Agriculture and Technology: Is Privacy Really an Issue?
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.
Rising to the Challenge
A response to concerns over animal production sustainability
The December “Reveal”
Hits and misses from harvest 2014’s early predictions
Agriculture Takes on the Challenge to Feed the Multitudes
A few decades ago ‘sustainability’ was considered a foreign word in ag circles — now agriculture is seen as a leader in the movement
Pathogen Control Key to Feed Mill Design
Innovative technology and processes take Cobb-Vantress, Inc.’s Albany, KY, poultry feed mill to the highest level of feed safety and protection
New Year Agenda
Still reeling from a slow and hefty harvest, the industry turns to addressing regulatory challenges, growing trade barriers
This week’s Chart of Note illustrates the stunning record of more than 18 million metric tons of total coarse grains and co-products imported by China from October 2013 to September 2014. Image by the U.S. Grains Council
China’s Demand for Imported Grains Remains High
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates the stunning record of more than 18 million metric tons of total coarse grains and co-products imported by China from October 2013 to September 2014.
Photo courtesy of Mondi in North America.
Automated Vs. Manual Bagging: Weighing the Options
The decision to automate is not cut-and-dried, but hinges on many factors
Superior Manufacturing Upgrades Grain Bin Unloading System
Increases ease of use and efficiency
Custom App Boosts Feed Supplement Business
IT Innovation Award Winner CowBos develops a custom app and sees more accurate recommendations, faster billing and doubles sales.
USGC Corn Harvest Quality Report Highlights High-Quality, Record Crop
Most samples would grade No. 1 based on the four grading factors
End of Shuttle Loading Boom in Sight?
Shuttle loader capacity nears saturation in the West, while China’s growth plays a role in future demand.
Star Milling uses a VAC-U-MAX breakaway central vacuum system, that meets OSHA's requirements for a combustible dust vacuum, to keep its facility clean and compliant. Photo by Air Cleaning Technology
Beyond OSHA Combustible Dust Compliance
Feed mill employs portable combustible dust central vacuum to remove fugitive grain dust and eliminates the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning.
Walls help determine total bushel capacity, aeration and other features.
Temporary Storage: Permanent Solution
For grain elevators, temporary storage may be the answer to unpredictable harvests.
The Northern Crops Institute, located on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, has educated visitors from more than 130 countries.
Feed Industry Invests in Education
The Northern Crops Institute renovates its feed mill on North Dakota State University’s Fargo campus with state-of-the-art equipment donated by feed industry suppliers.