September 25, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 354

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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July 24, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 398
June 23, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 198

Organic Valley: A Social Experiment

Organic cooperative discusses its social media crisis communication strategy

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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June 01, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 180

GMO Labeling Gains Popularity

As GMOs face the court the 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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May 08, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 196

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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April 20, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 184
March 26, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 560

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 | Views: 356

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 | Views: 346

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 | Views: 337

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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