NGFA joins Food and Ag-ISAC as industry partner Sarah Gonzalez May 30, 2024

NGFA joins Food and Ag-ISAC as industry partner

ARLINGTON, Va., May 30, 2024 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has joined the Food and Agriculture – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Food and Ag-ISAC) as an industry partner to increase collaboration between ISAC and the food and agriculture industry on cybersecurity and threat intelligence sharing.

“As an Association representing companies throughout the agricultural supply chain, we are keenly aware of the urgency and importance of strengthening security measures against cyber and ransomware attacks,” said NGFA President and CEO Mike Seyfert. “The Food and Ag-ISAC stands as a cornerstone in safeguarding our nation’s food security. NGFA is proud to be part of a community dedicated to actively collaborating to detect attacks, respond to incidents, and share indicators so that food and agriculture companies can better protect themselves and manage risks to the food supply chain. We encourage all industry stakeholders to help facilitate the spread and sharing of information, thereby bolstering the resilience of our human and animal food supply chain.”

The Food and Ag-ISAC will provide weekly threat reports to association partners as well as threat briefings and cybersecurity thought leadership. “Taken together, these offerings will enable more companies in the industry to understand better threats facing the industry and actions that can be taken to mitigate them,” said ISAC in a May 30 announcement.

In April, the Food and Ag-ISAC released its first ransomware report, which revealed that the food and ag supply chain was the seventh most targeted industry for ransomware attacks in 2023.

Food and Ag ISAC also announced FMI – The Food Industry Association and SNAC International as industry partners on May 30.


The NGFA, established in 1896, consists of grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate facilities handling U.S. grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators; and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. The NGFA consists of 27 affiliated State and Regional Grain and Feed Associations, is co-located and has a strategic alliance with North American Export Grain Association, and a strategic alliance with Pet Food Institute.