Elise Schafer

Elise Schafer

Editor

Elise Schafer has served as Feed & Grain's editor since May 2013. Prior to that, she served as assistant editor from 2008 to 2009 and associate editor since 2010. During her time with Cygnus Business Media, Schafer worked on other B2B publications including Maintenance Supplies, Campus Facility Maintenance and Food Logistics. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in print journalism.

Articles by Elise Schafer

Preparation 101: The Pillars of Safety

January 30, 2014 | Feature

It's often said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Perhaps in the grain industry a better analogy is a kernel of prevention is worth a bushel of cure, but however you look at it, safety experts and emergency responders close to the grain industry couldn't agree more.

Preparing...

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Will Spring Ever Arrive?

Will Spring Ever Arrive?

January 30, 2014 | Editors Note

On March 7, the NOAA’s National Weather Service reported “above normal” to “much above normal” spring flood risk throughout northwest Illinois along the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. The risk is also above normal along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, IA, downstream to Burlington, IA, as...

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FSMA Compliance: You’re Closer than You Think

FSMA Compliance: You’re Closer than You Think

January 30, 2014 | Editor's View

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...

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