New Dust Explosion Protection Introduced for Grain Industry
The ProFlapPlusIII from IEP Technologies is the only flap-style isolation valve on the market today that fully complies with the NFPA 69-2014 standard without special review and approval by the AHJ.[Read More]
Save with Point-of-Use Dust Collectors
Grain, feed and seed facilities are often faced with a dirty situation when designing dust collection for rail car and truck dump pits. Designing a dump pit with good dust collection in mind not only addresses the dirty situation, but can save you operational time and money.
Point-of-use dust collectors capture nuisance dust while keeping product with the grain stream.[Read More]
Kemin Launches Magazine
DES MOINES, Iowa – February 18, 2014 – To comply with new regulations and meet the increased consumer expectations regarding food safety and quality, the feed industry is embarking on a new era focused on prevention rather than reaction.
To help feed professionals navigate the future of food safety, Kemin recently launched a new magazine, FeedForward™. FeedForward serves as a resource addressing hot topics such as the Global Food Safety Initiative, the impact of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the importance of a comprehensive Salmonella control program. The first issue is filled with timely information from recognized experts including...[Read More]
AFIA Releases Statement Regarding Chipotle’s “Farmed and Dangerous”
“Although many of us are entertained through the television programming that we choose, we must realize as consumers that what is portrayed by actors is just that, acting. Chipotle’s latest advertising campaign, ‘Farmed and Dangerous,’ generates fictitious information about animal agriculture, specifically the animal feed industry. Providing consumers with erroneous information about the food system prevents them from making adequate choices about the food available to them and their families. And the ability to make educated choices about the foods we consume is something AFIA members take great pride in helping consumers with.
“AFIA is disappointed with the Mexican food chain’s...[Read More]
Cargill to Reject for Export Crops With New GMO Syngenta Corn
Cargill Inc, the top exporter of U.S. grain and oilseeds, said it will reject crops containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG corn trait that are delivered to its grain elevators for export contracts.
Corn seeds containing Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade trait are available for planting in the United States for the first time this year after U.S. authorities cleared the trait in 2013. The trait has not been approved for import by China or the European Union, both major buyers of U.S. crops. To read more click here.[Read More]
AgTrax Announces New Agronomy API
AgTrax, one of the fastest growing agricultural accounting platforms in the industry has announced the release of its API for Agronomy. After months of development, QA and testing, all AgTrax customers and prospects utilizing the AgWorks suite of Agronomy tools, will soon have the option to seamlessly integrate data between the two programs with the help of XML Web Services.
"A late 2011 announcement that AgTrax had formed a strategic relationship with AgWorks, an Iowa based Agronomy-specific software provider, brought tremendous excitement to our customer base states Gayle Lewis- Operations Director at AgTrax, acceptance of that program and the adoption rate has been tremendous. ...[Read More]
POET-DSM to Detail Project LIBERTY Progress at National Ethanol Conference
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 12, 2014) – Steve Hartig, General Manager – Licensing with POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, will provide an update on the joint venture’s progress in bringing cellulosic ethanol production to commercial scale during a session Tuesday at the National Ethanol Conference.
Hartig will take part in the session titled “Advanced Ethanol: Building Plants, Coming Online,” at 2:15 p.m. in the Mediterranean Ballroom of the JW Marriott in Orlando.
Project LIBERTY is POET-DSM’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant using crop residue – corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk. The facility, under construction in Emmetsburg, Iowa, will initially produce 20 million gallons of...[Read More]
William Lynn Bliss Passes Feb. 13, at 79 Years Old
William Lynn “Bill” Bliss, longtime Newkirk area resident and business entrepreneur, entered the Heavenly Kingdom late Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2014, at Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City. He was 79.
The son of Harmon Francis Bliss and Erma Chloe Parks Bliss, Bill was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Ponca City. He grew up on a farm SW of Newkirk and was active in raising and showing calves, lambs and pigs. A member of both 4-H and FFA, he was active in helping his father and brothers on the farm. He attended his first eight years of school at Center School. He attended Newkirk High School, playing football and going on several 4-H judging trips. He graduated in 1953 and has made...[Read More]
Pacific Ethanol Uses Technology to Increase Yield
Feb. 16--BURLEY -- Pacific Ethanol's Burley plant is installing new milling technology that will increase its yield.
The company is installing ICM Inc.'s Selective Milling Technology to increase ethanol yield, reduce viscosity and increase oil recovery.
Paul Koehler, vice president of corporate developments for Pacific Ethanol said basically, the new machinery is grinding equipment that further exposes the corn starches to improve yield and performance.
The company's Magic Valley facility employs 35 people and produces slightly more than 60 million gallons of ethanol a year.
The company also produces 500,000 tons per year of wet distillers grain and 12-million gallons of oil, both used as...[Read More]
Two Hurt in Derailment at CHS Grain Elevator in Lowder, IL
LOWDER - Ice and snow may have caused a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train to derail early Feb. 13 at a grain elevator about 6 miles northwest of Virden, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office.
The empty cars derailed on a rail spur on the property of the CHS grain elevator, 10955 North St. in Lowder, just after 2 a.m. Some of the employees present were working in an elevated control room at the time of the accident, and additional employees were in other areas of the elevator.
"All had to evacuate the area as the cars began to topple supports for the control room," a news release from the sheriff's office said.
Two employees suffered bruises and contusions and...[Read More]
2014 IPPE: Successful, Despite Inclement Weather Conditions
The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was successful despite inclement weather conditions that impacted drive-in traffic. IPPE recorded 24,865 registrants, though advanced registration and hotel reservations had projected attendance to be more than 28,000 registrants.
IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry event of its kind and is one of the 50 largest trade shows in the United States. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI).
There were 5,456 international registrants from 124 countries represented at the expo. The largest...[Read More]
Leslie O’Donoghue Will be a Keynote Speaker at 2014 Women in Agribusiness Summit
BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosts of the 3rd annual Women in Agribusiness Summit are pleased to announce that Leslie O'Donoghue, executive vice president, corporate development and strategy and chief risk officer at Agrium, will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 U.S. conference which will be held in New Orleans, La., at the Hyatt Regency, October 6-8.
O'Donoghue is a tireless supporter of women's programs at Agrium and in the industry, and established the Agrium Women's Leadership Group, an exemplary organization created to recognize, develop and enable potential for women within Agrium.
O'Donoghue will open the first day of the conference with her personal story, including...[Read More]