Steven Kilger started at Feed & Grain as an editorial intern in April 2013. He was promoted to the assistant editor in June 2013. His duties include, crafting the thrice-weekly news letter "Industry Watch", the weekly blog "Views on the News," updating the online-buyer's guide, as well as writing and editing for Feed & Grain's printed issue. Steven graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a degree in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing and Editing.
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The Hebei province, China, inked 20 separate deals with Iowa companies, for an estimated total of $1 billion. This continues the Hebei province’s long standing relationship with Iowa that stretches back to 1983.
It will be up to individual facilities to prepare themselves to avoid getting hit. But luckily, no one is alone in this fight; there are associations, academics and others working to help them off the tracks.
After more than a few fairly good years for crop producers, 2014 is shaping up as a year where farmers are going to need to spend a little more time sharpening their pencils, a little more time sharing a cup of coffee with those that help them market their crops and maybe not looking at as...