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Archive for November, 2016

STB issues final rule requiring reporting of rail service performance metrics by Class I carriers

By Randy Gordon, NGFA President The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) today issued a final rule requiring Class I railroads to report rail service performance metrics on a permanent basis. The rule takes effect Jan. 29, and the initial date by which Class I railroads will be required to report under the new rule’s parameters […]

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Reminder: OSHA recordkeeping rule takes effect Dec. 1

A new rule that prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness takes effect Dec. 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) twice delayed enforcement of the so-called “anti-retaliation” provisions, which originally were scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 10. The final rule promotes an employee’s right to report injuries […]

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FDA issues video on Veterinary Feed Directive

By Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made available a new video that provides an overview of the agency’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation that governs the use of medically important antimicrobials used in or on animal feed. The approximately 7.5-minute video explains that medically […]

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U.S. government’s latest talks with China on agricultural biotechnology prove disappointing

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media; and Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) talks that took place Thanksgiving week failed to make progress in promoting a more synchronous approach to crop biotech regulatory approvals, or to address the backlog in biotech […]

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What is grain handlers’ role in the sustainable ag supply chain?

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs During the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Atlanta this month, food and agricultural experts discussed how the industry can coordinate around sustainability goals, noting that consumers no longer have blind trust in the way their food is produced. Roughly 500 representatives from retailers, manufacturers, processors, suppliers, producers, […]

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NGFA mounts final advocacy blitz at CFTC on speculative position limit rule

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer A delegation of seven members of NGFA’s Risk Management Committee traveled on Nov. 29 to Washington for meetings with the three current CFTC commissioners (two vacancies remain unfilled) and their senior staffs focused on the pending final rule that would implement position limits on a […]

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Congressional update: What NGFA anticipates in the lame duck

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy The House and Senate are back in Washington for what likely will be a tame, two-week lame duck session, with much of the news focus being on the presidential transition and cabinet selections. It’s all about the money: Chief on the agenda is passing a […]

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Early bird fee for NGFA’s Country Elevator Conference ends Nov. 18

The early bird registration fee for NGFA’s 45th annual Country Elevator Conference ends Friday, Nov. 18. After that date, the early bird fee of $495 increases to $550 and then to $650 on Dec. 5. Register here by Friday. The 2016 Country Elevator Conference, which takes place Dec. 11-13 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent […]

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FDA food facility re-registration deadline is Dec. 31

NGFA member companies are reminded that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires animal food facilities to re-register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in even-numbered years. Grain, feed, pet food and feed ingredient, grain processing and milling, and export facilities are among those required to renew their registrations by Dec. 31. In […]

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