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NGFA to host regulatory compliance seminars

By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs The NGFA will partner with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) and the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association (NeGFA) to host regulatory compliance seminars in January. The NGFA/KGFA seminar is scheduled for Jan. 12 in Hays, Kan. Register online or access the flier. The […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Safety, Health & Environment

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Formal driver education will be required for truck drivers

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Dec. 8 released a final rule that creates driver training requirements for those seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time. The requirements also apply to those seeking an upgrade to their […]

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Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

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NGFA reviews report on asynchronous biotech approvals

NGFA’s Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Bobby Frederick represented the grain and feed industry in a panel on Dec. 8 to discuss the new eight-page literature survey report issued by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) on the impact of asynchronous approvals of biotech crops on ag sustainability, trade and innovation. […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Newsletter

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Congressional update: Congress passes waterways bill

By Bobby Frederick, NGFA Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy [View a video summarizing this congressional update.] The 114th Congress adjourned last week, and the new 115th Congress will not be sworn in until Jan. 3, 2017. The lame duck session finished after the House and Senate passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Newsletter

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NGFA chairman encourages industry to engage with consumers

Members of the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and other agricultural groups need to partner to increase their communications with consumers and the public on food- and agriculture-related issues, said NGFA Chairman John Heck, senior vice president of The Scoular Company, during his address at the 45th annual Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show. […]

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Posted in: Event News, Newsletter

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NGFA urges STB to focus on providing grain shippers a workable procedure to challenge unreasonable rail rates

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 — The NGFA earlier this month urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to refocus its efforts on creating a workable procedure that grain and agricultural shippers can use to challenge freight rail rates they believe are unreasonable. The Association submitted its statement in response to the STB’s advance notice of […]

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Posted in: Press Releases, Transportation

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