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NGFA calls USDA's proposed rules for regulating biotech 'fundamentally flawed'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new proposed rule for regulating plant-based agricultural biotechnology products, as drafted, is “fundamentally flawed” and could contribute to future trade disruptions, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and several other grain- and oilseed-based agribusiness associations said in a joint statement submitted on Aug. 6. 
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NGFA recommends further improvements to grain inspection system

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) recommended several policy improvements that would “create a more reliable, competitive and cost-effective official grain inspection and weighing system” during a July 31 Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). 
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Poland's Cedrob adds feed mill in Ligota Dolna

New feed mill will push company’ annual feed output beyond 1 million metric tons
Polish poultry and pork company Cedrob built a new feed mill in Ligota Dolna, which will enable the company to increase its feed production capacity by 30,000 metric tons per month and push its annual feed output to beyond 1 million metric tons annually.
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Bratney Companies partners with F.H. Schule Mühlenbau on specialty milling

Bratney Companies and F.H. Schule Mühlenbau (Member of the Kahl Group) announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will include joint distributorship, sales and promotional efforts for new and existing milling plants in the United States. This agreement is an opportunity for both companies to combine their expertise, resources and experiences to achieve their shared philosophy of customer satisfaction.
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ADM, Cargill agree to trade grain elevators

ADM to buy Cargill facilities in Indiana, while Cargill will buy ADM facilities in Illinois
U.S.-based grain companies Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have agreed to a deal to trade some of their grain elevators in the Midwest.
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AFIA, FASS announce 2019 New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition winner

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) are pleased to announce Jerry Spears, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University as the winner of the 2019 AFIA-FASS New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award. Spears received the award during the opening session of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on July 8.
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Can feed additives control ASF?

Researchers find additives solutions successful in fight against swine viruses
Pipestone Veterinary Services' Scott Dee examines feed additive solutions for fighting swine viruses in effort to control ASF.
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Fane Valley acquires Smyths Daleside Animal Feeds

Deal will allow Northern Ireland cooperative to expand animal feed products and services
Northern Ireland-based cooperative, Fane Valley, has announced it has agreed to acquire Robert Smyth & Sons Ltd. of the Republic of Ireland, in a deal that includes the latter’s animal feed business.
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