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Archive for August, 2014

STB Sets Grain Rail Service Field Hearing for Sept. 4 in Fargo, N.D.; Agency to Consider More Steps to Facilitate Rail System Recovery

The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) has scheduled a grain rail service public field hearing in North Dakota on Sept. 4.  In its Aug. 18 notice, the agency that has regulatory oversight of freight railroads also announced its intent to consider “additional steps (that) may be necessary to facilitate the recovery of the rail system […]

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Research Study Indicates Feed Can Transmit Swine Virus

Results from a research study published by the BMC Veterinary Research Journal on Aug. 5 indicate that contaminated complete feed can serve as a vehicle for transmitting the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) infection to young pigs. PEDv has spread rapidly throughout the U.S. swine herd since its initial detection in May 2013. The disease […]

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STB Rejects Petition to Exempt Railroads from Filing Ag Transportation Contract Summaries

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Aug. 11 unanimously rejected a petition from two rail carriers, which asked that they be exempted from the statutory requirement to file agricultural transportation contract summaries. Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) and CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT) submitted the petition to the STB in May asking the agency to initiate […]

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Free Webinar to Address FSMA Rules; Is ‘Jump Start’ for Attendees to Annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

A free upcoming webinar will provide an expert’s view of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules. The webinar, slated for Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. Central Time, will provide background on FSMA implementation and focus on FDA’s proposed preventive controls regulations for animal feed and pet food.  Register online […]

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Fairfield Selected as Chairman of Animal Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

During the recent annual meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials, NGFA Vice President of Feed Services David Fairfield was selected to serve as the chairman of the Animal Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. The Alliance consists of members from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state regulatory agencies, industry, academia and […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter, NGFA

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NGFA Board of Directors to Hear From Major Administration, Congressional Officials

During its fall meeting in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10, the NGFA Board of Directors will meet with a heavy-hitting line-up of legislative and administration officials.  On Sept. 9 Michael Moore, former director-general of the World Trade Organization, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current Ambassador to the United States will meet with the Board […]

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EPA Grants Comment Period Extension on NSPS Proposed Rule for Grain Elevators

The NGFA has been notified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will extend the comment period deadline on proposed revisions of its new source performance standards (NSPS) that affect grain handling, receiving and load-out operations. This comes after a NGFA-led coalition submitted an extension request to the EPA on Aug. 5. The extension […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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DHS Seeks Public Comment on Possible CFATS Update

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Aug. 18 published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking requesting public comment on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program’s attempt to streamline the compliance process. The 60-day comment period ends Oct. 17. CFATS was implemented in 2007 and established risk-based performance standards for securing chemical facilities. […]

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MIR 162: How Chinese Feed Grain Imports Have Changed Since Trade Disruption

In November 2013, China began enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for the presence of Syngenta North America Inc.’s Agrisure Viptera™ MIR 162 biotechnology-enhanced trait in corn imports. When MIR 162 subsequently was reported as being detected in U.S shipments of corn and Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS), a series of trade disruptions occurred for shipments […]

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