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UGRSA rate renewal deadline is Jan. 26

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing an opportunity for warehouse operators to update storage and/or handling rates for warehouses that have a Uniform Grain and Rice Storage Agreement (UGRSA). A UGRSA is required to store commodities owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The UGRSA letter sent to grain warehouses on Jan. 6 informs […]

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Grain elevator managers reminded of USDA rules for emergency and temporary storage

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Affairs With bumper crops exceeding permanent storage capacity in many parts of the country, grain elevator managers are reminded of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rules for the use of temporary and emergency storage. Regulations governing the use of temporary and emergency storage have been embodied […]

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AFIA, NGFA foundations partner with University of Minnesota to develop generic hazard analysis to assist FSMA compliance

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media The research and education arms of the American Feed Industry Association and NGFA are partnering to finance a major project that will help animal feed, feed ingredient and pet food facilities cost-effectively comply with a core requirement of the Food and Drug Administration’s final rules implementing […]

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NGFA continues FSMA regional seminars with three in Minnesota

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 — The NGFA will host a series of regional seminars in Minnesota next week to educate industry members on the far-reaching new feed safety rules being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The three, full-day seminars, which take place in New […]

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NGFA continues FSMA regional seminars

More than 150 industry members attended the NGFA’s initial Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regional seminar conducted in Modesto, Calif., on March 10. The seminar was conducted in partnership with the California Grain and Feed Association and California Department of Food and Agriculture. The NGFA is scheduling several regional seminars to educate industry members on […]

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NGFA launches regional FSMA seminars

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2016 – The NGFA is scheduling several regional seminars to educate industry members on the far-reaching new feed safety rules being promulgated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The seminars, which build upon NGFA’s ongoing training and education programs for FSMA, are being […]

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NGFA welcomes Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Leadership Group to Washington to discuss major policy issues

Above photo: The NGFA on Feb. 22 welcomed members of the 2015-16 Michigan Agri-Business Association’s Leadership Group for a discussion on major policy issues being addressed by Congress and federal agencies that affect the grain, feed and processing industry. Topics included the status of federal legislation to preempt state and local laws on biotech labeling […]

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NGFA welcomes new apprentices

By Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer A new class of 18 committee apprentices will serve on nine NGFA committees during the coming year. Now entering its third program year, the apprentice program has successfully facilitated involvement by several dozen early- to mid-career employees and future leaders of NGFA-member firms. Several members of […]

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Free webinar: What you need to know about FSMA

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media With more than 600 pages of rules dedicated to animal feed and pet food being implemented in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rules, it’s important to understand how the wide-ranging law and these new FDA regulations will affect your business. A webinar hosted by the NGFA […]

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Get ahead on FSMA at the 2015 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

The 2015 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference coming up next week is the first national conference to provide details on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. “Make no mistake, those attending this conference and the associated free workshop will have a major head start in learning about what will be required to comply -and […]

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