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August 08, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 254
August 05, 2013 | From the Field | Elise Schafer | Views: 218

Turning a Page

Feed & Grain is sold to American Farm Bureau Federation.

Feed & Grain has a new home. We’re now very proud to be part of a significant entity serving American agriculture — the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Few can appreciate managing change like you, our loyal Feed & Grain readers. In the more than two decades spent in the industry, I’ve...

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August 01, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 250

Corn Theft Case Tops this Weeks News

Corporate news dominates the rest of the list

Good news everyone! The August/September issue of Feed & Grain has been sent off to the presses. You can expect your issue in just a few weeks. For those who don’t get a physical copy of Feed & Grain, the digital edition will be on the website shortly.

This week’s top stories are…

  1. Second Man...
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July 26, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 205

Remember: Safety First

Last weeks' news dominated with grain bin deaths

Welcome to the second week of the new Views on the News. I hoped to have this recap done earlier in the week, but I've been busy getting the August/September issue of Feed & Grain ready for you, so this post will be straight to the point.

This week’s top stories are…

  1. Illinois Man Dies in Grain...
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July 24, 2013 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer | Views: 456

A Bittersweet Summer

Feed & Grain's new editor shares personal happiness, sorrow over recent tragedies.

A Bittersweet Summer

I recently celebrated my five-year anniversary as a full-time employee of Cygnus Business Media, Feed & Grain magazine's former parent company, and nearly simultaneously reached another milestone in my career: being named editor of Feed & Grain.

Over the past five years, I have worked for...

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July 23, 2013 | From the Field | Elise Schafer | Views: 244

Technology as a Service

Spotting a trend within the ag retail sector

Technology as a Service

At the recent Interconnectivity Conference, held June 26 and 27 in Altoona, IA, several important themes were discussed that will directly impact your business. While I am sure many of you are aware of these trends and needs, there were a few key aspects that need to be tied together.

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July 18, 2013 | Views on the News | | Views: 176

Introducing the New Views on the News

Steven Kilger explains the the new format, along with last week's federal goings-on

I’m going to start this blog by introducing myself. My name is Steven Kilger, the new assistant editor here at Feed & Grain. I'm also the guy who’s been putting together our Industry Watch newsletter for about a month or so. I read agricultural-related news for about half of my work day,...

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July 11, 2013 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer | Views: 251

Are You Emailing Correctly?

Old but good communication advice for feed and grain business managers

In flipping through old issues of Feed & Grain, I ran across a Manager's Notebook from 2007 that, although only six years old, had me nearly laughing at how archaic it sounded. It was about effective communication for feed and grain businesses, and had a section dedicated to email. The...

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May 06, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 171

Corn Basis Finds Strength From Ethanol

Corn, soybean basis rebounded this week

Both corn and soybean basis levels found strength this week as tight farmer selling and the prospects of a late harvest next fall push basis levels up. Spot corn basis was up 2 cents a bushel while soybean basis climbed nearly 4 cents a bushel for the week.

In corn, basis levels at ethanol...

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April 29, 2013 | Grain Hedge Insights | | Views: 172

Grain Basis Slips

Flooding along the Illinois river continued to negatively impact basis across the U.S this week.

Cash grain markets felt pressure this week from river flooding and the inverse carry in the futures market. For the week, US average corn basis slipped 3 cents a bushel while average spot soybean basis was off 2 cents a bushel.

Flooding along the Illinois River left many grain elevators shut...

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