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NGFA, Ag Transportation Working Group, urge STB to hold CSXT accountable for service failures

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2017 – The Agricultural Transportation Working Group – a diverse network of national farm, commodity group and agribusiness organizations, including the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) – called upon the Surface Transportation Board (STB) today to aggressively continue its efforts to examine the underlying reasons for the precipitous, deteriorating rail service […]

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NGFA commends FDA for delaying animal food facility inspections under FSMA

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 — The NGFA today commended the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its decision to delay until the fall of 2018 inspections of the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls requirements implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Director Dr. Steve Solomon on Aug. […]

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AAFCO to address feed safety, regulatory issues during upcoming meeting

  By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services Industry representatives will join federal and state regulatory officials to examine key animal feed safety and regulatory issues during the upcoming meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) on Aug. 10-12 in Bellevue, Wash.   Feed regulatory officials from the Food and […]

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Registration open for September NGFA-KSU FSMA training

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services Registration is open for the NGFA-Kansas State University Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training course scheduled for Sept. 26-28 in Manhattan, Kan. This course is targeted for businesses that need to comply with FDA’s rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls […]

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CONVEY17 covers top industry issues

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media “Do you have your organization set up to be successful with a completely different demographic?” asked CGB’s human resources leader in a keynote address to more than 150 grain and feed facility managers and employees in Kansas City, Mo., last week. Mark Berry, vice president of […]

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NGFA, NAEGA submit trade comments outlining NAFTA priorities

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations NGFA and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) submitted joint statements this week regarding the performance of free trade agreements and the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In response to a solicitation for comments by the Office of the U.S. Trade […]

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NGFA, NAEGA outline trade priorities for Trump administration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) submitted a joint statement to the Trump administration this week regarding the performance of free trade agreements. In response to a solicitation for comments from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. […]

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CSX CEO blames severe service disruptions on resistant company employees

By Randy Gordon, NGFA President CSX President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison put the onus on recalcitrant company employees who have “push(ed) back” against implementation of his scheduled railroad model for the rapid decline in rail service provided by the carrier. The NGFA and several of its member companies were among those voicing […]

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