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Congress passes short-term highway bill

Congress passed a short-term highway bill extension that included a provision designed to avert a major disruption to the U.S. rail system. The short-term extension of the highway bill to Nov. 20 includes language extending the deadline for rail carriers to install positive train control (PTC) technology for three years – to Dec. 31, 2018, […]

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NGFA commends House for including PTC extension in short-term highway bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended the House of Representatives for passing a short-term extension of the highway bill, which includes a provision designed to avert  a major disruption to the U.S. rail system. The House passed by voice vote Tuesday a short-term extension of the highway bill to […]

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Extension of positive train control deadline included in House surface transportation bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee-passed version of the surface transportation (highway) bill includes compromise language reportedly worked out with the Senate that would extend the deadline for three years – to Dec. 31, 2018 – for affected railroads to install and operate positive train control technology on lines that haul toxic by inhalation (TIH) […]

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NGFA supports House panel’s passage of surface transportation bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for approving its version of the six-year Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 today by a voice vote. “Multi-year surface transportation legislation providing adequate funding and greater certainty for transportation infrastructure projects is critical to […]

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NGFA says Senate Ag Committee biotech hearing confirms need for national food labeling standard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015– The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) called on the Senate to take action to establish a uniform, national standard on food and feed labeling following today’s Senate Agriculture Committee hearing regarding the importance of biotechnology. “The NGFA supports agricultural biotechnology and other scientific advancements that promote a safe, abundant and […]

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