For decades, China's rulers deemed grain production a linchpin to its national security. The policy of self-sufficiency was a legacy of its planned economy from the days of Mao when China was increasingly isolated from the outside world.
But China's communist founders couldn't have predicted the nation's dizzying rise in meat consumption, which has grown nearly ten-fold to 71 million metric tons since 1975.
That's why China has been increasingly importing grains such as soybeans and corn from the U.S. and Brazil to boost its livestock population. Grain self-sufficiency was becoming like communist dogma in China: more a theory than a practice.
Broken Arrow, OK – Oseco, a global manufacturer of custom-engineered rupture discs and explosion vents, has developed the new, heavy duty MV-BE (Metal Vent Bucket Elevator), an explosion vent offering robust explosion protection for the grain handling industry.
The MV-BE explosion vent is designed utilizing materials up to three times thicker than other designs, providing excellent service life to conveying/bucket elevators operating under high vibration conditions or other demanding applications.
Grain storage facilities typically utilize a bucket elevator or pneumatic conveyor to scoop up grain from a lower level and deposit it into a storage facility or silo. Larger elevators with...
This is the last year that the city-owned Upper Harbor Terminal will unload steel, twine, pig iron and fertilizer from trucks and Mississippi River barges, marking the end of a long decline in investment and hopes for a venture that loses money every year.
Feb. 03--ENID, Ok -- The oldest and largest privately owned grain company in the state, W.B. Johnston Grain, is going to be sold to a Louisiana company.
W.B. Johnston Grain entered into a letter of intent to sell its grain company and related business to CGB Enterprises Inc., a grain and transport business based in Covington, La.
The transactions is expected to close within 35 to 40 days, according to a press release from the companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"We are looking forward to being a part of the CGB team," WBJ CEO Butch Meibergen said. "WBJ prides itself in providing producers with services they need, and we look forward to offering even more resources in...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - February 3, 2014 - Ag Growth International Inc. ("AGI") has entered into an agreement to acquire the REM GrainVac product line from REM Enterprises Inc. based in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
REM has led the grain vacuum industry over the last 40 years and with the recent introduction of the VRX model grain vac REM is well positioned for continued leadership in this area. The REM GrainVac will be manufactured in AGI's recently acquired 114,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Swift Current, SK, along with the Batco belt conveyor product line. Sales and manufacturing will transition to AGI immediately with no planned interruption in business.