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September 30, 2019 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer
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March 08, 2017 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer
September 30, 2014 | Editor's View |

Grain Handling Challenges Ahead With Large Harvest

Rail transportation tops the concerns of farmers this year as they prepare to harvest what’s expected to be a massive corn crop.

Rail transportation tops the concerns of farmers this year as they prepare to harvest what’s expected to be a massive corn crop.

April 10, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

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.

March 14, 2014 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

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 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

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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July 24, 2013 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

A Bittersweet Summer

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

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 11, 2013 | Editor's View | Elise Schafer

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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March 27, 2013 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Food Fight

As GMOs face the court of public opinion, are you doing your part to educate the public on agriculture

The 117th edition of the National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) Annual Convention, held in San Francisco in mid-March, drove this sentiment home in its general sessions: While agriculture is one of the greatest growth industries, the coming years will be filled with the unique...

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January 14, 2013 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

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September 25, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

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June 23, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke

Production and animal agriculture producers may or may not be shocked to discover that its organic brethren is also frequently subjected to the wrath of critics — and, often, based on similar accusations. Agvocates of all sorts can learn a thing or two from the crisis communications...

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

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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