This December, National Grain and Feed Association members will flock to Kansas City, MO, to take part in the single largest gathering of country elevator personnel in the nation — the Country Elevator Conference. This year’s theme, “Elevate Your Business,” is built around addressing the real-world challenges that grain industry professionals face on a daily basis like marketing, grain merchandising, making purchasing decisions and dealing with employees.
With harvest yields continuing to increase and demand for animal protein continuing to rise, the need for storage and production has never been greater. In the Midwest, it can be hard keeping track of what is being built, so Feed & Grain has compiled a list of ongoing or recently completed construction projects with in-depth looks at five of them.
Prior to ADAA, only two categories of animal feed drugs existed, over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription (Rx) — all animal drugs approved for use were OTC. VFD products, however, sit in the middle between OTC and Rx animal drugs.
Even though a description of the NASS crop production forecast methodology is widely available, there always seems to be some misconceptions about how NASS makes corn and soybean yield forecasts. A brief overview of that methodology is repeated here. While this summary does not do full justice to the very comprehensive forecasting methodology, it is presented to assist in placing the upcoming yield forecasts in the proper perspective.
Have you ever thought much about habits? Have you ever tried to break a bad habit — or start a new good habit (like regularly flossing your teeth after repeated reminders from your dentist that this is a good practice)?
From sanitation to loading, maintaining the quality of grain in storage begins at harvest — starting with cleaning the empty bins. The time to spring into action and clean is now according to Dirk Maier, professor of grain science and industry at Kansas State University.