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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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NGFA supports effort to update truck weight limits

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recently joined in signing a letter to Congress supporting a pilot program designed to obtain information on the safety and environmental benefits of increasing the maximum commercial truck weight on interstate highways.   In the letter sent to leaders of the House Appropriations […]

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What’s required in FDA’s FSMA food transportation rule?

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services As mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 6, 2016 published final regulations that establish requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers engaged in the transportation of human and animal food by truck or rail to […]

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NGFA and leaders of U.S. Food & Ag Dialogue for Trade commend USTR on NAFTA notification

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association is a leader on the Implementing Team of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade (Dialogue), which today commended U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for officially notifying Congress given the Trump administration’s previously announced intent to negotiate a “modernization” of the North American […]

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NGFA and Grain Journal introduce CONVEY17 – a new operations and regulatory compliance conference

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Grain Journal Magazine introduce CONVEY 2017, a newly redesigned operations and regulatory compliance conference and trade show for the grain handling, processing, milling and feed industries. CONVEY, a successor to the former NGFA-Grain Journal Safety Conference and Elevator Design Conference, will focus annually on key regulatory compliance, […]

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NGFA, NAEGA outline importance of trade in statement to Trump administration

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) this week submitted a joint statement to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and U.S. Department of Commerce emphasizing U.S. food and agriculture’s contribution to the U.S. economy and importance of trade to and from the United […]

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NGFA, NAEGA commend Ag Secretary Perdue for Trade Undersecretary announcement

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today commended Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for his “decisive and prompt” action in announcing a reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that includes the creation of a long-sought undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural […]

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138 food, ag groups urge Senate to expedite Lighthizer confirmation

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 – A total of 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies working collectively through the diverse and broad-based U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade today urged the U.S. Senate to expeditiously vote to confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative (USTR). The groups took the action following a 26-0 […]

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NGFA and Grain Journal introduce Convey ’17 – a new operations and regulatory compliance conference

Registration is open for the NGFA’s and Grain Journal magazine’s Convey 2017, a newly redesigned and rebranded operations and regulatory compliance conference and trade show for the grain handling, processing, milling and feed industries. Convey, a successor to the former NGFA-Grain Journal Safety Conference, will focus annually on key regulatory compliance, safety and operational issues that are vital […]

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