October/November 2013

October/November 2013

Triple Expansion Keeps Wheat Exporter on Top

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October/November 2013 Articles

High Hopes for Late Harvest

High Hopes for Late Harvest

October 11, 2013 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

Even with last year's drought-stricken crop, the 2013 harvest is still well behind 2012. But this came to no one's surprise, as it was almost doomed from the beginning by Mother Nature. First, she ushered in Spring 2013 with cooler than average temperatures across the entire country and healthy doses of rain in the Corn Belt, pushing planting back dangerously late in over-soaked areas.  

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IFEEDER Refines its Mission

IFEEDER Refines its Mission

October 11, 2013 | Feature | Steven Kilger

“One of the biggest challenges we face is getting the AFIA membership to realize we must attack the issues facing our industry with a united front, and IFEEDER gives us a vehicle to do that,” Crutcher states.  “As individual companies, we do not have enough critical mass to make an impact.  We must work together to pool our resources to make a meaningful impact on the issues our industry faces.”

 Ken Thomas will allow IFEEDER to keep its finger on the pulse of the industry, to make sure...

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Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity with Portable Feed Analysis

Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity with Portable Feed Analysis

October 11, 2013 | Online Exclusive |

The feed manufacturing business has become increasingly challenging as manufacturers are squeezed between the volatility of the grain commodities market and the relative inflexibility of international food pricing. Feed manufacturers are under increased pressure to produce consistently high-quality feed at a cost that allows them to remain solvent in the face of increased ingredient prices. 

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Trade Partners, Industry Not Warm to COOL

Trade Partners, Industry Not Warm to COOL

October 11, 2013 | DepartmentsLegal Q&A | Brad McKinney

Multiple consumer and industry groups have sought to intervene in the suit in favor of the revised rules. The Plaintiffs have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, seeking to halt the implementation of the rule before it causes further damage to the industry. The motion was denied on Sept. 11, 2013. In denying the Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, the Court held that the Plaintiffs failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits or irreparable harm. The...

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