The newly acquired business will be able to take advantage of a new 42,000-ton fertilizer plant outside Shelby, Mont. In its final stages of construction, the facility, with 110-car shuttle loader access to the BNSF line, is expected to open for the spring 2014 season.
We’ll need extraordinarily persistent rains for the moisture to get down five feet where the roots of mature plants live. It could take weeks or months for water entering the soil surface to move into the three to five feet depth of the soil
Four experts addressed attendees on various aspects regarding sustainable agriculture and how it pertains to the feed industry. Alan Romero, a professor at the University of Wyoming Rural Law Center, discussed water rights and how water scarcity will affect agriculture. He stressed with the right incentives, farmers could reduce consumption through improved efficiency
The 2014 Farm Bill re-couples conservation compliance with a robust crop insurance program while reducing conservation funding. With encouragement from U.S. EPA, and in some instances responding to federal inaction, states, tribes, communities, and even private supply chains are developing innovative ways to determine impacts and create incentives for stewardship. These initiatives include California’s Cap and Trade Carbon program, Wetland Banking pursuant to the Clean Water Act, and large scale Total Maximum Daily Loads regulations. This webinar will discuss the ‘state-of-the-art’ in nonpoint source pollution policy and analysis to help inform policy development....
"Over the past several years, there has been uncertainty within the industry regarding what type of sweep auger equipment can be used, and the types of procedures that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may find acceptable," said NGFA Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs Jess McCluer. "This guide was developed to help the industry navigate OSHA's new policy for operating sweep augers safely inside grain bins."
The Stakeholders Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference that is attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislators, universities and government agencies.
AFIA commented that a major area of concern is the overall shortage of veterinarians, who will be needed to cover the large, expected increase in approved VFD animal drugs and the training needed as a result of the rule.
Current expectations for the 2013/14 crop year are for around 5 billion bushels of corn-for-ethanol demand. Depending on domestic ethanol use and the final RFS rule ethanol exports, continued strength in foreign demand could lead to ethanol exports in the range of 600 million to 1 billion gallons.
Ian Pinner has been named vice president, Corporate Strategic & Financial Planning, a new position created to help develop and drive ADM’s corporate strategic growth plan and its business performance plans. Pinner will also lead ADM’s annual business planning process.