One of the girls used her cellphone to call for help about 7:30 p.m."The one girl's cellphone died early in the afternoon, and it's just lucky the other one's was still working, otherwise they likely would have both died up there," Britzzalaro said.
Grain elevators are jammed and individual farmers' bins are full. Forty-three ships heading for export markets are sitting empty at West Coast ports waiting for the grain to arrive.The railways say the extended, bitterly cold winter has forced them to slow operations, running short railcars just to keep goods moving.
The agency has been steadily cutting down its estimates of the use ratio over the past few months, as December 2013 was at 13.7% and January 2014 was projected at 12.4%. A lower usage ratio typically results in the increased potential for price hikes for corn.
“AFIA believes the clarification we are requesting is warranted because the statutory definition of ‘food additive’ in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act apply with equal force to food for human consumption and consumption of food by animals other than man,” said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA director of ingredients, pet food and state affairs. “At the very least, we would like a letter from FDA to be placed in the rulemaking docket addressing the clarification.”
Eischens has served on the CHS board for 23 years, and in that time has become a highly respected leader, both in the boardroom and in the countryside. A corn and soybean farmer from near Minneota, Minn., he also serves on the board of Farmers Co-op Association in nearby Canby, Minn., and has chaired that board for eight years.
During the test period, the state will utilize E15 for flex fuel vehicles and some of its newer non-flex fuel models. Currently, the state fueling sites primarily provide E10 fuel for all of the state’s flex fuel vehicles and other gasoline vehicles.
Plant managers, operations executives and other decision-makers across a broad spectrum of industries that rely on industrial automation for their success increasingly recognize the value of working with members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). CSIA is a group of independent, professional service providers who use hardware, software and communications products to offer industry clients the best choices for control and information system integration.
Thiele’s Flexible division handles bagged products – ranging from flour mixes to soil to pet food. The addition of Symach’s line will strengthen Thiele’s capabilities as a supplier of total bag handling solutions for the industrial markets. Combining Thiele’s weighing, bag filling and bag closing solutions with Symach’s palletizing and load securing technology further expands its capabilities to serve the global markets.
San Antonio, Texas – Kansas wheat farmer Paul Penner was elected as the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday.
“I’m very excited to serve as NAWG president and am looking forward to a productive year. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as president and will work hard to live up to the expectations set forth,” said Penner.
Agspring announced on Feb. 28 that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the General Mills grain operations in Idaho. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of May 2014.
Agspring will focus on improving efficiency and expanding operations including increasing elevator storage and handling capacity in Idaho. Operations will continue to be managed locally, while that team will benefit from corporate support, national supply chain planning and financial backing from Agspring headquartered in Kansas City.
“We believe that the addition of this team will play a critical part in our expanding supply chain...