Proposed Merger Of Co-ops In South Dakota

May 28, 2015 | Feed | Grain | Commerce

Members of two South Dakota-based cooperatives are voting on whether to merge. Executives from South Dakota Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator say a merger will make the operation stronger and more competitive. Opponents worry what it will mean for farmers once the two cooperatives no longer have to compete for their business.

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Chart of Note: Colombia On Track To Again Fill Duty-Free Quota Before Year’s End
This chart illustrates that Colombia is importing a similar amount of U.S. corn in the first four months of this calendar year as compared to last year and will likely exhaust its duty-free quota soon. Courtesy of the U.S. Grains Council

Chart of Note: Colombia On Track To Again Fill Duty-Free Quota Before Year’s End

May 29, 2015 |

This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s Chart of Note illustrates that Colombia is importing a similar amount of U.S. corn in the first four months of this calendar year as compared to last year and will likely exhaust its duty-free quota soon. This is in stark contrast to just two years before when only 18,500 metric tons (728,000 bushels) of U.S. corn were imported by Colombia from January to April 30.

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Can exports lift soybeans?

May 29, 2015 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

In the overnight session the grains were mixed with corn up 2 1/2 cents soybeans down 1/2 a cent and wheat down 1 1/2 cents. The U.S. dollar is mostly unchanged with crude oil 74 cents higher. Rains are likely to continue in the southern plains over the next few days and then a drying trend is likely to take hold for the first part of June.

 

Yesterday, the weekly ethanol production numbers showed an increase in production by 11,000 barrels per day to 969,000 barrels per day. Stocks declined...

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Hola Havana

Hola Havana

April/May 2015 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

We’ve all seen the headlines across social media about the potential for Cuban Cigars to be legalized. That’s because in December 2014, President Obama said the U.S. would soon re-establish relations with Cuba nearly 55 years after the trade embargo was enacted

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Brush Up on Rail Safety

Brush Up on Rail Safety

April/May 2015 | From The Field | Harry Rupe

Industrial facilities that use rail as a part of their operation move railcars by a variety of motive power types. No matter what type of motive power is used, applicable rail operating safety rules and procedures should be followed. Applying up-to-date rules and procedures to rail operations will enhance employee safety and facility efficiencies. 

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Facility on the Go

Facility on the Go

April/May 2015 | Focus On | Steven Kilger

Having automated technology running operations in facilities has been an industry standard in the feed industry for years, and the grain industry is rapidly catching up. The advantages of the technology are numerous and evolving. Automation improves equipment life expectancy, employee safety and productivity, facility efficiency and ultimately profitability.  

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Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

April/May 2015 | Elise Schafer

Feed & Grain is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. Entries poured in from December 2014 until this February showcasing our readers’ ability to manage a record crop — some with limited access to rail or other shipping options. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! 

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