Students Descend Upon Kentucky for Final Round in Alltech Young Scientist Competition
: (From left) Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition, presents awards to undergraduate winner Amanda Pesqueria for her study on compounds involved in fescue toxicosis syndrome in cows through the use of an advanced testing system and graduate winner Nimesha Fernando for her examination of how high levels of CO2 in the environment affect the growth of grain, with Dr.

Students Descend Upon Kentucky for Final Round in Alltech Young Scientist Competition

April 15, 2014

Registrants for the annual competition were asked to join Alltech in the pursuit of natural solutions to animal health, plant technology, environmental sciences and biotechnology-related challenges. Out of more than 8,500 registrations for the competition, these eight students received the top prize in the undergraduate or graduate division in their region and an all expense paid trip to compete in the finals:

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USDA Reports Corn Plantings at 3%

April 15, 2014 | Grain | Commerce

With southern states able to get more fields planted than their Midwestern counterparts the overall progress on sowing corn is up 1% from the 2013, which was greatly hindered by foul weather that delayed the start to the spring crop season and resulted in a late harvest for US farmers.

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Ag Growth International Announces New Catalog App

Ag Growth International Announces New Catalog App

April 15, 2014

The app mirrors the AGI website, offering complete product lines in one centralized place where users can search any product information, photos, specs or manuals. The user friendly interface and sleek design makes it easy to use and accessible on-the-go.

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Succession Planning: Who Will Lead Tomorrow's Grain Industry?

Succession Planning: Who Will Lead Tomorrow’s Grain Industry?

March 06, 2014 | Mace Thornton

In the grain industry, due to its higher-than-average demographic of men in leadership positions, with most carrying the traditional baby-boomer trait of working at one place for the bulk of their careers, the issue of succession planning takes on even greater importance, according to Mike Koenecke, HR recruiter/talent management, Ag Partners LLC.

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FSMA Compliance: You’re Closer than You Think

FSMA Compliance: You’re Closer than You Think

March 06, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

Perhaps the most frustrating hurdle the FSMA presents is the fact that unlike USDA’s GIPSA or APHIS inspectors, many FDA inspectors have little or no grain industry background. They’re used to inspecting food plants where you can “literally eat off of the floor,” Mosher said. “Your facility is never going to look like that, but cleanliness is an indicator of grain quality. Especially be careful to clean up pest’s droppings.”

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Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity with Portable Feed Analysis

October November 2013 | Online Exclusive | William D. Grube

The feed manufacturing business has become increasingly challenging as manufacturers are squeezed between the volatility of the grain commodities market and the relative inflexibility of international food pricing. Feed manufacturers are under increased pressure to produce consistently high-quality feed at a cost that allows them to remain solvent in the face of increased ingredient prices. 

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