April/May 2014

April/May 2014

Industry Braces for Rules Rollout

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April/May 2014 Articles

Research Takes Center Stage

Research Takes Center Stage

May 08, 2014 | Feature | Erin Anthony

The Institute for Feed Education and Research has completed six research projects to date, with four additional projects still underway. The foundation’s research committee reviews proposed research to determine applicability for our industry. To date, almost all the ideas for research have come from AFIA  ideas needed to support our industry.

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Execution Is Everything

Execution Is Everything

May 08, 2014 | DepartmentsMerchandisers' Corner | Diana Klemme

Merchandising soybeans has been a tough challenge everywhere for the last three years. Futures have seldom showed more than a token carry — and often had steep inverses. Yet elevators can’t ship as much at harvest (or soon after) as they buy.

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Feed Bodies Deliver FSMA-Ready Solutions

Feed Bodies Deliver FSMA-Ready Solutions

May 08, 2014 | Feature | Steven Kilger

 It will be up to individual facilities to prepare themselves to avoid getting hit. But luckily, no one is alone in this fight; there are asso­ciations, academics and others working to help them off the tracks.

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Preventing PEDv: Take Another Look At Biosecurity And Nutrition

Preventing PEDv: Take Another Look At Biosecurity And Nutrition

May 08, 2014 | Online Exclusive |

PEDv, caused by a member of the family Coronaviridae, is a fast spreading virus, with a short incubation period (two to four days). It can affect pigs of all ages, but is strongest in sows, gilts, nursing and recently weaned pigs. PEDv is mainly transmitted via indirect or direct contact through fecal/oral means. It can also spread by fomites, aerosol emissions and most recently through transmission of feed ingredients.

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Will Spring Ever Arrive?

Will Spring Ever Arrive?

May 08, 2014 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

On March 7, the NOAA’s National Weather Service reported “above normal” to “much above normal” spring flood risk throughout northwest Illinois along the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. The risk is also above normal along the Mississippi River from Dubuque, IA, downstream to Burlington, IA, as well as in Minnesota’s Red River Valley. 

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UIUC Evaluates U.S. Corn Yields by Region

UIUC Evaluates U.S. Corn Yields by Region

May 08, 2014 | Online Exclusive |

In 2013, counties in the eastern U.S. had corn yields above trend yields while the western corn-belt had below trend yields, resulting in a U.S. corn yield near trend.  An evaluation of county yields for years between 2004 through 2013 suggests that corn yields have to be above average across the vast majority of the corn-belt counties for the U.S. to have a corn yield significantly above trend.  Similarly, county yields in the majority of corn-belt counties have to be below average for...

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Industy Braces for Rules Rollout
PHOTO BY WALINGA USA, INC.The rule would require feed transporters to keep records of previous cargoes and intervening sanitary measures for 12 months or more.

Industy Braces for Rules Rollout

May 08, 2014 | |

The FDA's proposed transportation rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act will likely be costly to implement, with no better result than how business is currently done.

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