October 05, 2012 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 71

Grain Barge Rates Sink, Lends Support to Grain Basis

River terminals to become more competitive

An early grain harvest this year has meant an earlier peak in barge rates. Over the past few days barge rates have begun to fall suggesting that the trend may be set for barge rates to continue the post-harvest harvest seasonal slide. Although average corn and soybean basis this week was up...

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October 04, 2012 | Tech Talk | Jackie Roembke | Views: 123

Has Your CEO Seen the ROI of the VOIP?

Voice over internet phone systems can work for your ag business

Ten years ago I switch our home phone service that Qwest provided to a VOIP service, which stands for “Voice Over Internet Protocol.”  The VOIP service works the same as the old-fashion phone except it used high speed internet to carry the conversations vs. the traditional phone line.  Five...

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October 01, 2012 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 71
September 25, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 267

Industry Invests in its Future

Auburn feed mill stands as proof

During my two-hour drive from Birmingham and Auburn to write this issue's cover story, "Auburn's New Feed Mill Comes to Roost," I tried to mentally prepare my questions for Dr. Don Conner, the head of the university's poultry science department, and Mitchell Pate, director of the poultry...

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September 13, 2012 | Grain Hedge Insights | Jackie Roembke | Views: 67

Cash Grain Update—Sept. 14

Storage for both corn and soybeans looks unfavorable

Spot corn and soybean basis has made slight gains so far this month. Spot corn moved up half a cent while spot soybeans increased a penny. The Gulf has done little to support both markets as corn basis gained one cent and soybean basis actually lost four cents. Barge rates also hampered...

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September 13, 2012 | Views on the News | | Views: 111

Feed & Grain Expands Newsletter

Introducing Monday edition to provide a

If you’re one of the nearly 9,000 people who receive Feed & Grain’s Industry Watch E-newsletter, thank you for taking the time each week to open and read our offering. Our staff closely follows news on the critical issues that impact the feed and grain industry, and we’re dedicated to...

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September 06, 2012 | Tech Talk | Jackie Roembke | Views: 159

Web Meetings: Work Smarter Not Harder

Utilization of online web meeting tools can be a great edition to your workday and business.

TODAY'S AGENDA

  1. Meeting with John Doe in Waterloo to go over grain contracts
  2. Meeting with Bob Doe in Valley to go over 2012 grain programs
  3. Board meeting in Main Office to discuss new storage facility
  4. All company safety meeting at Duncan location
  5. Present 2013 Budget to General Manager in Main...
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July 30, 2012 | Tech Talk | Jackie Roembke | Views: 128

Organize Your Online Life

EVERNOTE is a software application making its way to the top of the digital organization industry.

Today agricultural professionals spend more time than ever before on the computer reading email, searching the internet, working with software applications and entertaining themselves. Keeping your digital life organized continues to be a challenge with emails you want to keep, web pages you...

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July 24, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 294
July 17, 2012 | Views on the News | | Views: 96

Summer 2012 = Climate Change Proof?

Debate heats up over whether it's a fluke or sign of things to come

As I write this post at 8 in the morning in Southern Wisconsin, the mercury has already hit 85 degrees. Nearly all of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois along with the lower halves of Wisconsin and Michigan are under heat advisories and at least ¾ of the country has a hazardous weather outlook,...

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