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Leigh Wickersham

U.S. Standards for “Canola”

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Click here for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Notice stating that no changes are being made regarding the U.S Standards for “Canola” under the United  States Grain Standards Act, as amended, (USGSA). As background, on June 29, 2018, AMS published in the Federal Register a request for comment on “whether the current canola standards and grading practices needed to be amended.” After reviewing the eight (8) comments received, AMS determined no changes should be made at this time. This…

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American Commodities is growing; adds Kevin Brassington to the team

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 September 20, 2022  Amcom announces that Kevin Brassington is joining the Amcom team.  Kevin has had a 25 year career with ADM and Cofco-Agri running large crush and refinery assets across the world, in North America, South America, Europe and China.  In the challenging environment of explosive growth in supply and demand of food production and fuel consumption, the need for a seasoned professional has never been greater.  Kevin will complement the existing team at Amcom from our FLAT EARTH…

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Jack Davis the former President and CEO of Ventura Foods passed away on June 24.

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Jack Davis the former President and CEO of Ventura Foods passed away on June 24.  The 84 year old was iconic and legendary in his time to our industry. On a personal note, according to Andy Seagren, “Jack was a great leader and a big champion of the veg oils industry as a whole and of the NIOP in particular.   I am grateful to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him!”   Several others have…

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Fidelis New Energy adds three industry veterans from downstream and renewable industry majors

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Fidelis New Energy Expands its Clean Energy Logistics, Feedstock & Commercial Capabilities NEWS PROVIDED BY Fidelis New Energy, LLC  Mar 24, 2022, 17:58 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE Fidelis New Energy adds three industry veterans from downstream and renewable industry majors HOUSTON, March 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelis New Energy, LLC (“Fidelis”), a leading developer, investor, and operator of climate impact infrastructure, announced the addition of three industry veterans to lead its logistics, feedstock procurement, trading, and origination activities through the appointment of Greg…

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ISEO Shares Resources and the Latest Update with NIOP

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  The NIOP Technical Committee recently met and invited the President of ISEO, Kailee Tkacz Buller and Tom Tiffany, ADM & ISEO Technical Committee Chairman,m to join and share the latest they’ve been working on. President Buller provided a regulatory and legislative update.  Her Powerpoint Presentation is available here.                 One of the resources she reported on was the development of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) Resources Toolkit.  ISEO is sharing…

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AMCOM announces newest member of the team, Daniel Keefe

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American Commodities Brokerage Company is proud to announce our newest member of the team, Mr. Daniel Keefe  Effective September 27, 2021 and JUST IN TIME for the AFOA Conference in Nashville, Amcom is pleased to welcome Dan to our team.  Dan has experience in the Fats and Oils market in his career having worked at Tomen America (Chickasha) handling cottonseed oil, CBI Global (Cooperative Business International) who administered US government AID programs and cash trading in specialty grains and export…

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AMCOM & Flat Earth Risk Management Announce Partnership

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American Commodities Brokerage Company and Flat Earth Risk Management, LLC are pleased to announce their partnership  This new partnership will provide comprehensive expertise ranging from cash markets, risk management and market analytics to crop supply/demand and weather. Our combined proficiency will offer our clients the ability to manage their operating margin risks in commodity markets under one company and team. Our newfound collaboration will empower our clients in both decision making and resource management in all commodity cycles, and especially…

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Industry Jobs and Career Opportunities

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NIOP wants to help its members . . . when looking for new employees or when you have a job to be posted and shared. Help us “name” this new feature. Submit suggestions to leigh@niop.org Also, note: our first job opportunity has been posted on the website. Thank you Conagra for using your NIOP membership!

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