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Newsletter Archives 2012

December 21, 2012

  • The Importance of Grains Reflected in New Guidance for School Meals
  • NAMA, Grain Chain Submit DGAC Nominations
  • FSMA Biannual Registration Date Extended

December 7, 2012

  • Report Released advocating the benefits of food aid monetization
  • Final report issued on GM/conventional/organic coexistence; Miller concerns about grain functionality highlighted
  • Canada passes new food safety law
  • Wheat Belly author appears on the Dr. Oz Show in advance of release of new cookbook
  • Will producers get a Farm Bill before Christmas?
  • Edging closer to the Fiscal Cliff

November 28, 2012

  • Congress Returns to a Long “To-Do” List in a Short Amount of Time
  • FDA Food-Facility Registration Program Starts After Three-Week Delay
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 Process Begins
  • California’s Biotech-Labeling Initiative Fails at Ballor Box but Issue Isn’t Going Away

October 15, 2012

  • Rock Center Airs Gluten Free Story
  • FDA Registration Renewal Delayed
  • NAMA’s Methyl Bromide Exemption Recommended for 2014
  • UN Revises Global Hunger Number Downward
  • NAMA Presentation Supports US/Canada Food Safety Harmonization

September 28, 2012

  • Food Safety Overhaul in Store for Canada
  • School Working to Meet New Meal Standards
  • Technical Committee Meeting a Huge Success

September 20, 2012

  • Congress Fails to Act on Fiscal Issues and the Farm Bill, Affecting Foreign Market Development (FMD) and Market Access Program (MAP) for 2013
  • New Grain Foods Foundation Leader Begins Work
  • The Grain Chain Provides Helpful Perspective in Nutrition Discussions
  • Commodity Prices and Global Food Security

NAMA News July 27, 2012

  • 2nd Annual Summer Intern Public Policy Experience Attendance Grows 50%
  • Congressional Hearings Highlight Need for Fumigants in Food and Ag Sector
  • NAMA Members Tentatively Approved for 2014 Methyl Bromide Access

NAMA News July 13, 2012

  • Christine Cochran New Grain Foods Foundation Leader
  • House Farm Bill Proposes Conservation Reserve Program Amendments
  • Members of Congress address Methyl Bromide Access Concerns
  • Canada Works toward Modernization of Food Safety Laws
  • Cargo Preference on Food Aid Unexpectedly Rolled Back in Transportation Bill
  • SWQL Seeks Research Molecular Biologist

NAMA News June 29, 2012

  • Senate Approves Farm bill
  • House Farm bill Activity
  • Food Bloggers Go on a “Wheat Safari”

NAMA News June 18, 2012

  • NAMA Response to Proposed Wheat Standard is Mixed
  • NAMA Urges House to Include Research Foundation in Farm Bill
  • House Panel Approves Ag Funding Bill
  • Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins
  • Californians to Vote on Biotech Food Labeling
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Plan to Improve Nation’s Health
  • Two Flour Millers Continents Apart Sit in Same Chair

NAMA News May 18, 2012

  • NAMA Asks CFTC to Seek Public Comments on Expanded Trading Hours
  • NAMA & IAOM to Develop Manual on Integrated Pest Management
  • “Weight of the Nation” Film Series Blames Society for Obesity Epidemic
  • IFIC 2012 Survey: Most Americans Support Existing Food Biotech Labeling Rules

NAMA News – May 4, 2012

  • Waters Elected Chair of the K-State Grain Science and Industry Advisory Council
  • EPA Delays Action on Sulfuryl Fluoride
  • Attempts at New User Fee Thwarted for Now
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 2013 Ag Funding Bill
  • Senate Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill
  • Petition to Fortify Corn Masa Flour with Folic Acid Filed with FDA
  • NAMA Team Observes Use of New Grain Product in Response to Drought in Africa
  • NAMA Team Explores Container Shipments in Africa
  • Material Motion joins NAMA as an Associate Member

NAMA News – March 15, 2012

  • NAMA members urge Congress to continue long-term investment in wheat research
  • Plans to send North Korea food aid suspended
  • NAMA sending two missions to Africa to promote food aid products
  • FTC backs off food advertising restrictions harmful to grain consumption
  • New NAMA Board representation for ADM and Miller Milling
  • NAMA soft wheat crop panel forecasts a drop in the soft wheat crop
  • NAMA president recognizes outgoing Division chairmen at 2012 Division Meeting
  • NAMA seats new Division chairs
  • NAMA members meet Fran Churchill, NAMA Instructor of Milling
  • NAMA Board members invited to attend Leadership Meeting
  • Registration is open for the Corn Dry Milling Conference
  • NAMA President visits member mills in Ohio
  • Oregon State’s Agricultural Dean chosen to head NIFA
  • Glencore to acquire Viterra
  • NAMA members at Milner Milling/PFM promoted
  • Meeting calendar
  • Where to go for more information – NAMA Staff & Issues

February 12, 2012

  • NAMA urges Congress to reject food safety fees
  • President’s proposal for FY13 includes increase for grain crops research
  • Changes for food aid in President’s FY13 budget
  • NAMA releases fourth quarter flour production report
  • Changes for the Grain Foods Foundation
  • Nisshin Flour Milling to acquire Miller Milling
  • Wheat Quality Council elects a miller as Chair
  • New NAMA Board representative for PepsiCo/Quaker Oats
  • NAMA hires k+m for communications overhaul
  • Meeting calendar
  • Where to go for more information – NAMA Staff & Issues

January 2012

  • USDA school meals standards highlight benefits of whole grains
  • Experienced miller named NAMA Instructor of Milling at K-State
  • NAMA urges administration to reject food safety fees
  • NAMA members attend a USDA Crop Report Lockup
  • FDA food safety rules to be released soon
  • Codex Alimentarius seeks data on DON in grains
  • Ag Secretary announces plans to streamline USDA operations
  • White House calls for trade agency consolidation
  • CORE scientist heads to the private sector
  • Cousin to head World Food Program
  • NAMA in the news
  • Get answers to critical questions and more at the 2012 Division Meetings
  • Save the date – July 24-25 Intern Public Policy Experience
  • NAMA welcomes Nationwide Agribusiness as an Associate Member
  • Former NAMA Board member Fred Luckey retires
  • In memory of Boyd Drum, Midstate Mills
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