San Antonio, Texas – Tradiverse is a Platinum Sponsor of the National Grain & Feed Association annual convention taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas from Sunday March 15th to Tuesday March 17th, 2015.
The National Grain and Feed Association, founded in 1896, is a broad-based, non-profit trade association that represents and provides services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses. Its activities focus on enhancing the growth and economic performance of U.S. agriculture. Association activities are focused on providing services and advocating policies that enhance the climate for growth and economic performance of agriculture participating in a global marketplace.
The NGFA actively promotes a global free-market environment that produces an abundant, safe and high-quality supply of grain, feed, feed ingredients and other grain-based and oilseed-based products for consumers. The NGFA focuses on member interests through advocacy, representation, training, education and communication to members, the public and government.
NGFA member firms consist of more than 1,000 companies comprising about 6,000 facilities.
They handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds utilized in domestic and export markets and encompass all sectors of the industry. They represent a balance of small and large companies, including both privately owned and cooperative firms.
Members of the NGFA represent country elevators that provide storage, merchandising and farm supply services to farmer-customers. They represent feed mills that manufacture premixes and complete feeds for the livestock, poultry, aquaculture and pet food industries. They represent export elevators that merchandise and ship U.S. grains, oilseeds and processed commodities to foreign customers. They represent cash grain and feed merchandisers who buy and sell grains, oilseeds and grain products and commodity futures brokers and commission merchants who provide hedging services to grain buyers and sellers through the use of futures markets.
The members also represent end users of grain and grain products such as: grain processors and millers who process raw grain into myriad products—such as flour, corn meal and syrup, and soybean oil and meal—for human and animal consumption, and industrial uses; livestock and poultry integrators; and biofuels producers, who manufacture fuel ethanol and soy diesel, as well as coproduct ingredients for animal feed. Allied industries such as: banks, railroads, barge lines, grain exchanges, biotechnology providers, engineering and design/construction firms, insurance companies, computer/software firms, and other companies that supply goods and services to the grain and feed industry.