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Foundation Supports Industry Research, Education

Those in the Washington, D.C., area recently have been viewing a new educational an advertisement, which mentions NGFA, on cable television networks (including CNBC). The commercial, which airs only in the D.C. metro area, was paid in part by a $20,000 donation from the National Grain and Feed Foundation to the Waterways Council Inc. (WCI). […]

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Posted in: Foundation, Newsletter, Transportation

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NGFA/NAEGA Issue Statement Senate on Ag Committee Approval of Legislation Reauthorizing U.S. Grain Standards Act

NGFA and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) recently issued the following joint statement following the Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval by a voice vote on May 21 of legislation that would reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act for five years – through Sept. 30, 2020: “We are pleased the Senate Agriculture Committee has approved its […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter

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CFTC Reauthorization Nears House Floor Action

As reported in the May 15 NGFA Newsletter, the House Agriculture Committee approved legislation reauthorizing operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The next step for the bill is consideration by the full House of Representatives, tentatively scheduled for the second week of June. Congressional leadership staff has told NGFA that the deadline for […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Risk Management

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NGFA Submits Comments on Interim Rule for the Ag Conservation Easement Program

In comments submitted on May 28, the NGFA told the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) that conservation easements should protect all agricultural uses, not permanently prohibit sustainable crop production. Seeking to avoid the adverse food security and economic impacts associated with permanently banning land from crop production, NGFA submitted its comments […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter, Press Releases

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NGFA Submits Comments to FDA on Key FSMA Implementation Issues

NGFA on March 26 submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation. According to the comments, NGFA’s membership “recognizes the paradigm shift FSMA represents in terms of placing the principal focus on prevention of hazards that can pose a risk to human or animal health. The law […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter, Press Releases

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USDA Grants First Process-Verified Claim for Non-GMO Corn, Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it had verified the first claim for non-genetically modified corn and soybeans under the Process Verified Program operated by its Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Under the Process Verified Program, which has existed since 2005, AMS uses the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9000 series standards for documented […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

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Q&A Addresses Questions Regarding June 1 HazComm Implementation Deadline

With a June 1 implementation deadline approaching for compliance with major elements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), NGFA and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), created a free 45-page hazard communication guidance document to assist the industry in preparing to comply with the updated compliance requirements. The Corn […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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Joint Statement: Concerning Senate Agriculture Committee Approval of Legislation Reauthorizing U.S. Grain Standards Act

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2015) – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today issued the following joint statement following the Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval by a voice vote on May 21 of legislation that would reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act for five years – through Sept. 30, […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Press Releases

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Ag Transportation Summit Registration Open

Registration is open for the Ag Transportation Summit Aug 4-5 at the Westin Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. (just outside Chicago). Hosted by NGFA and the Soy Transportation Coalition, and supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA), the Ag Transportation Summit unites leaders from ag producer organizations, agribusinesses and government to focus on the importance […]

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Posted in: Education and Training, Newsletter, Transportation

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