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NGFA, NAEGA commend House for final passage of grain inspection bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2015 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today commended the House for giving final congressional passage of legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act, including language mandating that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) restore any future disruptions in official grain inspection and […]

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White House nominates new FDA commissioner

The White House announced recently that President Barack Obama nominated Robert Califf, M.D., to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Califf currently serves as FDA’s deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco. Margaret Hamburg appointed him to that position shortly before announcing her resignation as FDA commissioner earlier this year. […]

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FDA fees announced to support export certificate program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recently that fees for animal feed export certificates will be effective Oct. 1. The fees are authorized under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), passed in January 2011. The law allows FDA to begin to charge fees for export certification for human and animal food to match those […]

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NGFA supports regulatory reform bill

By Jess McCluer, Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs  The NGFA joined a multi-industry letter asking leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to support S. 2006, the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015.” The bill improves the transparency and integrity of the federal rulemaking process. While it would not prevent federal agencies […]

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Positive Train Control deadline looming

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations Congress must act soon to prevent a disruption in the supply of necessary fertilizers, crop inputs and rail cars for transporting freight. The Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to install additional safety features, known at Positive Train Control, is looming, but few railroads are ready to […]

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Senate approves grain inspection bill

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) commended the Senate Agriculture Committee for giving final clearance on Sept. 17 to its version of legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act, including language mandating that the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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NGFA to represent industry at CFTC Ag Advisory Committee Meeting

By Todd Kemp, Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The NGFA will participate this week in a meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). MJ Anderson, director of risk management and merchandising for The Andersons Inc., based in Maumee, Ohio, serves as the NGFA representative to the AAC. He […]

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Truck trade rules adopted by NGFA Board

By Charlie Delacruz, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary The NGFA Board of Directors approved an extensive set of changes and additions for the NGFA Trade Rules related to the transportation of grain and feed products by truck during its meeting on Sept. 13. Regarding truck shipments, the board approved rules dictating that buyers must […]

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Rick Calhoun honored with dedication of new tugboat in his name

Rick Calhoun, a longtime grain and marine industry leader, was honored this weekend with the dedication and Christening by Marquette Transportation Co., LLC of a new tugboat in his name – the M/V Rick Calhoun. The Christening event, conducted along the banks of the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans, La., represents the first time the […]

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Bobby Frederick selected as new NGFA director of legislative affairs

NGFA is pleased to announce that highly respected Capitol Hill staff member Bobby Frederick will become the NGFA’s new director of legislative affairs and public policy, effective Sept. 28. A native of Champaign, Ill., Frederick currently is legislative director for Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., who serves on the House Agriculture and House Transportation and Infrastructure […]

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