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NGFA, NAEGA commend Secretary of Agriculture Perdue for relocating FGIS to AMS

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 – The nation’s two preeminent grain trade associations whose member companies directly utilize and fund services provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) today commended Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for relocating the agency to the department’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Perdue announced the action earlier […]

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NGFA, Ag Transportation Working Group, urge STB to hold CSXT accountable for service failures

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2017 – The Agricultural Transportation Working Group – a diverse network of national farm, commodity group and agribusiness organizations, including the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) – called upon the Surface Transportation Board (STB) today to aggressively continue its efforts to examine the underlying reasons for the precipitous, deteriorating rail service […]

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NGFA commends FDA for delaying animal food facility inspections under FSMA

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 — The NGFA today commended the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its decision to delay until the fall of 2018 inspections of the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls requirements implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Director Dr. Steve Solomon on Aug. […]

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NGFA, NAEGA outline trade priorities for Trump administration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) submitted a joint statement to the Trump administration this week regarding the performance of free trade agreements. In response to a solicitation for comments from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. […]

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NGFA: Invest now in nation’s transportation infrastructure or fall farther behind

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 — The United States needs to make more strategic, significant and predictable investments in the U.S. transportation infrastructure or risk having U.S. agriculture lose its competitive export advantage to foreign countries, the National Grain and Feed Association told Congress today. “Over the last decade, I have witnessed an alarming decline in […]

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NGFA, NAEGA urge preserving NAFTA benefits for food and ag sector

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today urged the Trump administration to preserve the considerable benefits the U.S. food and agriculture sector has gained as it begins the process of negotiating a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). […]

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NGFA: Resolution of sugar dispute with Mexico sets positive tone for NAFTA talks

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended U.S. and Mexican negotiators for reaching an agreement in principle addressing U.S. imports of Mexican sugar, saying that once finalized it will help remove a significant trade irritant as all-important negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement begin […]

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NGFA supports effort to update truck weight limits

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recently joined in signing a letter to Congress supporting a pilot program designed to obtain information on the safety and environmental benefits of increasing the maximum commercial truck weight on interstate highways.   In the letter sent to leaders of the House Appropriations […]

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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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