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Fall 2018 Kansas Grain and Feed Association 816 SW Tyler Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 234-0461 ksgrainandfeed.org ASSOCIATION STAFF Ron Seeber President & CEO Randy Stookey Senior Vice President General Counsel Staci Storey Vice President Chief Financial Officer Shahira Stafford Vice President Government Affairs Shari Bennett Vice President Event Planning Samantha Tenpenny Director of Member Services Lisa Anschutz Senior Director of Internal Operations Mitzi Dodds Executive Administrative Professional Trae Green Director of Communications and Marketing

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President’s Letter We’re Thankful for the Gifts You Provide Us Why Ag Must Fight for 5G The Need for High-Speed Telecommunications Industry News Updates on Issues Affecting You Thank You Donors Scholarship Auction Raises Nearly $14,000 We Didn’t Just Survive, We Thrived The 33rd Kansas Agri Business Expo

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glen Hofbauer Chairman Bob Tempel Vice Chairman Deb Miller Second Vice Chair Pete Goetzmann Immediate Past Chairman Gary Beachner Ted Behring Brad Cowan Brent Emch Andrew Fullerton Jeremy Girard David Helfrich James Jirak Dub Johnson Ryan McCoy Mark Paul Clark Wenger 2

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Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders 2019 Class Announced Safety Tips and Reminders Legislative Action Day Agribusiness Day at the Statehouse KARB Update Where Your Funds Are Going Grain Grading Schools We’re Travelling the State to Teach Grain Grading

Why Ag Must to Fight for 5G The Need for High-Speed Telecommunications

We Didn’t Just Survive, We Thrived The 33rd Kansas Agri Business Expo

The Kansas Grain and Feed Report is published quarterly for the members, friends and affiliates of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Email contributions to KGFA, Attention: Trae Green, trae@kansasag.org. The KGFA team welcomes your comments, contributions and suggestions. Annual subscriptions for members can be purchased for $25. © 2018 KGFA. View each newsletter online at ksgrainandfeed. org/printnewsletters.


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We’re Thankful for the Gifts You Provide Us

Ronald Seeber President & CEO

Dear KGFA Members Reflecting on my first year on the job as President and CEO of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, I have to say without any hesitancy I feel truly blessed. I have the privilege of serving honorable members in a noble profession. Also, let’s face it, without our industry and agriculture in general, the human race would not exist. That is a pretty lofty mission as well. When you think about it, it is fascinating and frustrating how much our fickle human race takes for granted the gifts the agriculture industry provides to ensure their survival. Rather, first-world humans tend to focus on the woes of the Kardashians, whether their pancakes are GMO free or if their underwear is made from organic fibers. The folks in agribusiness - through an honest day’s work and long hours provide a safe, affordable, nutritious food

in everyone’s stomachs, clothes on their backs and the time to care about such frivolities such as J-Lo’s latest boyfriend. We just do our job, watch the weather, provide an invaluable service to our customers, scratch our heads at politicians and thank the Lord for His blessings. As we wrap up this year, be proud of what you do to feed, clothe and provide stability. If it weren’t for you - as pioneers of agribusiness - the poor Kardashianloving, organic cotton-wearing citizens would be nothing but hungry, cold and sober whiners. Merry Christmas and have an incredible new year!

Ronald Seeber President and CEO

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Why Ag Must Fight for Agriculture is a business—we operate with the same issues of profit and loss as any other business, but with the additional challenges of weather, drought and the care and health of livestock. As is the case with many other businesses, the efficiencies brought to us through the use of technology have altered the ways in which we operate, improving profitability. “Smart agriculture,” or “smart ag,” as it is commonly known, is one of the most significant technological developments that has benefited agriculture. The term generally refers to data collection devices that rely on

5G broadband connectivity to deliver information to farmers, ranchers and researchers. Smart ag devices take on a variety of forms. Ranchers use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones, to monitor grazing herds, which can provide an early alert if livestock are sick or lost. Researchers use drones to examine test fields for plant vitality, using cameras that can capture key indicators that show crop health. Soil sensors can relay data showing which parts of a field need additional irrigation, allowing for a targeted application— Continued on Page 6

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INDUSTRY NEWS Food Safety Modernization Act - Biennial Registration The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires Biennial Registration for Food Facilities. FSMA requires the Bioterrorism Act registration to be renewed between the months of October and December of even-numbered years. With 2018 falling into that category, each facility must re-register between October and December of this year. This registration is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

and applies to domestic and foreign manufacturers, processors, packers or holders of food for human or animal consumption. Types of food companies required to re-register include grain-handling, feed manufacturing, grain processing, biofuels manufacturers, export facilities and a wide array of other domestic and foreign facilities that store, manufacture or process commodities used as food or feed

in the United States. Food producers and manufacturers have long been required to register with the FDA. There is no fee to register or renew the registration of a food facility, and facilities can register online by visiting: https://www.fda.gov/ Food/GuidanceRegulation/ FoodFacilityRegistration.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS Welcome New Members Thanks to the reputation of our membership and industry, KGFA continues to grow and provide useful products and services for the grain handling industry. Please welcome:

Razor Tracking Inc.

Skinner Tank Company

White-Energy

Lakeview Trading & Consulting

EMW Industrial Inc.

The Andersons

Hope, North Dakota

Plano, Texas

St. Joseph, Missouri

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Parkview, Missouri

Colwich, Kansas

Kansas Drug Testing Inc. Topeka, Kansas

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Tests resulted in download speeds of less than 5 Megabits per second.

saving water and preventing over- or under-watering. Smart ag devices depend on broadband connectivity to carry data from the field to the farmers, ranchers and researchers, so that they can assess the data and determine what action to take. Without reliable broadband connections, smart ag technologies cannot do their job: these advanced devices are only as good as the networks that support them. Unfortunately, the kind of high quality broadband connectivity that these devices require is not widely available in many rural areas. This is why 5G is critical to the industry. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology, leading to quicker downloads and a more powerful network. As smart ag devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) technologies continue to proliferate, high-speed 5G networks with the capacity to handle vast numbers of connected devices will become even more essential in rural areas. In an effort to fight for service providers to supply improved highspeed coverage for rural Kansas,

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Kansas Farm Bureau challenged the legitimacy of coverage maps from various cellular carriers. Farm Bureau encouraged its membership to conduct more than 6,000 tests – 2,600 of which met the required Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines including samples outside a building or vehicle, no-Wi-Fi usage, location enabled and manually initiated. The results of the tests put Kansas’ lack of cell phone coverage on the FCC’s radar as nearly 1,600 results reported download speeds of less than 5 Megabits per second – well below the threshold of adequate service. Supporting not only 5G, but higher speeds overall, makes sense for Kansas—particularly in the rural areas that grow the crops and raise the livestock that feeds not only America, but also the world.


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Scholarship Auction Agribusiness Raises Nearly $14,000 in Scholarship Funds An annual tradition at the Kansas Agri Business Expo, the scholarship auction raises money for the scholarship programs of Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association. This year, Purple Wave Auction Services, Brian Rosenhagen and Darrin Cox of Fairbank Equipment and Mike Beam of Kansas Livestock Association auctioned off 23 items with all proceeds going toward helping high school and college students pursue higher education in agriculture. Thank you to everyone who donated and purchased an item.

Donors are listed below: - Beachner Grain - Cobank - CoMark Equity Alliance - Corteva - Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC - Harveyville Seed Co., Inc. - Hoffman, Inc. - Simplot - John Deere CAD Dealers - Kansas Corn - Kansas Grain Inspection Service - Kansas Soybean Commission - Korol Financial Group, LLC - KSU Wheat State Agronomy Club - Midwest Management Solutions - Norwood Contracting LLC - Offerle Coop

- Innvictis Crop Care - Pinnacle Agriculture - PlainJans - Team Marketing Alliance - WindRiver Grain - Kirkwood Kreations - Skyland Grain - Ward Laboratories

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WE TH An untimely ice storm pelted a large portion of the state on Monday, Nov. 12, delaying the completion of this year’s fall harvest another few weeks. With many acres of corn, sorghum and soybeans unreachable during the second week of November, the agribusiness industry once again converged on Wichita for the 33rd edition of the Kansas Agri Business Expo. All of Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s efforts leading up to this year’s show focused on showcasing agribusiness, while emphasizing that through all of the adversity facing the industry,

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agribusiness is not only surviving, it’s thriving under the pressure. More than 140 exhibitors piled booths into the 95,000 square-foot Century II Convention Center, showing off the newest and best products on the market serving the grain, feed, fertilizer, chemical and seed industry. Exhibitors spent most of Monday and Tuesday climbing atop their rigs to wipe away any traces of salt and sand grime accumulated during transport. After two full days of preparation, the booths were set up and ready for business by Tuesday night’s annual kick-off party, the final opportunity for everyone to take one large collective


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deep breath before the break-neck pace of the show began Wednesday morning. Also held in conjunction with the Kansas Agri Business Expo, this year’s 7B/4 and 1A recertification classes drew a large crowd to earn continuing education credits. Presentations were graciously given by: KSU Grain Science; M&M Specialty Services; KFSA; KU Fire and Rescue; Central States Fumigation & Services; Agrilead, Inc.; and Kansas Department of Agriculture. Just after Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s Board of Directors meeting at 10 a.m., Chairman Glen Hofbauer and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Chairman, Clark Pearson, teamed up to

slice the ceremonial ribbon, officially kicking off the 2018 edition of the largest tradeshow in the Midwest. Nearly 500 attendees flocked to the Tradeshow Floor to meet and network with this year’s exhibitors. Those who walked the floor weren’t just treated to seeing the best new products and technology in agribusiness, many exhibitors decorated their booths and created interactive games to portray this year’s theme of Surviving & Thriving. Curtis the Mentalist kept the crowd engaged with afternoon performances on both Wednesday and Thursday. Calling people on stage, Curtis seemed to break all rules of reality by reading people’s Continued on Page 12

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UNDERWRITER SPONSOR $20,000

Since 1947, KFSA has grown to become one of the largest insurance agencies in the state of Kansas. KFSA accomplished this by providing exceptional customer service and comprehensive insurance products and risk management. Whether it’s personal or business insurance, safety consulting or training, KFSA offer solutions that lessen your potential for loss and in turn increase overall profits.

FOUNDER SPONSOR

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

$7,500

PATRON SPONSORS $3,500

BNSF Railway Company Bunge North America Cargill Incorportated CoBank ACB Frisbie Construction Co., Inc. Hammel Scale Co. Inc. Industrial Maintenance Inc. McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Team Marketing Alliance

COMMODITY PARTNERS Kansas Corn Commission Kansas Soybean Commission Kansas Wheat Kansas Grain Sorghum

$5,000

BUILDER SPONSORS $2,000

Bartlett Grain Company Beachner Grain Inc. CHS Inc. First National Bank of Hutchinson Gavilon Grain, LLC Grain Craft Hannebaum Grain Co. Inc. INTL FCStone Irsik & Doll Feed Services, Inc. Korol Financial Group LLC Louis Dreyfus Company Morrill Elevator, Inc. Offerle Coop The Cooperative Finance Association The Scoular Company Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc.

TOMORROW’S AGRIBUSINESS LEADERS FOUNDER SPONSORS ADM AgMark LLC Beachner Grain Inc. Cargill Incorporated Frisbie Construction Co., Inc. KFSA Kansas Grain Inspection WindRiver Grain, L.L.C.

PATRON SPONSOR Team Marketing Alliance

BUILDER SPONSORS Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Comark Equity Alliance Cornerstone Ag LLC D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. INTL FCStone KC Supply Co Inc KFSA Nemaha County Coop The Ottawa Cooperative Assn.

DONOR SPONSORS $750

Ag Partners Cooperative Inc. Agri Trails Coop BarnesCo Inc. B-R-C Bearing Co., Inc. CCS Group, LLC Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Central Valley Ag Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Cloud County Coop Elevator Assn. Comark Equity Alliance Conestoga Energy Partners LLC Cornerstone Ag LLC D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. Farmers Coop Equity Co., Isabel Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester Farmers Union Merc. & Shpg. Assn., Stockton Frontier Ag, Inc. Gamet Manufacturing Inc HABCO, Inc. IBT Industrial Solutions INTRUST Bank, N.A. Kansas Cooperative Council KC Supply Co Inc Midway Coop Assn. Pride Ag Resources Rolfes @ Boone The Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Union Pacific Railroad Valley Coop, Inc. Wildcat Feeds LLC WindRiver Grain, L.L.C. Woofter Construction & Irrigation Inc.

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minds and performing a variety of illusion tricks. The Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders penny raffle held at Expo Central kept the interest of attendees who were hoping to win a limited edition Ruger American Farmer Tribute .22 rifle. As always, the industry came together to help its future workforce by donating and purchasing items from the scholarship auction. Attendees and exhibitors helped raise nearly $14,000 for high school and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. After the auction, everyone headed to the Chairmen’s Reception for a “Survivor” style meal and casino party. Everyone in attendance played their hands – and fake currency – at Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Roulette and slot machines late into the evening for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Bright and early Thursday morning numerous awards were handed out to the sponsors who help the associations so much throughout the year. Kansas Grain and Feed Association sponsors, KFSA, Kansas Grain Inspection Service and Kansas Soybean Commission who pledge above the Founder level of $7,500 were awarded recognition trophies by Hofbauer. Next, the 2018 class of Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders received their graduation trophies for completing all three sessions of the program. This intensive leadership program allows members to gain a first-hand look at how the government operates and regulates their industry at both the state and federal level. Rounding out the breakfast, former President Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael, captivated the crowd with an hour-long speech of a simpler time in the 1980s when his father was in the Oval Office. Reagan drew many parallels to the current events happening in politics and how the world needs to respond with strict compassion to help us heal and get through trying times. After his formal speech concluded, Reagan stayed past his contracted time and graciously spoke with and took pictures with anyone who asked. On the final day of the Expo, cash and prize drawings were awarded and exhibitors had one last chance to pitch business at interested attendees. Shortly after 4 o’clock, the floor was largely deconstructed and exhibitors were packing up before enjoying a relaxed Thursday evening party featuring dueling piano act Howl2Go. The piano group took requests for more than two hours and allowed everyone in attendance to figuratively put their hair down after a long week of proving agribusiness is in fact Surviving & Thriving. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2019 Kansas Agri Business Expo Nov. 20-21 at the world class Hyatt Hotel and Century II Convention Center.


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Kansas Grain and Feed Association is celebrating the retirements of two individuals who served important roles in the association for several decades. Although we’re sad to see them leave the KGFA family, we wish them and their families all the best in enjoying retirement.

Charl i e Swayze Charlie Swayze has been employed in the Coop system since 1961 and with Farmers Coop Equity (FCE) at Isabel since 1977. He has been instrumental in the growth and success of FCE. Swayze was a member of the first Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders class in 1998 and was a longtime volunteer on the KGFA’s legislative committee.

Al l e n Trower Allen Trower began working for the Kansas State Grain Inspection Department on August 10th, 1977 as a Sampler/ Weigher in the Topeka office. In April of 1988, Allen was offered and accepted the manager position in the Hutchinson service point taking on his new role in June of 1988. Allen was manager for 22 years from 1988 through 2010, continuing his work through the time of privatization in 1997. In 2010, Allen was offered and accepted the position of Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Kansas Grain Inspection Service.

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Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected to participate in the 2019 Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) program. These 10 members were chosen from a very wellqualified pool of applicants. They will participate in three sessions designed to improve the leadership skills of Kansas agribusiness men and women through increasing their understanding of the association’s mission and

Sarah DODGE

Sam HANNI

activities, teaching the state and federal legislative process, improving leadership and communication skills, and preparing members for possible public service through campaigns or public office. 2019 will mark the 22nd year of the TAL program, which is jointly coordinated with Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association.

Justin JENKINS

Lance STUDER

Amy VARNER

Ciera THURMAN

CoMark Equity Alliance

The DeLong Company Inc.

Team Marketing Alliance

The Ottawa Cooperative Association

Alexandra ERWIN

Nicholas KREHBIEL

Eric PRESTON

John RICKER JR.

BioKansas

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Kanza Cooperative Association

MFA Inc.

KFSA

ADM

KOCH Agronomic Services


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KEEPING YOU SAFE Published with permission from Grain Journal/Grainnet | Source: Joe Mlynek

Winter Weather Terms Winter weather is impacting many areas of the country. It is important to understand the different winter weather terms. These warnings, watches, and advisories are determined by the National Weather Service and communicated by local radio stations, television channels, and websites such as www.weather.com. Be familiar with the following winter weather related terms: - BLIZZARD WARNING: Issued for sustained or gusty winds of 35 mph or more, and falling or blowing snow creating visibilities at or below 1/4 mile; these conditions should persist for at least three hours. - WIND CHILL ADVISORY: Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be a significant inconvenience to life with prolonged exposure, and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to hazardous exposure (i.e. frostbite). - WIND CHILL WARNING: Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be hazardous to life within several minutes of exposure. - WINTER STORM WARNING: Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, blizzard conditions, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12-24 hours before the event is expected to begin. - WINTER STORM WATCH: Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life threatening situations. Several websites and mobile apps can provide email and text alerts. For a comprehensive list of websites that provide these types of alerts, please visit https://www.weather.gov/ subscribe.

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I am attending the lunch and meeting

I am attending the evening reception

Hotel Accommodations: Capitol Plaza Hotel, 800-579-7937, $99.00/night. Cutoff date is Jan. 4 Name Firm Mailing Address Phone

Email

My State Senator Is My State Representative Is Please return to: Association Office | 816 SW Tyler | Topeka, KS | 66612 Email: lisa@kansasag.org You may also register online at ksgrainandfeed.org or ksagretailers.org Legislative action day is a free event jointly-sponsored by the: Kansas Grain and Feed Association | Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association | Kansas Cooperative Council 16

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Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Program: Update In 2000, the Kansas Legislature passed the Agricultural approximately $341,617.06. The next KARB meeting will and Specialty Chemical Remediation Act which created be held on December 14, 2018, and the deadline to submit the Remediation Reimbursement Program and the Kansas new applications prior to that meeting was November 16, Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Fund 2018. (Reimbursement Fund). The Remediation Reimbursement In the summer of 2016, the Board amended a regulation Program provides financial reimbursement of expenses concerning which expenses are eligible for reimbursement. incurred while performing remediation activities for Beginning June 1, 2016, for all new applications to the agricultural chemical and fertilizer contamination, fund, expenses submitted for meals, lodging, mileage as ordered by the Kansas Department of Health and or other travel expenses will no longer be eligible for Environment (KDHE) for reimbursement from the fund. The KARB program has reimbursed properties enrolled in the Since 2009, applications to Voluntary Cleanup and the fund have exceeded the Property Redevelopment amount of money in the fund. Program or State Cooperative Therefore, a priority based since January 2002. Program. ranking system is utilized for Under the Remediation all applications received by Reimbursement Program, the commercial grain industry which each application is reviewed by KDHE and given and ag-chemical and fertilizer industry pay fees into the a priority score. Applications involving potential risk to Reimbursement Fund. The Board approves reimbursement human health and safety are scored higher. Applications of qualifying expenses submitted by applicants to the fund are reimbursed in priority order based on their priority up to $200,000 per site. The Reimbursement Program score. The current amount of outstanding reimbursement is administered by the Kansas Agricultural Remediation requests to the fund is approximately $555,000.00. Board (KARB). During its September 14, 2018 meeting, the Board reimbursed thirty-eight (38) applicants a total of

$19,767,111.18

Total reimbursements from 2013-18 2018 (through Sept. 14, 2018)

2015​

80 Total Reimbursements – $875,133.89 17 Combination – $293,835.37 62 Nitrates – $571,253.74 1 Carbon Tet – $10,044.78

4​ 3 Total Reimbursements – $​1,031,013.48​ ​32​ Nitrate – $​798,501.22 ​4​Pesticide & Nitrate – $​69,570.48 ​7​ Combination – $​162,941.78

2017

2014

72 Total Reimbursements – $1,349,811.78 52​Nitrate – $1,064,509.03 14 Combination – $162,470.39 3 Pesticide – $73,889.61 3 Carbon Tet – $48,942.75

58 Total Reimbursements – $995,063.36 51 Nitrate – $924,618.32 3 Pesticide – $60,279.12 1 Pesticide & Nitrate – $3,981.95 3 Combination – $6,183.97

2016

2013

66 Total Reimbursements – $1,205,051.12​ 59​Nitrate – $1,​176,500.14 ​6​Pesticide & Nitrate – $​11,001.18 1 Pesticide – $​17,549.80

65 Total Reimbursements – $1,245,493.99 58 Nitrate – $767,380.94 3 Pesticide and Nitrate – $99,351.24 4 Combination – $40,854.90 Fall 2018

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Investigators Copying Documents During FSMA Inspections Courtesy: AFIA When do federal investigators have the authority to copy manufacturing facilities’ documents or view their complaint files in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules? This is a question that the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) members often ask and a topic of discussion during a recent call AFIA held with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, which is the office responsible for governing inspections, compliance and enforcement actions. In short, the ORA officials indicated on the call that their investigators would request complaint files and then only make copies where they believe documentation is needed. During the FSMA rulemaking process, the FDA initially proposed a complaint file requirement, but withdrew that requirement in the final rule for animal food. AFIA advises that facilities should make a corporate policy determination beforehand for how they will handle requests to see complaint files and make copies. In brief, firms should be aware of their rights and responsibilities, as well as the FDA’s rights and responsibilities. If a facility’s policy calls for making food safety related complaints available to government investigators, it should maintain separate files of food safety related complaints and all other complaints (e.g., complaints regarding product quality or service). AFIA notes that firms that have provided the FDA with their facility’s complaint files where there are or were records or reports of sick or dead animals, have seen requests for more documentation. They have also been subject to rather “heavy-handed” meetings about the Reportable Food Registry (RFR) and questions on why they have not filed “reportable foods” as required by the RFR law. AFIA reminds firms that they are not required to share those files except in the fairly rare circumstance where the firm has filed a reportable food, in which case the FDA is entitled to those files. Similarly, if the FDA makes a written request for records under the Bioterrorism Act due to a finding of serious adverse health consequences or death in humans or animals in products related to a company’s products, facilities must provide those records within 24 hours. If a facility has implemented preventive controls, then it should be able to effectively demonstrate that it has properly investigated all food/feed/pet food safety complaints, factored any considerations of such complaints into its hazard analysis, and taken corrective actions, where necessary. As part of that demonstration, a firm MAY decide to share complaint files to establish that corrective actions, when needed, were taken. AFIA recommends that firms address this possibility as a matter of corporate policy before an inspection, as discussed above. This AFIA FSMA Update and legal memo are not intended to provide specific legal advice to member companies. Companies should consult their own legal and regulatory advisors, as appropriate, in determining corporate policies and in deciding how to proceed in specific situations. 18

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KANSAS GRAIN & FEED ASSOCIATION & KANSAS GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE PRESENT THEIR

89TH ANNUAL KANSAS GRAIN GRADING SCHOOLS

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KGFA Registration: $75 KGFA rate extended to KAEP & RMAA

Non-Member Fee: $100

Registration: 8:30AM - Program Begins: 9:00AM - Adjourn: 4:00PM 2019 Commodity Partners

February 19 Topeka Propane Marketers Association 540 NW Broad Street February 20 Wichita Sedgwick County Extension Education Center 700 W. 21st Street North February 21 Parsons Commercial Bank 1901 Main March 5 Colby City Limits Center 2227 S. Range Avenue March 6 Dodge City Knights of Columbus 800 W. Frontview Street March 7 Salina Vortex Valves 1725 Vortex Avenue

Thank you 2019 KGFA sponsors! UNDERWRITER: KFSA FOUNDER: Kansas Grain Inspection Service BENEFACTOR: ADM Companies, Watco Companies PATRON: BNSF Railway Company, Bunge North America, Cargill, Farmers Coop Equity Co., Frisbie Construction, Hammel Scale Co., Industrial Maintenance Inc., Korol Financial Group LLC, Louis Dreyfus Company, Union Pacific Railroad BUILDER: Bartlett Grain Co., Beachner Grain Inc., CHS, First National Bank of Hutchinson, Frontier Ag Inc., FCStone, Grain Craft. Hannebaum Grain Co. Inc., INTRUST Bank, Irsik & Doll Feed Services, Inc., McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Morrill Elevator, Inc., Offerle Coop Grain & Supply Co., Team Marketing Alliance, The Cooperative Finance Association, The Scoular Company, Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc. DONOR: BarnesCo Inc., CCS Group LLC, Central States Fumigation, Cline Wood Agency, Cloud County Coop Elevator Assn., CoMark Grain Marketing, LLC, Conestoga Energy Partners LLC, Cornerstone Ag LLC, CTECAG, D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc., Drake Inc., Ernest-Spencer, Gamet Mfg. Inc., HABCO, Highlands Livestock Services, Hooker Equity Exchange, Kansas Coop Council, KC Supply Co Inc., Midway Coop Assn., Nemaha County Cooperative, The Ottawa Cooperative Association, Pride Ag Resources, Rolfes at Boone, Valley Cooperatives, Inc., Wildcat Feeds LLC, WindRiver Grain LLC

The 2019 registration fee covers the cost of handout materials and other meeting expenses. Please Note: Lunch is on your own! Fall 2018 19 Certificates of attendance will be awarded by request to Lisa at lisa@kansasag.org


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Kansas Grain and Feed Association | Fall 2018 Editors Ron Seeber Randy Stookey Staci Storey Shahira Stafford Shari Bennett Samantha Tenpenny Mitzi Dodds Trae Green

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