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NGFA Commends Introduction of Much-Needed, Common-Sense Biotech Labeling Bill

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2015) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today (March 25) commended the introduction of what it called much-needed, common-sense legislation that would provide a national framework to govern labeling of food and feed containing biotech-enhanced ingredients. The bill, introduced today by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., would create […]

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Board of Directors Members Elected; Executive Committee Re-Elected

NGFA members re-elected Gary Beachner, president and chief executive officer of Beachner Grain Inc. in Parsons, Kan., as the association’s industry chairman during the 119th annual convention conducted March 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas. Beachner is the 65th industry leader to serve at the helm of the NGFA. He also serves on the NGFA’s Board […]

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Chairman’s Address: ‘Innovation in an Interconnected World’

Editor’s note: Below is a transcript of Beachner’s address before the 119th NGFA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, March 16. The accompanying presentation also is available. Let me begin by thanking you for the honor of serving for the past year as chairman of our industry’s preeminent national trade association. The experience of serving […]

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Annual Convention Presentations Available

More than 600 industry members and guests recently attend NGFA’s 119th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Before formal programming kicked off, NGFA’s Rail Shipper/Receiver and Waterborne Commerce Committees co-hosted the annual Transportation Open Forum, which featured presentations focusing on key topics facing all three modes – rail, barge and truck. The forum addressed: Changing […]

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NGFA Recognizes Arbitrators for Their Service

During its recent convention, NGFA recognized the following members for their service as arbitrators whose cases were completed during the past year. Ben Baer, Livestock Nutrition Center, Memphis, Tenn. Bart R. Banks, Dakota Mill & Grain, Inc., Rapid City, S.D. Steve Burbrink, CGB Enterprises Inc., Mandeville, La. Doug Cropp, Landmark Services Cooperative, Cottage Grove, Wis. […]

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NGFA Presents Membership Recruitment Prizes

At its recent annual convention, NGFA recognized membership recruiters’ contributions to the association’s growth and success. Winners and their prizes were: Individual Competition Matt Reiners, POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, S.D. Prize: “Mountain Meanderings,” Airfare for two and two nights lodging at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Nev. Greg Konsor, Gavilon Grain, Omaha, Neb. Prize: […]

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Ensuring Safety of Animal Feed Maintained and Fed On-Farm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 19 issued a draft guidance to assist animal producers in ensuring the safety of animal feed that is used on-farm. The draft guidance titled “Ensuring Safety of Animal Feed Maintained and Fed On-Farm” outlines practices animal producers may take to identify and prevent feed contaminants that […]

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Thune, Nelson Introduce Bipartisan Rail Reform Legislation; Senate Committee Consideration Likely This Week

Bipartisan rail legislation that would reauthorize the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) and give it new powers to launch its own investigations of freight rail practices has been introduced in the Senate. The bill (S. 808) was introduced on March 19 by Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and ranking member […]

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NGFA Adopts Changes to NGFA Arbitration Rules and NGFA Trade Rules

NGFA’s membership and Board of Directors adopted several changes to the Association’s Arbitration Rules and Trade Rules, during the annual convention. First, the membership ratified a set of amendments during the annual business meeting on March 17, which involved a major overhaul of the NGFA Arbitration Rules.  The Board of Directors approved these amendments last […]

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