expand the use of its VFD process to […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter, Press Releases

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FDA Announces New Safety Reporting Tool for Livestock Animal Feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 20 announced the availability of a new web-based portal for the public to report issues related to livestock animal feed. The Livestock Food Reporting portal is designed to accept reports about animal feed made for species considered to be livestock, including but not limited to, horses, […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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NGFA Voices Concerns to OSHA Over Proposed Rule to Track Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2014) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is concerned that an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notice of proposed rulemaking “does little to achieve its stated goal of reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities.” In a recently submitted statement, the NGFA asks OSHA to withdraw its proposed rule to track workplace […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Press Releases, Safety, Health & Environment

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Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food Continues Push for Federal Biotech Labeling Solution

The push for a federal solution to the debate over biotech-enhanced ingredients in labeling human and animal food products is gathering steam. The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food (CFSAF) continues to grow – it now has more than 30 groups, comprised of farmer, processor, and food and beverage associations. The NGFA is a founding […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Biotechnology, Newsletter

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NGFA Voices Major Concerns to CFTC Over Proposed Changes to Hedging, Speculative Position Limit Rules

WASHINGTON (March 10, 2014) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has expressed major concerns with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) proposed regulations that would redefine what constitutes “bona fide” hedging and potentially increase speculative position limits for users of agricultural futures markets dramatically. In a recently submitted statement, the NGFA said that […]

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Posted in: Press Releases, Risk Management

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NGFA Releases Sweep Auger Guide for Industry

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2014) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recently published a sweep auger guide designed to assist grain handlers in developing and implementing a sweep auger operations safety policy. The guide is available for free on the NGFA website. “Over the past several years, there has been uncertainty within the industry […]

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K-State Offers Feed HACCP Short Course

The NGFA is pleased to team up with Kansas State University’s International Grains Program to present a Feed Manufacturing Short Course, which is designed to provide training and education on developing a hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) plan for all sectors of the feed industry. The Feed HACCP Short Course, which will be […]

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Posted in: Education and Training, Feed, Newsletter

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