"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.
"This is an important step forward in the growing trade relationship between our two countries. South Korea is our port's third-largest trading partner in Asia, with trade through Vancouver of more than 200,000 containers/year including commodities like grain from the Prairies and natural resources from British Columbia."
"When there is a quality issue with corn from India or Thailand or Ukraine, or a delivery issue due to logistical problems in Argentina or Brazil, the corn quality reports give us good, hard data, not just anecdotes, to market U.S. quality and reliability," Cordero said.
Barry Beyer joined Intersystems as Vice President of Operations in February of 2014. Barry brings a long history of successfully building and training highly productive teams, improving processes, reducing costs, minimizing downtime, and overseeing/improving production operations for several multi-million dollar manufacturers. Barry is a Purdue graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Barry is classically trained in the Lean Manufacturing methodology and has a proven record in best of class companies.
No one has been hurt as most employees at the facility have already finished work and left for home, The St Paul Pioneer Press said on its website. It quoted the ethanol plant's general manager Anthony Hicks as saying that it is too early to assess the damage, but it is significant.
Alltech’s first annual Farm Innovation Series from March 7- 21 is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees. The 2014 program, “What If?” features seven presentations highlighting the latest developments in crop science, ration balancing, the 2013 harvest analysis, finance and future growth, animal environment and husbandry, agricultural machinery and on-farm support services for improving cow comfort, milk production and parlor efficiency.