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Archive for April, 2015

NGFA/NAEGA Statement Concerning House Agriculture Committee Approval of Legislation Reauthorizing U.S. Grain Standards Act

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today issued the following joint statement following the House Agriculture Committee’s approval by a voice vote of legislation (H.R. 2088) that would reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act for five years – through Sept. 30, 2020: […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Press Releases

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APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Future Regulation of Biotech Traits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on April 9 issued four questions on which it is seeking input concerning its future regulation of biotech-enhanced traits. APHIS will take public comments on the questions in May during a series of three webinars. The webinars are scheduled on May 6 from […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

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TPA Legislation Introduced; Senate Committee Consideration Projected for Next Week

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on April 16 jointly announced an agreement on a trade promotion authority (TPA) bill, which is designed to ensure an up-or-down vote on new trade deals. In addition, included was a separate  10-year bill extending trade adjustment assistance […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Trade

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Q&A: The Food Safety Modernization Act

Given the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) on-going activities to implement the expansive Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011, the NGFA is receiving numerous inquiries pertaining to how various provisions may affect the grain, feed, processing and export industry. For that reason, the association is providing responses to some […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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FMCSA Updates Fines for Drivers and Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on April 3 issued a final rule that updates the civil penalty fines assessed to those who violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations. Among the increased fines are financial responsibility violations, railroad-highway grade crossing violations, recordkeeping violations and violations of out-of-service orders. For […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

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Registration Open: Elevator Design Conference July 28-30 in Kansas City, Mo.

Registration is open for the NGFA and Grain Journal Elevator Design Conference July 28-30 at the Sheraton Kansas City Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Register by July 12 to receive the $395 early bird price, which is good for NGFA members and non-members. The 2015 conference features nearly a dozen, 45-minute sessions all day […]

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

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FDA Proposes to Amend Food Facility Registration Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed to amend its regulation that applies to registration of food facilities. The proposed rule would modify aspects of the food facility registration process, and implement certain provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – adding new requirements for food facility registration. (See related story: Q&A: The […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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OSHA Compliance Safety Seminar Slated May 19 in Harrisburg

The PennAg Feed, Grain and Allied Industry Council and NGFA have teamed up to provide members with a regional seminar focused on Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) compliance safety. The day-long seminar is scheduled for May 19 at the Harrisburg/Hershey Sheraton in Harrisburg, Pa. For NGFA or PennAg members, the cost is $190; non-members […]

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

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