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June 03, 2014 | Agriculture’s Other Side | Melissa Erdman | Views: 2882

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

A female reader shares her experiences as a woman in agriculture.

Have you ever walked into a room full of people and been the only one that is “different?” — I have, and I do frequently.

Welcome to being a woman in agriculture, a still male dominated field. In many of my classes at Michigan State University, they used to tell us this, but it was hard to...

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April 22, 2014 | Views on the News | Steven Kilger | Views: 2687

[BLOG] A Look at the New and Improved Industry Watch

Feed & Grain continues to update its digital offerings to improve user experience

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed changes throughout Feed & Grain’s digital offerings. We started by launching a new website design, followed by a new app for iPad and android tablets, then an interactive digital issue and now a new newsletter.

April 10, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer | Views: 3686

Feed Industry Feels ‘Lack of Recognition’

AFIA reacts to FDA’s denial to extend the animal food rule comment period

Some of the changes proposed include new CGMPs for facility operations, equipment design and process controls, as well as mandates on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls.

April 08, 2014 | By Lin Shen, Wilbur Ellis | Views: 4923

Cows and Their Craft: The Brew-to-Moo Connection

Beer co-product is a great source of feed, containing up to 20% protein dry weight and up to 60% fiber

The “brew-to-moo” connection, which involves sourcing cattle feed from spent grain created after brewing beer, isn’t new – it actually dates back to the advent of beer. 

March 14, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer | Views: 3122

Five Things to Love about the New

Feed & Grain magazine launches a new and improved website

You may have noticed over the past several days that one of your favorite bookmarks on your web browser looks a little different. That's because Feed & Grain launched a new website earlier this week.This makeover has been months in the making, but after a few days of testing and tweaking,...

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March 06, 2014 | Mace Thornton | Views: 2147

Succession Planning: Who Will Lead Tomorrow’s Grain Industry?

GEAPS speaker expresses concern as the retirement rate reaches up to 12% in our field

In the grain industry, due to its higher-than-average demographic of men in leadership positions, with most carrying the traditional baby-boomer trait of working at one place for the bulk of their careers, the issue of succession planning takes on even greater importance, according to Mike...

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March 06, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer | Views: 3278

FSMA Compliance: You’re Closer than You Think

Food safety expert says your feed or grain facility likely already meets many FSMA rules

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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February 26, 2014 | Views on the News | Steven Kilger | Views: 2224
February 18, 2014 | Views on the News | Steven Kilger | Views: 2623

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