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Trade and infrastructure top concerns for NGFA members at 121st Annual Convention

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 21, 2017 – More than 650 National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) members gathered in New Orleans this week for the NGFA’s 121st Annual Convention, where they discussed and debated industry priorities on trade, infrastructure and farm policy. NGFA Chairman John Heck, senior vice president of Scoular in Omaha, Neb., told […]

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Ag groups conduct ‘substantive, productive’ meeting with Trump administration on trade

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting yesterday focused on the importance of continued growth of U.S. food and agriculture exports. The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from […]

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NGFA supports STB proposal requiring railroads to make information available online

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2017 – The NGFA supported the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) proposal to require Class I railroads to post and make available common carrier tariff rates and service terms for agricultural products and fertilizer on their respective websites in a statement submitted to the agency on Feb. 21. The STB proposed the […]

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NGFA, food and agriculture groups, ready to work with President Trump on expanding Asia-Pacific trade

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), with a total of 87 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector, sent President Donald Trump a letter this week expressing eagerness to work with his administration to expand access to markets in the Asia-Pacific region. “Reducing and eliminating tariffs and […]

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Food and ag organizations ready to work with President Trump to modernize NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017 – A total of 133 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector, which supports more than 15 million jobs nationally, sent President Donald J. Trump a letter this week expressing their eagerness to work with his Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while preserving and […]

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NGFA commends President-elect Trump for ‘outstanding’ choice of Sonny Perdue as next secretary of agriculture

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended President-elect Donald J. Trump on his “outstanding” choice of former two-term Georgia Gov. George E. (Sonny) Perdue III to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture. In making the nomination, Trump forecast that Perdue would “accomplish great things” at the U.S. […]

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NGFA emphasizes importance of engaging with trading partners as USDA proposes new biotech regulatory review policies

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2017 — In response to today’s release of proposals regarding the U.S. government’s pre-market regulatory oversight of genetically engineered plants, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) emphasized the importance of working to achieve consistent regulatory policies globally for products of the latest plant breeding methods to avoid costly disruptions in […]

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NGFA urges STB to focus on providing grain shippers a workable procedure to challenge unreasonable rail rates

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 — The NGFA earlier this month urged the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) to refocus its efforts on creating a workable procedure that grain and agricultural shippers can use to challenge freight rail rates they believe are unreasonable. The Association submitted its statement in response to the STB’s advance notice of […]

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Grain groups fault update to biotech regulatory framework for giving ‘short shrift’ to marketability, trade-disruption issues

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 – The latest attempt at updating the federal government’s coordinated biotechnology regulatory framework fails to adequately consider and address the importance of implementing strategies to avoid trade disruptions that result when biotech-enhanced products deregulated and approved for cultivation in the United States become present in shipments to important U.S. export markets […]

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NGFA to host nation’s largest gathering of country elevator personnel for the 45th year

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2016 — The National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) 45th annual Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show, the single largest gathering of country elevator personnel, will feature expert insights into biotechnology, the agricultural economy, and generational differences in the workforce, as well as a variety of educational sessions geared toward facility operations, […]

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