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Quality Practices that Pay

June/July 2008 | Special Report | Elise Schafer

Don't risk premiums by letting moisture, mold, pests or undesirable temperature compromise grain quality. Using appropriate drying, aerating and inspecting practices help protect and preserve the value of your grain.

Guarding grain quality is the mission of thousands of grain elevators and farms across America. The guardians of grain quality dedicate their lives to monitoring the commodity at every step in its lifecycle from harvest to feed trough, and it's not always an easy job....

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Triumph Over Tragedy

April/May 2008 | Special Report | Gerry Whitty

"I'll see you back at the office."

We've all heard or uttered this phrase, when departing on a business trip. For Dan Shefland, vice president operations/engineering for McC Inc., it holds a distinctly different meaning. Those were the last words he ever spoke with McC Inc. project manager Dave Kammerer.

"They were sitting on the runway waiting to depart and we had just talked about our missing laptop and we decided to deal with it later when we were all back in the office," says Shefland....

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Getting the Full Scoop on Our Industry

January 2008 | Special Report | By Gerry Whitty

Those of us fortunate enough to have grown up on a farm are intimately familiar with “getting the scoop.” From getting the day’s job list from Dad to being advised to add an extra scoop of soy meal or cottonseed to our top producing hosteins, hardly a day went by without using information in the successful operation of our farm.

In this issue we preview three industry events that disseminate and deliver insights on complex issues ranging from retaining a capable workforce to protecting...

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AFIA Looks Forward to Landmark Show

January 2008 | Special Report |

IFE offers an unprecedented opportunity to access a dynamic purchasing audience. Feed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and industry service providers find Expo the place to reach key decision makers and prospective customers from all segments of the industry.

Begun in 1949, AFIA’s Feed Expo has grown into the largest animal feed and ingredient show in the world. Co-located with the International Poultry Expo, IFE is looking to build upon the success of last...

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Teaming Up to Reach New Markets

January 2008 | Special Report | By Elise Schafer

The burgeoning biofuels market has created a whole new concern for grain producers: shipping DDGS overseas.

International Feed, a Minnesota-based supplier and exporter of animal feed ingredients, forged a relationship with an unlikely source to address the issue of storing and shipping their DDGS. Ashley Furniture, located blocks away from a grains transloading facility, offered a unique solution to their storage needs.

Arcadia Cooperative Association is a transloading facility located in...

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