Mar 08, 2016

June/July 2016

Controlling the Supply Chain

cover photo by Steven Kilger

Jul 17, 2016

“CORN IS KING?”

After a disappointing year of corn returns, grain elevators eye their options

Jul 13, 2016

OSHA Civil and Criminal Penalties on the Rise

For the first time in a quarter century, monetary fines for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety and health standards are set to increase.

Jul 6, 2016

USGC Pivot Points In The Korean Market

A look into the U.S. Grains Council’s ever-evolving market development work in Korea

Jun 30, 2016

Wheat Waiting Game— An Update

USDA projects record high global ending wheat stocks again in 2017, despite record world disappearance.

Jun 28, 2016

FSMA Rules Increase Importance of Mycotoxin Monitoring

Elevators not directly impacted, but business may depend on better testing, record keeping

Jun 27, 2016

Controlling the Supply Chain

The completion of a state-of-the-art feed mill allows Ozark Mountain Poultry to be flexible to changing market demands

Jun 23, 2016

Launching!

My background in media includes helping launch trade magazines and custom publishing (content marketing in today’s lingo) products. Doing the research, figuring out what the audiences wanted, then getting involved in creating a new product was always exciting. And still is!

In August, the launch of Feed & Grain Live culminates with our inaugural event. There’s always the potential for a few headaches (maybe more than a few) when you’re creating something new, but it always gets my adrenaline going.

Jun 7, 2016

The Future of Automation

Facility automation continues to evolve in leaps and bounds

Jun 3, 2016

Reading for Knowledge, Ideas … and Good Management

How encouraging your employees to read can lead to a smarter workplace

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

C-LEVER EVA HE Controller

  • For bulk solids, accuracy is not impacted by different material densities, irregular material flows or extreme friction
  • All connections available (Ethernet, Profibus, CANbus, etc.) as standard equipment to easily connect/coordinate with existing systems

SORTEX H SpectraVision

  • Real-time tracking of sorting performance and emergency warnings with SORTEX Monitoring System
  • Newly designed in-house full-color cameras provide best color differentiation for subtlest of color defects

Feed Ordering Hub

  • Cloud-based hub designed to increase feed ordering and scheduling automation
  • Allows feed mills to make data-driven decisions and allocate resources better

24" Scalperators

  • Provides high capacity method for removing roughage, light fines and chaff in a single pass
  • Large material scalping and air density separation in one pass

Aqua MicroFeed System

  • Enables users to produce microfeed at 40% increased capacity
  • Optimized die can withstand higher pressure caused by smaller holes due to stronger construction, larger diameter and bigger open surface, and smart die base to create equal distribution of feed toward larger die

Metris Vibe

  • Wireless vibration and temperature sensor can monitor health status of mechanical equipment regardless of original manufacturer
  • Offers increased uptime, reduced maintenance, higher production reliability and improved safety

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Marketwatch: Jun, 24

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 7.4421
high: 7.6444
low: 7.4346
close: 7.542

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 15.4141
high: 15.6298
low: 15.3573
close: 15.5279

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 9.6294
high: 9.7673
low: 9.465
close: 9.4735

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 8.9846
high: 8.9946
low: 8.6368
close: 8.6608