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NGFA launches regional FSMA seminars

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2016 – The NGFA is scheduling several regional seminars to educate industry members on the far-reaching new feed safety rules being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The seminars, which build upon NGFA’s ongoing training and education programs for FSMA, are being […]

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Purdue University report: Grain entrapments decreased in 2015, but fatal cases exceed non-fatal cases

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program recently released the 2015 Summary of U.S. Agricultural and Confined-Space Related Injuries and Fatalities report, which documents 24 grain entrapment cases that occurred in 2015. The 24 grain entrapment cases represent a 37 percent decrease in entrapments from 2014 […]

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NGFA welcomes Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Leadership Group to Washington to discuss major policy issues

Above photo: The NGFA on Feb. 22 welcomed members of the 2015-16 Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Leadership Group for a discussion on major policy issues being addressed by Congress and federal agencies that affect the grain, feed and processing industry. Topics included the status of federal legislation to preempt state and local laws on biotech labeling […]

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NGFA welcomes new apprentices

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer A new class of 18 committee apprentices will serve on nine NGFA committees during the coming year. Now entering its third program year, the apprentice program has successfully facilitated involvement by several dozen early- to mid-career employees and future leaders of NGFA-member firms. Several members of […]

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NGFA considers cybersecurity awareness for grain handling industry

By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs NGFA and NAEGA staff, along with USDA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, recently completed tours of several grain handling and processing facilities with a goal to increase awareness about the physical and cybersecurity measures currently in place within the grain handling and processing […]

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USDA grants comment extension for new GIPSA rules

By Randy Gordon, President The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted NGFA and the North American Export Grain Association’s (NAEGA) joint request for a 60-day extension of the comment period on proposed rules to implement statutory changes to the U.S. Grain Standards Act. The rules issued Jan. 25 by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s […]

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More dates announced for NGFA regional FSMA seminars

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The NGFA is planning several regional seminars to educate industry members on the far-reaching new feed safety rules being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The seminars are being conducted in cooperation with state feed control […]

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Canadian Pacific to seek opinion from STB on viability of voting trust arrangement in Norfolk Southern acquisition bid; submitting resolution to NS shareholders

By Randy Gordon, President The Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) announced two moves this month, the outcomes to which may largely determine whether it proceeds in its attempt to acquire the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS). On Feb. 16, the CP announced it will seek a declaratory order from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) – the federal […]

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Why the U.S. needs waterways legislation every two years

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy, and Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media Congress is indicating it plans to enact a new Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) this year. You might ask why, given that Congress in 2014 enacted a sweeping and significant WRRDA bill. The simple […]

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