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FDA issues FSMA final rule on intentional adulteration

FDA issues FSMA final rule on intentional adulteration; animal/pet food and grain storage facilities exempt By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs; and Randy Gordon, President The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 26 released the final version of its regulations implementing the intentional adulteration provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act […]

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Posted in: Feed, Issue Advisory

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NGFA Board approves final set of new trucking-related trade rules

On May 20, 2016, the NGFA Board of Directors voted to approve final a version of NGFA’s newest trading rules – related to the transportation of grain and feed products by truck. The new truck-related additions amend NGFA Grain Trade Rule 12 to spell out the responsibilities of both buyers and sellers for grain transported […]

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Posted in: Arbitration, Issue Advisory, NGFA, Trade

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USDA announces CRP enrollment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that USDA will enroll more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Through CRP, farmers and ranchers enter into 10- to 15-year contracts with USDA to use conservation practices on their land in exchange for rental payments or federal cost-share funding. A nationwide acreage limit was established […]

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Posted in: Agriculture Policy, Issue Advisory

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Jackie Congress, long-time NGFA staff member, retires

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 – We are at once delighted and saddened to announce that Jackie Congress, a member of NGFA’s staff for nearly 27½ years, is retiring effective Jan. 29. She is the voice NGFA members, government officials and others heard when calling the NGFA’s office in her role as our principal telephone receptionist, […]

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NGFA, NAEGA urge Obama administration to examine marketability issues as part of biotech regulatory system review

By Randy Gordon, President The NGFA and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) have urged the Obama administration to address the marketability of biotech-enhanced crops in international and domestic commerce as it develops a long-term strategy for modernizing the U.S. regulatory system governing biotech-enhanced products. In a joint statement presented at an Oct. 30 public […]

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Posted in: Biotechnology, Issue Advisory, Newsletter

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