Facility on the Go

Facility on the Go

April/May 2015 | Focus On | Steven Kilger

The introduction and widespread use of the smartphone is just another step in the ongoing process of automation for both feed and grain businesses, a process that has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time.

IFEEDER Takes Reigns with New Research Approach

IFEEDER Takes Reigns with New Research Approach

April/May 2015 | Special Report |

Do you think the feed industry’s role in the global carbon footprint should matter to you and your company? What if the question was phrased: If your business is required to install costly new equipment and/or alter its current processes due to the global carbon footprint, would you take notice?

U.S. Invests in Key Rail and River Infrastructure
Photo by Union Pacific Railroad

U.S. Invests in Key Rail and River Infrastructure

April/May 2015 | Cover Story | Elise Schafer

The year 2014 ended as a mixed bag on the transportation front. Historically poor railroad performance in the Northern Plains and record-high costs for railcars were detrimental to many grain shippers. But on the bright side, Congress’ passage of the Waterways Resources Reform and Development Act recognized the importance of maintaining vital waterways like the Mississippi River.

Hola Havana

Hola Havana

April/May 2015 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

We’ve all seen the headlines across social media about the potential for Cuban Cigars to be legalized. That’s because in December 2014, President Obama said the U.S. would soon re-establish relations with Cuba nearly 55 years after the trade embargo was enacted

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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