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OEM Donations Drive KSU Feed Mill Forward
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OEM Donations Drive KSU Feed Mill Forward

| Online Exclusive | Baldor Electric Company

Kansas State University Feed Science and Management program, includes a modern, automated 5-ton-per-hour production and teaching feed mill and a biosafety level 2 teaching and research feed mill. This 142-foot-tall, state-of-the-art facility opened in October 2013.

Second Guessing USDA Projections for Corn

Second Guessing USDA Projections for Corn

| Darrel Good

Marketing year 2013-14 ending stocks are projected at 1.146 billion bushels, 185 million bushels less than last month's projection and 741 million less than the November 2013 projection.

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

April/May 2014 | Cyndie Shearing Sirekis

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.

Off-the-Chart Profitability of Ethanol Production

Off-the-Chart Profitability of Ethanol Production

| Scott Irwin

The high profits were driven by a drop in corn prices that substantially exceeded declines in ethanol and DDGS prices.  It was also argued in the same post that there were logical reasons to suspect that the extended run of profits was unlikely to continue.  Just the opposite occurred, as ethanol production profits subsequently exploded off-the-chart.  Today's post will examine the spike in the profits of ethanol producers in recent months and the reasons behind it....[Read More]

Research Takes Center Stage

Research Takes Center Stage

April/May 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.

Concerns About Corn Planting Progress

Concerns About Corn Planting Progress

| By Darrel Good

The corn market continues to be influenced by two major fundamental factors. One is the on-going high rate of consumption, particularly the magnitude of export sales. The second factor is the slow start to the planting season.

Thinking Outside the Bin

Thinking Outside the Bin

February/March 2014 | Bryce Goodell

As farming operations grow larger and yields continue their climb higher, many commer­cial grain facilities are faced with the chal­lenge of handling higher volumes. In a lot of cases, the only solution is to pile grain on the ground, due to a lack of fixed storage. However, one South Dakota co-op, tired of dealing with the spoilage from exposed grain, started thinking outside the bin for a new flexible storage solution.

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