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]
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]
Wegener Adds Depth to Faegre Baker Daniels’ Food Regulatory and Litigation Practice
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2014) — Richard Wegener has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel for the firm’s nationally ranked food regulatory and litigation practice. This practice is supported by the firm’s national food and agriculture industry group that includes more than 150 lawyers across our office locations. Most recently a shareholder at Fredrickson & Byron, P.A., Wegener is nationally known for his work in regulatory affairs, antitrust and trade regulation—particularly in the food, beverage and agricultural markets. He speaks and writes for national events and publications. He will practice out of the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Wegener’s past corporate positions include Division...[Read More]
Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries to Close March 10
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the comment period on the proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses will close on March 10, 2014. The comment period was originally scheduled to close March 8. However, this date falls on a Saturday. OSHA will accept comments submitted March 10 as timely submittals.
The proposed rule would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep.
Comments may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov...
H.J. Baker Sponsors Agriculture Webinar on “The Value of Amino Acids in Your Dairy Herd Ration”
H.J. Baker is sponsoring an agriculture webinar on how limiting and balancing amino acids can improve dairy farm profitability. The webinar, entitled “The Value of Amino Acids in Your Dairy Ration,” will take place on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Nutritionists, veterinarians, consultants and dairy producers are invited to participate and register at www.hjbaker.com. Dr. William Chalupa, BS, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania and John Azzone, PAS with H.J. Baker’s Dairy Sales will lead the discussion.
“The Value of Amino Acids In Your Dairy Herd Ration” will discuss the importance of limiting amino acids and how properly balancing for amino acids can improve...[Read More]
Rose Creek, MN, Farmer Rescued From Grain Bin
Feb. 12--ROSE CREEK -- A Rose Creek farmer survived 90 minutes with his legs trapped in a drying bin on Tuesday afternoon.
Craig Nelson got stuck in the bin of soybeans while loading the beans into a semitrailer. Al Mullenbach, assistant chief of the Rose Creek Volunteer Fire Department, said Nelson climbed in after an unloading auger got stuck.
As he tried to loosen up the soybeans, Nelson got sucked in, with the beans up to his waist. He yelled for the driver of the semitrailer.
"It's cold in there, roughly the same temperature that is outside," Mullenbach said. "(Nelson) told me, that if someone would not have been out here with me, I would have froze to death.
"It took us...[Read More]
Bunge Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG)
Q4 adjusted total segment EBIT of $404 million, up $264 million from last year Record combined full-year EBIT in agribusiness and food & ingredients Expect momentum in agribusiness and food & ingredients to continue in 2014 EPS impacted by higher than expected tax rate Annual operating cash flow of approximately $2.2 billion Company to repurchase $200 million of shares under current authorization
Soren Schroder, Bunge's Chief Executive Officer stated, "Agribusiness and food & ingredients finished the year on a strong note. On a combined, full-year basis, agribusiness, edible oils and milling segments...[Read More]