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AAFCO to address feed safety, regulatory issues during upcoming meeting

  By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services Industry representatives will join federal and state regulatory officials to examine key animal feed safety and regulatory issues during the upcoming meeting of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) on Aug. 10-12 in Bellevue, Wash.   Feed regulatory officials from the Food and […]

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Registration open for September NGFA-KSU FSMA training

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services Registration is open for the NGFA-Kansas State University Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training course scheduled for Sept. 26-28 in Manhattan, Kan. This course is targeted for businesses that need to comply with FDA’s rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls […]

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CONVEY17 covers top industry issues

By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media “Do you have your organization set up to be successful with a completely different demographic?” asked CGB’s human resources leader in a keynote address to more than 150 grain and feed facility managers and employees in Kansas City, Mo., last week. Mark Berry, vice president of […]

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NGFA, NAEGA submit trade comments outlining NAFTA priorities

By Max Fisher, Director of Economics and Government Relations NGFA and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) submitted joint statements this week regarding the performance of free trade agreements and the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In response to a solicitation for comments by the Office of the U.S. Trade […]

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CSX CEO blames severe service disruptions on resistant company employees

By Randy Gordon, NGFA President CSX President and Chief Executive Officer E. Hunter Harrison put the onus on recalcitrant company employees who have “push(ed) back” against implementation of his scheduled railroad model for the rapid decline in rail service provided by the carrier. The NGFA and several of its member companies were among those voicing […]

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What’s required in FDA’s FSMA food transportation rule?

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services As mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 6, 2016 published final regulations that establish requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers engaged in the transportation of human and animal food by truck or rail to […]

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NGFA and Grain Journal introduce Convey ’17 – a new operations and regulatory compliance conference

Registration is open for the NGFA’s and Grain Journal magazine’s Convey 2017, a newly redesigned and rebranded 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, will focus annually on key regulatory compliance, safety and operational issues that are vital […]

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Updated NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration booklet available

The NGFA has published a new, updated version of its popular Trade Rules and Arbitration Rules booklet that is available now for purchase. The new booklet includes the latest changes ratified by the membership during the March convention. View the Trade Rules, Arbitration Rules, Rail Arbitration Rules and Bylaws changes here. These changes already are […]

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FDA issues new FSMA fact sheet on sanitary food transport rule

By David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new fact sheet for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related final rule for sanitary transportation of food for humans and animals. The updated fact sheet reiterates the agency’s previously stated intent to use an “educate before […]

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Congressional update: Perdue confirmation; new executive order; and waterways conference

By Bobby Frederick, Director of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Sonny Perdue, a strong proponent of agricultural trade, is finally at the Trump administration’s table as secretary of agriculture and there’s a path for Robert Lighthizer to join him as U.S. trade representative in the coming days. Now, the biggest current question in Washington this […]

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