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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 commends Senate for confirming Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended the U.S. Senate on its 87-11 vote confirming former two-term Georgia Gov. George E. (Sonny) Perdue III to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture. “Secretary Perdue’s expertise, considerable experience in production agriculture, agribusiness and state government, and his ability to […]

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NGFA outlines waterways infrastructure needs in letter to congressional appropriators

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 — A total of 22 agricultural producer and agribusiness organizations that participate in the Agricultural Transportation Working Group today sent a letter to House and Senate appropriators asking for continued funding support in fiscal year 2018 to rebuild the nation’s declining inland waterways infrastructure. “While the U.S. transportation infrastructure system long […]

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AFBF and NGFA urge Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary this week

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 – The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today joined in calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as the 31st secretary of agriculture this week before beginning a two-week spring recess on April 7. The Senate Agriculture Committee, in an overwhelming bipartisan […]

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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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