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National Grain and Feed Association is busy tracking the next round of COVID Response legislation and pursuing NGFA priorities (liability protection, tax incentives for front line workers, infrastructure, etc). On a parallel track the NGFA is also actively influencing two bills that have a chance of becoming law this year (Grain Standards Act Reauth and WRDA). Learn more about each piece of legislation and use the buttons below to tell Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act before it expires on Sept. 30, as well as share NGFA's waterways infrastructure priorities for the Water Resources Development Act. Urge Your...

Robert Lee “Bob” Read, former owner of Cherryvale Grain Co., Cherryvale, KS, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. Bob was born in Cherryvale, KS on February 26, 1926 to Lewis F and Luella Mae (Hugo) Read. Upon graduation from Cherryvale High School in 1944 he entered the U.S. Army. In 1946 he returned to Cherryvale and started working for Cherryvale Grain, which he purchased in 1959 and sold in 1995, retiring to Grove, OK. Read served as KGFA's chairman (president) from 1981-82. He married Eudora Fay Carson on March 14, 1947 in Cherryvale. To this union was born...

This week, Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive order No. 20-57, extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations. The rule is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2020 or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency extended by House Bill 2016 expires, whichever is earlier. In accordance with the FMCSA's declaration under Title 49 C.F.R. § 390.23(a)(l)(i), Title 49 C.F.R §§ 390-399 are hereby suspended for motor carriers and persons operating commercial vehicles actively participating in COVID-19 relief or restoration efforts, except that 49 C.F.R. §§ 392.2, 392.3, 392.80, and 392.82 remain...

This week, Governor Kelly issued Drought Declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order #20-54.  The declaration includes 74 out of 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. “Unfortunately, the majority of the state of Kansas has been considered in drought or abnormally dry conditions for the past several weeks, which has led to high risk of fire hazard,” said Governor Kelly. “This declaration will allow affected communities to access the water they need. I encourage Kansans to continue to be mindful of drought conditions, and work to minimize...

As announced on Monday, Governor Laura Kelly has signed Executive Order No. 20-52 requiring face masks to be worn in public. Each Kansas county has the authority to revoke the order. "Today I issued an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans wear a mask while in public spaces, and in places where one is unable to maintain social distancing of six feet," Kelly said. "Wearing a mask is the easiest, most basic step we can take to keep Kansans healthy and keep Kansas open for business." Effective 12:01 a.m., on Friday, July 3, 2020,...

This legislative session, Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) received input from its membership to improve infrastructure and business viability in rural communities. KGFA's government affairs team successfully lobbied for passage of the short line rail improvement fund's (SLRIF) inclusion into the Eisenhower Transportation Plan. This program will provide grant opportunities for short line railroads and shippers located on or adjacent to short line railroads operating in Kansas.  Your association is proud to work on your behalf and provide a positive return on your membership investment. The application and webinar registration for Kansas Department of Transportation's launch of...

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, Governor Laura Kelly issued a statewide mask mandate at her press conference this afternoon in Topeka. "Beginning 12:01 a.m., July 3, 2020 every Kansan in a public space must wear a mask," Kelly said. "This doesn't change where you can go or what you can do, but if you are around other people, you must wear a mask." "...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association sent a letter of support regarding reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act (USGSA) to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan). The act expires in September. "A properly functioning grain inspection system is critical, and we urge Congress to reauthorize the Grain Standards Act this year," the letter stated. "Despite the significant impacts of tariffs on exports, U.S. commodities have maintained some competitiveness in the international market in part thanks to the premium international buyers place on the U.S. grain inspection system." The letter went on to point out the importance of...

COURTESY National Grain and Feed AssociationThe National Grain and Feed Association represents and provides services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses. Consisting of more than 1,000 companies, NGFA members handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds utilized in domestic and export markets. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit late on Friday (June 19) denied the petition filed by two environmental groups to immediately ban the application of dicamba. The appellate court did not issue an explanation for its order, but indicated it wanted to hear more argument on BASF’s motion asking the three appellate court judges to...

The U.S. Department of Labor will host webinars in June to discuss how the Department is reducing regulatory burdens and making it easier to understand and comply with the law. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for workers, employers, and state and local governments to ask questions. WHAT:  OSHA Compliance Assistance Webinars WHEN:                 Agriculture Guest Speaker: Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT Register at Link Compliance Assistance Webinar 1  Manufacturing and Construction Guest Speaker: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt Thursday, June 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT Register at Link Compliance Assistance...

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