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USDA Urged to Immediately Restore Official Grain Inspection Service at Port of Vancouver, Wash.

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) – Citing the “extremely troubling precedent” being set, 22 national, regional and state agricultural producer, commodity and agribusiness organizations have urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate action to restore official grain inspection and weighing services at the Port of Vancouver, Wash. In a recent letter to Secretary […]

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NGFA, Others Urge USDA to Immediately Restore Official Grain Inspection Service at Port of Vancouver, Wash.

Citing the “extremely troubling precedent” being set, the NGFA, North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) and 20 other national, regional and state agricultural producer, commodity and agribusiness organizations have urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate action to restore official grain inspection and weighing services at the Port of Vancouver, Wash. In […]

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Collaboration with CME Yields Positive Outcome on EFP Rules

With an Aug. 4 deadline looming for implementation of new rules governing exchange-for-physicals (EFPs) reporting, a delegation from NGFA’s Risk Management Committee met on July 9 with CME Group Market Regulation personnel and others to flesh out treatment of EFPs in the grain, feed and processing industry. (An EFP is a transaction between two parties […]

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Changes to FDA Proposed Animal Feed and Pet Food Rule Submitted to White House Office of Management and Budget

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 26 submitted proposed animal feed safety rule changes to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Those changes would establish current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive control requirements for facilities that manufacture and distribute animal feed and pet […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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NGFA Commends Sens. Roberts, Heitkamp for Risk Hedging Protection Act

NGFA recently commended Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for their bipartisan leadership in introducing legislation to resolve a problem that could put billions of dollars of futures market customer funds at risk if another futures commission merchant (FCM) insolvency occurs. In a statement, NGFA President Randy Gordon said “this legislation is critically […]

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Appeals Court Upholds FDA Decision on Feed Antibiotics

A U.S. appellate court on July 24 issued a split decision upholding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision not to conduct hearings on a citizen’s petition challenging the safety of antimicrobial drugs used subtherapeutically in food-producing animals. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, N.Y., […]

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Posted in: Arbitration, Newsletter

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Profile: Feed Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee

Editor’s note: NGFA relies heavily on its 18 active committees and councils to address significant issues related to public policy and industry business. As such, NGFA has launched a series of profiles looking at the committees, their priorities and leadership to keep members up-to-date on current issues. A new committee will be featured each month […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter, NGFA

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Registration Open for September Courses Through GEAPS/Kansas State

Registration is now open for the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University distance education courses designed specifically for professionals in grain operations and related fields. The September courses run Sept. 2-Oct.3; registration closes Aug. 26. Course tuition, which covers all materials, is $625 for GEAPS members and $795 for non-members. Upcoming […]

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Posted in: Education and Training, Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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Senate Strikes Short-Term Deal Highway Funding Vote

The Senate recently voted to take up a House-approved $11 billion short-term funding fix for the  Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which was due to run out of money in August. The bill now proceeds to debate with several amendments that will need 60 votes for approval.  Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, proposed what appears to be […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter, Transportation

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