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Archive for September, 2014

Profile: Feed Manufacturing and Technology

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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FDA Amends, Reissues for Public Comment Key Sections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 19 amended and reissued for additional public comment key sections of four originally proposed rules implementing major sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Included in FDA’s action were reissuance of its proposed rules for human food and animal feed and pet food that are of […]

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NGFA Participates in Senate Biotechnology Briefing

Biotechnology in crop production continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill. NGFA on Sept. 16 participated in a briefing hosted by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry that focused on agricultural biotechnology.  The panelists were: Anthony Reed, senior director of government relations for ADM, on behalf of NGFA; Scott Kohne, North […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Biotechnology, Newsletter

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Senators Urge USTR to Step up Efforts on Resolving Biotechnology Issues with China

Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are continuing to push U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman to keep his top trade negotiators focused on biotechnology approvals in China. Stabenow and Grassley recently led an effort, joined by 17 other senators, in outlining the challenges for U.S. agriculture when biotechnology traits are approved in […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Biotechnology, Newsletter

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Grain Handling Safety Seminar Slated Oct. 15 in Fresno

California Grain and Feed Association (CGFA) and NGFA have teamed up to provide members with a Regional Grain Handling Safety Seminar that provides the tools to successfully comply with federal and state regulations. The day-long seminar is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the Fresno Hotel and Conference Center (Fresno, Calif.). For NGFA or CGFA members, […]

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Posted in: Event News, Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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New Reporting Requirements for Severe Injuries; Updates List of Exempt Industries

In a recent announcement, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated new injury-and-illness record-keeping requirements will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, […]

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Update on DICKEY-john GAC 2500-UGMA Moisture Meter

As previously reported, problems with the infrared temperature sensor on some moisture meters lead to inaccurate readings. As a result, DICKEY-john recently redesigned the system to add a “self-cleaning” feature. The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) on Sept. 18 announced that it has completed the required testing for the approval of the modifications […]

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Congressman Lee Terry to Provide Keynote Address at the Feed/Pet Food Joint Conference

Congressman Lee Terry, R-Neb., will provide the keynote address to the fifth annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, slated Oct. 7-9 in Omaha, Neb., hosted by NGFA and the Pet Food Institute (PFI). Terry, who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its […]

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Senate Committee Approves Rail Legislation; NGFA Spearheads Letter Signed by 36 Other Ag Groups

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Sept. 17 approved by voice vote rail legislation that would strengthen and improve the operation of the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) and, among other things, give it new authority to investigate rail practices alleged to be unreasonable without having to wait for the filing of a […]

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