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Photo by Panama Canal Authority

Panama Canal to Increase Opportunity Across the Pond

April/May 2016 | Cover Story |

The U.S. grain industry has anticipated the completion of the Panama Canal expansion since the project was announced nearly a decade ago. It is a vital trade route for agricultural commodities shipped from the East Coast and the Mississippi River destined for Asia and western South American countries.

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.

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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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

October/November 2014 | Cover Story | Elise Schafer

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.

Tim Belstra (left), chairman of Belstra Milling Co., Inc., and Mark Zuchowski, special projects manager. (Photo by Steve Davidson)

A Plan with a Purpose

June/July 2014 | Cover Story | Steve Davidson

A three-phase design plan modernized a northern Indiana feed mill to meet the region’s demand growth for the ‘next 20 years.’

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