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NGFA submits comments to USDA on how to remove barriers and perform better service

The NGFA submitted comments on Sept. 14, 2017, in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s request for ideas on how to provide better customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in USDA programs in the July 17, 2017 issue of the Federal Register. President Trump signed Executive Order 13777 to alleviate unnecessary regulatory […]

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United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the U.S. industry

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations South Korea’s Trade Terms for Grain For feed corn, the duty within the 10 million metric tons (MMT) tariff rate quata (TRQ) is zero for all countries – no tariff advantage for the United States.  While the United States – within the framework of KORUS – […]

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NGFA, NAEGA commend Secretary of Agriculture Perdue for relocating FGIS to AMS

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 – The nation’s two preeminent grain trade associations whose member companies directly utilize and fund services provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) today commended Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for relocating the agency to the department’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Perdue announced the action earlier […]

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