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.
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.
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.
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...
“The U.S. Grains Council welcomes the announcement of an aggressive stewardship program for the release of Syngenta seed trait Agrisure Duracade to minimize the risk of export trade disruption. It is important for all sectors of the value chain -- individual farmers, technology providers, shippers and exporters alike -- to recognize the potentially significant international implications of their actions. The Council therefore urges producers who choose to plant Agrisure Duracade in 2014 to adhere carefully to their stewardship responsibilities in order to minimize the risk to U.S. export sales.
“Today’s unfortunate reality is that biotechnology approval systems around the world are...
There is a resurgence of interest by farmers in growing premium, value-added grains and oilseed crops, including special food grade soybeans for export markets in 2014, according to Bruce Abbe, executive director of the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA).
“Your 2014 planting decisions should include a visit to Midwest Shippers Association’s premium grains web portal to check out MSA’s list of “Grower Contracts Available” and to learn about companies offering premium pricing for sourcing for special food grade crops,” said Abbe.
Member processing and exporting companies in the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) are again offering attractive grower contracts for production of...
NAWG Officers, Staff Attend Ag Rail Business Council Meeting in Fort Worth The Ag Rail Business Council met this week in Fort Worth, Texas to continue dialogue between growers and rail executives and promote mutual education of both groups. Topics of discussion included perennial rail-related issues like service and rail-rates and interactions with the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the railroads’ regulator. The coalition was established by agriculture groups and BNSF Railway several years ago to promote dialogue between rail companies and shippers. It includes representatives from the major commodity organizations for growers of wheat, corn, soybeans and more. NAWG president...
Feb. 27--Sacramento's Pacific Ethanol Inc. has come back.
Five years after mothballing its production plants and placing them in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the pioneering ethanol company announced record earnings Wednesday and said it will restart its Madera plant this spring.
The company brewed its first batch of ethanol at the facility in 2006, which has been idle for five years. It's the last of the four Pacific Ethanol plants to go back into service after horrendous market conditions forced the company into hibernation when the market went into a tailspin.
"We are excited to achieve this important milestone for the company," said President and Chief...
In 2013 Kazakhstan exported 5.023 million tons of wheat, a 32-percent decrease compared to 2012, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported citing the country's Statistics Agency.
In monetary terms, the wheat export last year amounted to $1.235 billion, a 21.9-percent decrease on-year.
In 2013 Kazakhstan also exported 1.859 million tons of wheat and rye flour (16.2 percent down) worth $575 million (4.3 percent down).
Kazakhstan, one of the world's largest grain exporters, harvested 14.5 million tons of wheat in 2013. In 2012 the harvest was 12.8 million tons. In 2011 the country saw a record high grain harvest at almost 27 million tons.
China may become one of the major sales markets for Kazakh...