A Quality Aeration Strategy

February/March 2012 | Online Exclusive |

Four years ago, Calgary, AB-based OPIsystems Inc. launched OPI-integris to introduce the U.S. market to a novel grain management approach that has been widely adopted throughout the world for more than 25 years. The company’s mantra is “be proactive, not reactive” with respect to grain conditioning.

Utilizing a myriad of grain temperature and moisture monitoring components, OPI-integris claims to deliver the highest return on grain investments with its Advanced Grain Management solution,...

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Long-term Planning Offers Gains in Grains

February/March 2012 | Online Exclusive | Jackie Roembke

Feed & Grain’s editor Jackie Roembke sat down for an informal discussion with Elizabeth Hund, senior vice president and division head of U.S. Bank Food Industries, to discuss the current state of global credit markets and strategies borrowers can implement to better manage their risk.

Feed & Grain: In your opinion, what trends are influencing the credit market?

Elizabeth Hund: Right now, the largest issue is what’s going on in Europe — particularly the impact of the European financial...

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Ultrasonic vs. Radar Level Measurement in a Grain Shipping Terminal

February/March 2012 | Online Exclusive |

State of the art ultrasonic level measurement equipment was installed in 1997 on 42 silos at Cargill’s Irving Elevator in Portland, Oregon. The equipment was to provide level data  to an existing PLC which would then use the data for alarm and control and make the data available to a graphic display in the control room which was being added as part of the level measurement system. The goal was to improve utilization of the silos and decrease demurrage fees on rail cars and ships by...

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Great Bend Co-Op Ends Six-Year Wheat Pest Infestation

August/September 2011 | Online Exclusive | Jackie Roembke

CASE STUDY

With weather-related delays in the spring planting season affecting farmers across the country, many wheat storage facilities will be holding on to current supplies longer to maximize crop profits. Great Bend Co-Op in Kansas is no exception. But until recently, wheat storage options were very limited for the full-service agricultural company.

“For the last six years, we’ve had nothing but problems managing bugs in the wheat,” says Dennis Neeland, operations manager for Great...

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