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NGFA continues FSMA regional seminars with three in Minnesota

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 — The NGFA will host a series of regional seminars in Minnesota next week 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 three, full-day seminars, which take place in New […]

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NGFA Country Elevator Committee to conduct congressional visits during June 14-15 meeting in Washington

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations NGFA’s Country Elevator Committee will meet this summer in Washington, D.C., for its traditional summer meeting and congressional visits on June 14-15. All NGFA-affiliated association staff and their members have been invited to participate. This is the committee’s opportunity to advocate to Congress on the industry’s […]

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NGFA continues FSMA regional seminars

More than 150 industry members attended the NGFA’s initial Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regional seminar conducted in Modesto, Calif., on March 10. The seminar was conducted in partnership with the California Grain and Feed Association and California Department of Food and Agriculture. The NGFA is scheduling several regional seminars to educate industry members on […]

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces agreements for U.S.-Cuba agriculture sectors

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media President Barack Obama arrived in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, marking the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in almost 90 years. Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro after laying out plans in December 2014 to chip away at the more than 50-year-old U.S. embargo. Agriculture Secretary […]

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STB to conduct informal meetings with shippers, carriers on streamlining, expediting rail rate cases

By Randy Gordon, President The federal Surface Transportation Board announced March 15 that it will conduct a series of informal ex parte meetings with shippers, carriers and other stakeholders during April to explore and discuss ideas on how it can streamline and expedite rail rate challenges filed with the agency. The STB Reauthorization Act of […]

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NGFA provides input to CFTC on Proposed Algorithmic Trading Rules

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer Last December, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for the first time published proposed rules under which it would oversee high-frequency traders and other automated trading entities. Known as Regulation AT — or simply “Reg AT” — the lengthy proposed rule, if implemented as written, […]

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In closing address, Beachner says industry “difference makers” must boost free-market principles

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media NGFA Chairman Gary Beachner said during his closing address at NGFA’s 120th annual convention that the state of the nation’s free-enterprise, market-based economy is under attack, and it is imperative for the grain, feed, processing and export industry to “make a difference” by pushing back when […]

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NGFA elects John Heck as new Chairman during 120th annual convention

Wilkey, Baudler also elected to officer team WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) elected John Heck, senior vice president of The Scoular Co., Omaha, Neb., as its new chairman during the organization’s 120th annual convention. Heck is the 66th industry leader to serve at the helm of the NGFA. […]

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NGFA urges appropriators to focus on waterways funding

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016– In letters to House and Senate appropriators, The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) asked for continued leadership in support of inland waterways infrastructure, whose locks and dams are in a precarious state of disrepair given most are well beyond their 50-year projected lifespan. The letters signed by 19 other agricultural […]

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