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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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Posted in: Newsletter, Transportation

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NGFA: Invest now in nation’s transportation infrastructure or fall farther behind

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 — The United States needs to make more strategic, significant and predictable investments in the U.S. transportation infrastructure or risk having U.S. agriculture lose its competitive export advantage to foreign countries, the National Grain and Feed Association told Congress today. “Over the last decade, I have witnessed an alarming decline in […]

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Posted in: Press Releases, Transportation

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NGFA, NAEGA urge preserving NAFTA benefits for food and ag sector

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today urged the Trump administration to preserve the considerable benefits the U.S. food and agriculture sector has gained as it begins the process of negotiating a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). […]

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NGFA: Resolution of sugar dispute with Mexico sets positive tone for NAFTA talks

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended U.S. and Mexican negotiators for reaching an agreement in principle addressing U.S. imports of Mexican sugar, saying that once finalized it will help remove a significant trade irritant as all-important negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement begin […]

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