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.
Kansas State University's O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center utilizes I-Control to automate feed milling operations.
Next Generation Learns Real-world Automation
Universities implement automated control systems to enhance the teaching experience.
Crop Storage Issues May Be Less Severe Than Anticipated
Weather related harvest delays to date and a rapid rate of consumption mean that overall storage issues may be less severe than feared this year
Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
FDA Slowly Proposes FSMA Rules
AFIA stands ready to review and provide industry comment.
Attendees fill an education session during the 2013 NGFA Country Elevator in Omaha, NE.
Join the Largest Gathering of Country Elevator Personnel in the Nation
The 2014 Country Elevator Conference in Indianapolis promises to build on last year’s event.
Avoiding a Bumper Harvest Train Wreck
A primer on demands for adequate assurance of performance in the grain trade.
Delayed Price Dilemma
Advice for grain merchandisers facing rail problems and a record crop year.