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Archive for September, 2016

NGFA Alert – Mycotoxins

Given the crop conditions this season, the NGFA is taking the opportunity to remind the industry of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current action levels for aflatoxin, as well as its regulatory guidance for fumonisn and vomitoxin levels. The FDA has issued regulatory guidance for these three mycotoxins that may be present in […]

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Posted in: Feed, Press Releases, Safety, Health & Environment

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2016 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference is essential for companies in post-FSMA era

Companies engaged in the flour milling, corn milling, grain processing, food manufacturing or animal feed/pet food business will want to participate in the 2016 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, where they will receive the latest information regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Feed […]

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FDA solicits comments on antibiotic rules

By Dave Fairfield, Senior Vic President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 14 published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments regarding the establishment of targeted durations of use of medically important antimicrobial drugs when administered in the feed or water of food-producing animals for therapeutic purposes. FDA […]

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Posted in: Feed, Newsletter

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NGFA Board of Directors approves changes to Arbitration, Rail Arbitration and Grain and Barge Trade Rules

By Charlie Delacruz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary The NGFA Board of Directors approved changes to an NGFA Arbitration Rule on oral hearings, Rail Arbitration Rules, a Grain Trade and a Barge Trade Rule at its meeting on Sept. 11.  The following is a report on the changes, which as provided under NGFA’s […]

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Senate Ag Committee conducts CFTC confirmation hearing

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer Taking action to address two Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) vacancies, the Senate Agriculture Committee on (insert date) conducted a confirmation hearing for two pending nominees to be CFTC commissioners.  However, in an election year that brings limited time for consideration on the Senate floor […]

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USDA updating Conservation Stewardship Program

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media; and Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced it will be making several changes to its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which focuses on enhancing conservation practices on working farmlands and is the nation’s […]

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EPA finds glyphosate unlikely to pose cancer risk to humans

By Randy Gordon, President The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said its extensive review of scientific data concerning the safety of glyphosate has found that the world’s most widely used herbicide is unlikely to be carcinogenic to humans. The determination was reported in a 227-page “Issue Paper” released by the agency on Sept. 16 in advance […]

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Ag groups endorse increased market access to Cuba during House committee hearing

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media During a Sept. 14 House Agriculture Committee hearing on “American Agriculture Trade with Cuba,” agricultural interests reiterated their support for the elimination of trade barriers with Cuba, particularly current financing restrictions that inhibit trade between the countries. NGFA, which is part of a coalition consisting of […]

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Rural Infrastructure Summit unites companies to seek transportation solutions for agriculture

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The NGFA participated last week in the Rural Infrastructure Summit, sponsored by Association of Equipment Manufacturers and hosted by Agri-Pulse Communications, that brought together a cross-section of rural and agricultural companies and organizations to discuss the nation’s infrastructure and the challenges associated with it. The Summit, conducted […]

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