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OSHA launches new whistleblower program

By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs OSHA recently launched a pilot program in the Midwest region focused on employers who allegedly violate their employees’ whistleblower rights. In addition to the revised injury and illness recordkeeping requirements, the pilot program is the latest agency attempt to subject employers to greater public scrutiny. […]

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NGFA to present free webinar on final FSMA transportation rule

David Fairfield, NGFA’s senior vice president of feed services, will lead a webinar early next month on FDA’s final rule for Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. The rule, issued on April 6 under the direction of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), affects truck and rail transportation activities performed by grain and feed […]

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FDA issues update for distributors of animal drug products

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services FDA recently sent a letter to potential distributors of animal drug products for use in feed or water for food animals whose marketing status will change from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription (Rx) or to veterinary feed directive (VFD) at the end of calendar year 2016. The […]

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Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance publishes FSMA training guide

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) recently made available for free electronic download the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Participant Manual – the standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for training individuals in the development and application of risk-based […]

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Registration is now open for NGFA-PFI seventh annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

More than 300 industry members are expected to attend the seventh annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, slated Oct. 10-12 in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by NGFA and the Pet Food Institute (PFI). Register by Sept. 19 and take advantage of the early bird rate of $495. The event will take place at the […]

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Meet your chairman: John Heck, senior vice president at The Scoular Company

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The NGFA chairman, elected at the NGFA’s annual convention in March, answered some questions about his background, motivations and goals for the NGFA. Heck has been with The Scoular Company in Omaha, Neb., since 1981, when he joined the company as a grain merchandiser. A native […]

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Senate Ag Committee leaders announce consensus on federal GMO labeling legislation

By Randy Gordon, President After many months of starts, stops and back-and-forth negotiations, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., on June 23 unveiled bipartisan federal biotech labeling legislation that would preempt Vermont’s and any future state or local jurisdiction’s mandatory GMO labeling laws. Below, in a question-answer format, […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter

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What is your Congress up to the week of June 27?

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy The House is on a recess this week, while the Senate is in session with a full plate.  Competing for Senate floor time are a district judicial nomination, a spending package to address the Zika Virus and veterans programs, and legislation to address Puerto Rico’s […]

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NGFA urges swift approval of Roberts-Stabenow agreement that provides a national biotech labeling solution

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today urged expeditious support for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow’s, D-Mich., bipartisan legislation that would federally preempt a potential patchwork of differing state laws regarding the labeling of human food and animal feed containing biotechnology-enhanced ingredients. […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Biotechnology, Press Releases

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NGFA unveils new website for feed program

NGFA launched a new website — feed.ngfa.org — to accompany its current online presence. The new feed site is dedicated to the outreach, education and awareness of NGFA’s feed programs. Members will find all the information about NGFA’s feed-related events, analysis and education materials on feed.ngfa.org. While this information already was available on the current […]

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