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Updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration booklet available

The NGFA has published a new, updated version of its popular Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules booklet that is available now for purchase. The new booklet includes the latest changes ratified by the membership during the March convention. View the Trade Rules, Arbitration Rules, Rail Arbitration Rules and Bylaws changes here. These changes already are […]

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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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NGFA Arbitration Lauded

The American Coalition for Ethanol recently presented “NGFA Arbitration – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Alternatives,” a webinar that outlined why the association’s arbitration process may appeal as a method of dispute resolution. “While NGFA was not a part of the webinar, it’s a nice reminder for our members about how we can […]

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Updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules Booklet Now Available

An updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules booklet is available now. For more than 110 years, NGFA’s trade rules and arbitration rules have been used to facilitate trade and provide an efficient way to resolve disputes involving grain, feed, barge and barge freight, secondary rail freight, and certain transactions with railroads. (Learn more about […]

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NGFA Recognizes Arbitrators for Their Service

During its recent convention, NGFA recognized the following members for their service as arbitrators whose cases were completed during the past year. Ben Baer, Livestock Nutrition Center, Memphis, Tenn. Bart R. Banks, Dakota Mill & Grain, Inc., Rapid City, S.D. Steve Burbrink, CGB Enterprises Inc., Mandeville, La. Doug Cropp, Landmark Services Cooperative, Cottage Grove, Wis. […]

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NGFA Adopts Changes to NGFA Arbitration Rules and NGFA Trade Rules

NGFA’s membership and Board of Directors adopted several changes to the Association’s Arbitration Rules and Trade Rules, during the annual convention. First, the membership ratified a set of amendments during the annual business meeting on March 17, which involved a major overhaul of the NGFA Arbitration Rules.  The Board of Directors approved these amendments last […]

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Major Developments in Ag Biotech Court Cases

Two separate major actions related to agricultural biotechnology were significantly addressed this month in federal court. Syngenta Seeds v. Bunge North America Inc.   On Dec. 12, the Syngenta Seeds and Bunge North America Inc. filed with the federal district court in Iowa a stipulation that Syngenta had agreed to dismiss all of its claims […]

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Registration Open for 2015 Seminar on Trading, Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution

Registration is open for the biennial NGFA Trading, Trade Rules and Dispute Resolution seminar, which is slated for May 4-5 in St. Louis. Given that the seminar in recent years has sold out quickly, NGFA strongly recommends registering soon. The early-bird registration rate of $265 for members is available until March 20. The program, designed […]

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Appeals Court Reverses IRS on Taxability of CRP Payments to Non-Farmers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Oct. 10 overturned a 2013 U.S. Tax Court ruling that had been denounced as a dramatic reversal of a decades-long tax policy related to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). [Rollin J. Morehouse and Maureen B. Morehouse v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Case No. 13-3110]. In […]

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