Tracking Ingredient Activity to Empower Business Decisions

Tracking Ingredient Activity to Empower Business Decisions

Feb March 2015 | Focus On | By Kim Berndtson

With the establishment of its Information Technology Innovation Award, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in partnership with AgGateway and Feed & Grain magazine, recognizes leading feed and grain industry companies that incorporate new, advanced technologies in their routine business practices to help meet the demand of a rapidly developing world population. 

Applying  Exceptional  Customer Service to Feed and  Grain Businesses

Applying Exceptional Customer Service to Feed and Grain Businesses

Feb March 2015 | Departments | Manager's Notebook | By Dr. John Foltz and Dr. Christine Wilson

 Some folks may argue that superior customer service might be more important for retail stores, rather than a business like a grain elevator or feed mill. But it can make a difference in the competitive feed and grain industry — for the very reason that it is competitive. You do have competitors, and attracting and keeping more business is a desirable strategy.

A New Benchmark for Grain Elevators

A New Benchmark for Grain Elevators

Feb March 2015 | Cover Story | Steven Kilger

Though known for its inclement weather and dairy production, according to the USDA’s Crop Production Summary for 2013, Wisconsin was ninth in corn production and 15th in soybean production, despite having a wet harvest season. Looking at what the members of Landmark Services Cooperative needed now, and looking forward to what they will need in the future, the co-op built a new grain facility in Fall River, WI, to give them plenty of speed, space and markets — everything a farmer needs to...

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Agriculture and Technology: Is Privacy Really an Issue?

Agriculture and Technology: Is Privacy Really an Issue?

January 2015 | Departments | Legal Q&A | Kathleen Rice and Michelle Kaiser Bray

As populations have grown and spread throughout the world, so has the demand for better food production and distribution, faster communication methods, and easier access to and analysis of information. In just a few short years, technology has substantially changed the face of both agriculture and privacy.

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