June 26, 2012 | By Drs. Christine Wilson and John Foltz
print-button

Leading Change in Your Feed and Grain Business

Dedicated, consistent communication of your vision will go a long way in motivating employees

John F. Kennedy said, Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Think about that. How does this outlook fit with your feed and grain business? What changes might you need to make to keep your business competitive or on-track for the future? It is an understatement to say that in the past 100 years (even in the last 20!), we have experienced dramatic changes in production, technology, world trade, economics, and government policies. The feed and grain industry has been impacted by all of these.

More Articles

Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

April 30, 2015 | | Elise Schafer

Feed & Grain is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. Entries poured in from December 2014 until this February showcasing our readers’ ability to manage a record crop — some with limited access to rail or other shipping options. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! 

[Read More]
U.S. Invests in Key Rail and River Infrastructure
Photo by Union Pacific Railroad

U.S. Invests in Key Rail and River Infrastructure

April 27, 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.

[Read More]
Brush Up on Rail Safety

Brush Up on Rail Safety

April 26, 2015 | From The Field |

Don’t get caught operating outdated protocols.

Industrial facilities that use rail as a part of their operation move railcars by a variety of motive power types. No matter what type of motive power is used, applicable rail operating safety rules and procedures should be followed. Applying up-to-date rules and procedures to rail operations will enhance employee safety and facility efficiencies. 

[Read More]
Facility on the Go

Facility on the Go

April 15, 2015 | Focus On | Steven Kilger

The introduction and widespread use of the smartphone is just another step in the ongoing process of automation for both feed and grain businesses, a process that has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time.

[Read More]
IFEEDER Takes Reigns with New Research Approach

IFEEDER Takes Reigns with New Research Approach

April 10, 2015 | Special Report |

Do you think the feed industry’s role in the global carbon footprint should matter to you and your company? What if the question was phrased: If your business is required to install costly new equipment and/or alter its current processes due to the global carbon footprint, would you take notice?

[Read More]