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NGFA urges STB to provide more transparency, accountability when implementing new rail investigation authority

By Randy Gordon, President The NGFA recently urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to provide more transparency and accountability when implementing important new authority to investigate freight rail issues. For freight rail users, including shippers and receivers of grain, feed and processed commodities, the NGFA said the new authority to investigate rail issues having […]

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Early bird rate ends July 26 for NGFA-Grain Journal Safety and Grain Quality Conference

The NGFA and Grain Journal Magazine invite all facility managers and key employees in the grain handling, processing, milling, and feed industries to a day and a half conference Aug. 2-4 at the Omaha Hilton in Omaha, Neb. The early bird registration rate expires at midnight on July 26. Register now. The conference will focus […]

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NGFA urges STB to provide more transparency, accountability when implementing new rail investigation authority

By Randy Gordon, President The NGFA recently urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to provide more transparency and accountability when implementing important new authority to investigate freight rail issues. For freight rail users, including shippers and receivers of grain, feed and processed commodities, the NGFA said the new authority to investigate rail issues having […]

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Monsanto RR 2Xtend soybeans gain European Union (EU) import approval

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media After months of delay, the European Commission on July 22 approved imports of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend genetically modified soybean trait (MON87708 X MON89788) for use as food, feed and for further processing. The trait is Monsanto’s newest soybean platform that includes tolerance to dicamba […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

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FDA publishes food facility registration rule under FSMA

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a final rule that amends the agency’s food facility registration regulations to include provisions mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and require additional information to be submitted during the registration process. FDA’s food facility registration regulations […]

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NGFA commends House for approving agreement that provides a national biotech labeling solution

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing, by a 306-117 vote, 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. The legislation — a compromise […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Biotechnology, Newsletter

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NGFA seeks adjustments to CFTC’s supplemental position limits rule

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recommended in comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that the agency make a number of adjustments to the proposed supplement to its proposed position limits rule, after identifying several areas of concern to commercial grain hedgers. As noted in the comments […]

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NGFA and Kansas State to provide FSMA training on Sept. 20-22

The NGFA and Kansas State University are partnering to conduct a training course to assist animal food facilities in complying with requirements established by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). After the successful delivery of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course on June 28-30 in Manhattan, Kan., NGFA and KSU are providing another opportunity […]

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