When Feed, Grain and Farm Equipment published its first issue in 1961, the world was a very different place. John F. Kennedy was in the thick of the Civil Rights movement. Mainframe computer systems took up entire floors of office buildings and held less memory than a common Flash Drive. Instant communication was limited to telephones and telegraphs, and the primary form of written communication was made possible by a 4 cent postage stamp. Due to advancements in technology and medicine, the global population grew to around 3 billion.
Flash forward 50 years. President Barack Obama sits in Kennedy’s Oval Office. The population has more than doubled, text messages are preferred to “snail mail,” and more than likely your cell phone has replaced your PC. The world’s population has more than doubled — and is projected to continue to grow to 9 billion in another 50 years.
Time changes a lot, but it doesn’t change everything. For example, flipping through the first edition, I realized many of the equipment suppliers are still thriving and much of the equipment, albeit more advanced today, remains the same. And even though Feed, Grain and Farm Equipment changed its format, content and name a couple of times, the magazine’s mission has remained the same: To aid companies in improving their operations by providing leading-edge information.
In order to fulfill our mission to deliver the best in-depth industry coverage possible, Feed & Grain has launched a new website — one with more web-exclusive content, product information and enhanced multimedia features — tailored to the needs of our individual readers.
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A special thanks to all who have read and supported Feed & Grain for the last 50 years. Here’s to another 50.