May 15, 2012 | Views on the News |

Time to Re-prioritize 2012 Farm Bill Cuts

Ag research funding deserves long-term investment

Now in the final stages of Senate mark-up, the 2012 Farm Bill will no doubt see its fair share of reduction in government program funding. Crop subsidies are an easy target that most people can live with — even farmers. Farmer group leaders have noted that the direct payments programs first...

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May 08, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

New Mediums Shape the Media

Almost 50% of adults own smart phones; iPads boast greatest adoption rate ever

Last year Feed & Grain's parent company, Cygnus Business Media, adopted the tagline: “Because the world is changing very fast.” Fitting for a publishing company considering the last decade has delivered the most extraordinary changes in information consumption and delivery for print media...

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May 01, 2012 | From the Field | Jackie Roembke
April 25, 2012 | Views on the News |
March 26, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

OSHA Amplifies Efforts

First-time violators targeted with hopes of ascribing 'repeat' status

Popularized in by the misspeak of former president George W. Bush, we're all familiar the following idiom, though I ask that you allow me to take liberties with it for the purposes of this column:

January 31, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Let’s Talk About the Weather

Unusual winter? La Ni

Occasionally, I find myself in a conversation with a stranger or an acquaintance, cringing as I catch myself mindlessly talking about the weather. Dicussion of the weather, for me, is thoughtless go-to filler for awkward silences or a transition into friendly chit chat. This being said,...

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December 14, 2011 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Uncharted Territory

The CME Group's response to the failure of MF Global

After MF Global's bankruptcy and the subsequent revelation it had misused customers funds, the grain industry was left reeling from frozen accounts and the lost confidence of its customers during the last quarter of 2011. With Senate hearings underway at the moment and the near-certain...

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September 26, 2011 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Harvest 2011’s Winners and Losers

Yields a mixed bag

By the time this issue hits the streets, the 2011 harvest will be in full swing. Elevators in some areas will take in record volumes; others, however, will experience the diminished returns resulting from Mother Nature's bipolar regional spring and summer weather. With the numbers from...

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May 23, 2011 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Stormy Harvest Ahead?

Tornado outbreaks and epic flooding, the spring of 2011 will be remember as one of the most destructive and deadly in recent history.

Tornado outbreaks and epic flooding, the spring of 2011 will be remember as one of the most destructive and deadly in recent history. Add less-than-ideal temperatures, and agriculture is sent reeling, trying to navigate the unpredictable and attempting to catch-up with delayed planting. The...

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March 23, 2011 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Feed & Grain Turns 50

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...

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