China’s Engagement with African Agriculture

August 20, 2014

China's developmental aid to Africa is impressive. Apart from construction, private companies heavily invest in agriculture, increasing the African market and trade opportunties with the rest of the world. But will Africa profit from these investments, and what are the downsides of the Chinese engagement?

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Insects Crawling Their Way Into 
Feed Regulation

Insects Crawling Their Way Into 
Feed Regulation

August 20, 2014 | Feed

Insects can be valuable ingredients in animal diets. In fact, they are a natural source of food for some animals. But the relevant current legislation must be reviewed to make sure this type of mini-livestock is able to be used in livestock feed.

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What Can a Control System Integrator Do for You?

What Can a Control System Integrator Do for You?

August 13, 2014 | Tech Talk | Bob Lowe

Think your multiple automation systems are out of control? Here's your answer! A control system integrator is a company that designs and implements sophisticated control systems for manufacturing, process and other industrial facilities. Using their knowledge of engineering, information technology...

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Soybeans Push Lower in the Overnight

Soybeans Push Lower in the Overnight

August 14, 2014 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

Grains are unchanged in the overnight session, with corn down a quarter cent, soybeans up a penny, and wheat up half a penny. Export sales were slightly weaker than analyst expectations for wheat this morning with only 338,700 metric tons sold compared to the 450,000 to 650,000 MT expected. Wheat sales were down 43 percent from the previous week. Corn sales were also light on the old crop with only 117,100 metric tons sold but performed well for new crop, booking 787,800 metric tons for...

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Magazine, June/July 2014

A Plan with a Purpose
Tim Belstra (left), chairman of Belstra Milling Co., Inc., and Mark Zuchowski, special projects manager. (Photo by Steve Davidson)

A Plan with a Purpose

June/July 2014 | Cover Story | Steve Davidson

A three-phase design plan modernized a northern Indiana feed mill to meet the region’s demand growth for the ‘next 20 years.’

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Brazil: Opportunities for Feed Investments

Brazil: Opportunities for Feed Investments

| Phil Stone

Brazil is on its way to overtake the USA as the world's largest producer of soy and is currently the second largest producer of beef. This makes this country an interesting place for agricultural 
investment 

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