Latest News

NGFA latest news and press releases

Archive for April, 2014

How To Seek Assistance from STB Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program on Disputes with Rail Carriers

Editor’s note: This information was supplied by the Surface Transportation Board The Surface Transportation Board’s Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program solves problems in ways ranging from a simple answer to a telephone inquiry to lengthy informal mediation efforts. Topics including questions on rates and other charges, railroad-car supply and service issues, claims for damage, […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

Leave a Comment (0) →

NGFA Estimates Up to $2.9 Billion Loss to U.S. Corn, Soy in Aftermath of Trade Disruption with China Over Detection of Unapproved Syngenta Agrisure Viptera™ MIR 162 Corn

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2014) – A pair of economic analyses issued today by the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimates that up to $2.9 billion in economic losses have been sustained by the U.S. corn, distillers grains and soy sectors in the aftermath of the enforcement of a zero-tolerance policy on Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera™ […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Biotechnology, Press Releases

Leave a Comment (0) →

NGFA Urges STB to Require Reporting of Service-Related Metrics by Class I Carriers at Public Hearing on Rail Disruptions

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2013) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to require Class I rail carriers to report and make publicly available several specific service-related metrics in the aftermath of the serious disruption in rail service that began last fall. In written statement submitted April […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Press Releases, Transportation

Leave a Comment (0) →

Debra Miller Confirmed as New STB Member

The Senate on April 9 confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Debra Miller, former director of the Kansas Department of Transportation, to serve as the third member of the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB). Miller replaces Francis Mulvey, whose term on the STB expired in December. Her initial term on the STB is scheduled to expire […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

Leave a Comment (0) →

U.S. House Panel Approves CFTC Reauthorization Bill

The House Agriculture Committee recently approved a bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and scale back regulations for end-users of futures and swaps. In a bipartisan voice vote, the panel passed the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act (H.R. 4413). The bill includes several important provisions that are positive for the industry […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

Leave a Comment (0) →

Legislation Introduced in House to Establish Voluntary Labeling Standards for Food Containing Bioengineered Ingredients

Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., on April 9 introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFL Act), which would establish a voluntary federal standard for labeling food that does not contain bioengineered-enhanced ingredients.  Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., co-sponsored the legislation. A driving force behind […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter

Leave a Comment (0) →

Sen. Johanns Urges FDA to Change FSMA-Proposed Rule for Animal Feed and Pet Food

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., this week requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) make significant changes to the agency’s proposed rule that would establish new safety-related requirements for products used in animal feed and pet food. In a letter sent on April 15 to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Johanns urged FDA to exempt raw […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

Leave a Comment (0) →

STB Directs BNSF, CP Railways to Report Plans for Ensuring Fertilizer Deliveries

In the aftermath of its April 10 public hearing on rail-service disruptions, the STB on April 15 issued a decision requiring the BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railways to report by April 18 on their respective plans “to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.” The STB’s order requires both carriers to […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

Leave a Comment (0) →

NGFA Urges STB to Require Reporting of Service-Related Metrics by Class I Carriers at Public Hearing on Rail Disruptions

The NGFA urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to require Class I rail carriers to report and make publicly available several specific service-related metrics in the aftermath of the serious disruption in rail service that began last fall. In testimony at an April 10 public hearing – and in a follow up written statement […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

Leave a Comment (0) →

NGFA Estimates Up to $2.9 Billion Loss to U.S. Corn, Soy in Aftermath of Trade Disruption with China Over Detection of Unapproved Syngenta Agrisure Viptera™ MIR 162 Corn

NGFA recently released a pair of economic analyses that estimate up to $2.9 billion in economic losses have been sustained by the U.S. corn, distillers grains and soy sectors in the aftermath of the enforcement of a zero-tolerance policy on Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera™ MIR 162 corn technology in U.S. export shipments to China, where the […]

Continue Reading →

Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

Leave a Comment (0) →
Page 1 of 2 12