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CFTC’s supplement to position limits rule addresses NGFA concerns

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on May 26 that it will issue for public comment a supplement to its position limits proposal originally published in December 2013.  The new supplementary proposal will significantly modify the CFTC’s re-definition of hedging strategies that will qualify as bona […]

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NGFA’s Country Elevator Committee is coming to DC

NGFA’s Country Elevator Committee will be arriving in Washington, D.C., for its annual congressional fly-in and summer meeting on June 14-15. Committee members will make congressional office visits on June 14 to advocate for the Trans Pacific Partnership and a national solution for labeling food that contains ingredients derived from agricultural biotechnology, among other NGFA […]

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Register for the 2016 Safety and Grain Quality Conference

Registration is open for the 2016 Safety and Grain Quality Conference, which will be conducted Aug. 2-4 in Omaha, Neb., at the Hilton Omaha. The NGFA and Grain Journal Magazine host this annual conference for facility managers and key employees in the grain handling, processing, milling, and feed industries. This year, the conference will focus […]

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What is your Congress up to the week of May 30?

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy View the video version of the update here. Both chambers of Congress stumbled toward the Memorial Day Week district work period. The Senate was unable to complete work on its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), punting it to early June, while the House’s Energy […]

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2016 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference will retain previous format

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services NGFA and the Pet Food Institute (PFI) distributed a survey in April requesting input on whether PFI- and NGFA-member companies wanted the entirety of this year’s Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference devoted solely to a training session for industry personnel to be certified as Preventive […]

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FDA publishes annual feed safety incidents report

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued its annual report that summarizes food and feed safety incidents submitted to the agency through its electronic Reportable Food Registry portal. The 24-page report – entitled The Reportable Food Registry: A Five Year Overview of Targeting Inspection […]

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NGFA’s TPP analysis breaks down impacts for each commodity

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs; and Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), if ratified, would help lower non-tariff trade barriers, promote regulatory harmonization and decrease associated costs through the establishment of committees on agricultural trade and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, according to a […]

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Monsanto responds to questions on implications of EU inaction on import approval of RR 2Xtend™ soybeans

By Randy Gordon, President Monsanto Company has provided a one-page, consolidated response to a list of 14-plus questions posed by the NGFA, North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) and National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) regarding its plans given continued European Union (EU) inaction on its application for import approval for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ (RR2X) […]

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FDA issues FSMA final rule on intentional adulteration

FDA issues FSMA final rule on intentional adulteration; animal/pet food and grain storage facilities exempt By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs; and Randy Gordon, President The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 26 released the final version of its regulations implementing the intentional adulteration provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act […]

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NGFA comments on House committee passage of waterways bill

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2015— The National Grain and Feed Association appreciates the  efforts of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today in approving the 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in an important step toward more frequent and thorough oversight of the U.S. inland waterways system and U.S. harbors. However, NGFA said it will continue […]

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