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138 food, ag groups urge Senate to expedite Lighthizer confirmation

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 – A total of 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies working collectively through the diverse and broad-based U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade today urged the U.S. Senate to expeditiously vote to confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative (USTR). The groups took the action following a 26-0 […]

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NGFA and Grain Journal introduce Convey ’17 – a new operations and regulatory compliance conference

Registration is open for the NGFA’s and Grain Journal magazine’s Convey 2017, a newly redesigned and rebranded operations and regulatory compliance conference and trade show for the grain handling, processing, milling and feed industries. Convey, a successor to the former NGFA-Grain Journal Safety Conference, will focus annually on key regulatory compliance, safety and operational issues that are vital […]

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Updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration booklet available

The NGFA has published a new, updated version of its popular Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules booklet that is available now for purchase. The new booklet includes the latest changes ratified by the membership during the March convention. View the Trade Rules, Arbitration Rules, Rail Arbitration Rules and Bylaws changes here. These changes already are […]

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Posted in: Arbitration, Newsletter

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FDA issues new FSMA fact sheet on sanitary food transport rule

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new fact sheet for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related final rule for sanitary transportation of food for humans and animals. The updated fact sheet reiterates the agency’s previously stated intent to use an “educate before […]

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Congressional update: Perdue confirmation; new executive order; and waterways conference

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Sonny Perdue, a strong proponent of agricultural trade, is finally at the Trump administration’s table as secretary of agriculture and there’s a path for Robert Lighthizer to join him as U.S. trade representative in the coming days. Now, the biggest current question in Washington this […]

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Charting the NGFA’s future course

By Randy Gordon, President “Aspirational.”  “Challenging.”  “Truly a game-changer.” Those were a few of the terms used by NGFA Chairman John Heck of Scoular in his March convention address to describe the most recent version of the NGFA’s Long-Range Plan, which was approved later that afternoon by the Board of Directors. The NGFA engages in […]

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Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The NGFA issued its heartiest congratulations to former two-term Georgia Gov. George E. (Sonny) Perdue III on his confirmation to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture. The U.S. Senate approved his confirmation Monday night with a strongly bipartisan 87-11 vote. See how your senator voted […]

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NGFA commends Senate for confirming Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended the U.S. Senate on its 87-11 vote confirming former two-term Georgia Gov. George E. (Sonny) Perdue III to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture. “Secretary Perdue’s expertise, considerable experience in production agriculture, agribusiness and state government, and his ability to […]

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Lawmakers indicate CRP will key part of next farm bill discussions

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on April 10 unveiled multiple proposals to reform the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), including a proposal to increase the CRP enrollment cap to 30 million acres – a 25 percent increase compared to the current 24-million-acre cap. CRP is likely to be a key point of debate in the upcoming farm […]

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