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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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Sarah Gonzalez to Become NGFA’s New Director of Communications and Digital Media

The NGFA is extremely pleased to announce that Sarah Gonzalez, currently associate editor at the widely respected agricultural news organization, Agri-Pulse, will become the Association’s new director of communications and digital media, effective Aug. 24. Gonzalez, a native of Elburn, Ill., was hired by Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant to operate the news organization’s Washington bureau […]

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Profile: Risk Management Committee

Editor’s note: NGFA relies heavily on its 18 active committees and councils to address significant issues related to public policy and industry business.  As such, NGFA has launched a series of profiles looking at the committees, their priorities and leadership to keep members up-to-date on current issues. A new committee will be featured each month […]

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Board of Directors Members Elected; Executive Committee Re-Elected

NGFA members re-elected Gary Beachner, president and chief executive officer of Beachner Grain Inc. in Parsons, Kan., as the association’s industry chairman during the 119th annual convention conducted March 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas. Beachner is the 65th industry leader to serve at the helm of the NGFA. He also serves on the NGFA’s Board […]

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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 Presents Membership Recruitment Prizes

At its recent annual convention, NGFA recognized membership recruiters’ contributions to the association’s growth and success. Winners and their prizes were: Individual Competition Matt Reiners, POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, S.D. Prize: “Mountain Meanderings,” Airfare for two and two nights lodging at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Nev. Greg Konsor, Gavilon Grain, Omaha, Neb. Prize: […]

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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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Canadian View on Trade, Transportation Added to Annual Convention Agenda

Trade will take a key position at NGFA’s upcoming 119th annual convention March 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to already scheduled presentations, NGFA recently added Canadian Embassy Minister for Economic Affairs Gilles Gauthier as a speaker. Gauthier will provide his thoughts on: Future prospects for key agriculture policy and economic concerns; Canada’s leadership […]

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