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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Weekly Cash Comments

May 29, 2015 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

It was another week lower in the grain futures markets as the prospects of another bumper crop this fall keep prices on the defensive. In the cash market, basis levels only showed modest improvement for soybeans, which gained 1-cent a bushel while corn basis was unchanged for the week.

For corn, basis levels were mostly flat with ethanol plants showing no real movement as a group. However, in Iowa there was some noticeable weakness in spot basis with numerous plants in the region posting 2 to...

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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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