Feb 7, 2017

New President Good for Agriculture?

Only time will tell if President-elect Trump can make good on promises to ag.

Feb 7, 2017

Record Crops and New Debates About Trade Set Tone for Successful Export Exchange 2016

USGC’s long-term presence in Asian markets helps ensure ongoing demand for U.S. grains.


Feb 7, 2017

Embracing Diversity Because It Makes Good Business Sense

Tips for solidifying a diversity plan in your business.

Feb 7, 2017

Big Decisions Along the Road to Growth

Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in Arcadia, IA, details the steps involved in planning a new mill.

Feb 6, 2017

Design Trends Give Mills a Competitive Advantage

From layout to building materials, options are abundant, but the right choices depend on your circumstances.

Feb 2, 2017

Family Values Ground Integrated Poultry Operation

Claxton Poultry Farms builds new feed mill, 15 years in the making in Surrency, GA

Photo courtesy of Younglove Construction L.L.C.

Jan 26, 2017

Suppliers Make Changes to Comply with New VFD Rules

FDA trying to decrease usage of antibiotics important for both human and animal health.

Jan 20, 2017

The Power of Planning

Here we are again, at the beginning of another year. It’s time to make those resolutions and really stick to them this time. Right? This year I decided to start on one before the holidays even started — to get my family’s schedule impeccably organized.

Jan 20, 2017

Great Opportunities Await at IPPE

January gives us a chance to reflect on the past, plan for the new year and start anew. That’s why it’s perfect that January also brings the annual International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the perfect place to get a mile-high view of the feed industry.

Nov 9, 2016

Deep Ties in Mature Global Markets Bolster Relationships, Sales

USGC’s long-term presence in Asian markets helps ensure ongoing demand for U.S. grains

Nov 8, 2016

The Run up to a New Farm Bill

Congressional hearings to begin in 2017, with many challenges ahead

Image by USDAgov/Flickr

Nov 2, 2016

Preparing For the Unpredictable With Traceability

Traceability software helps facilities manage ingredient flow, government audits and recalls

Oct 31, 2016

Managing the 2016 Crop

Challenges await grain handlers thanks to all-time record U.S. crop production

Oct 26, 2016

Hard Work Leads to Success

Planning and executing Feed & Grain LIVE wasn’t easy, but it was worth it

Oct 19, 2016

Never Too Busy for Safety

Try to achieve an accident-free workplace this harvest season

U.S. Navy photo by Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC (SW)

Oct 13, 2016

Strategic Cost Management: Navigating a Down Cycle in Agriculture

Useful tools for managers in a tough ag economy

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Oct 13, 2016

Rail Upgrade Spurs Co-op Expansion

South Dakota Wheat Growers builds world-class agronomy, fertilizer and shuttle loading facility in Kennebec, SD, giving members easy access to export markets

Oct 4, 2016

Education: The Key to Biosecurity Planning

Developing a biosecurity plan for your feed or feed ingredient facility is the first line of defense against the potential threat of spreading livestock and poultry diseases. It’s also key to meeting the FDA’s requirements for animal food controls under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Sep 29, 2016

When to Cry Over Spilled Milk

Accidents happen. It’s important to be prepared and have responses ready when on-site accidents occur

Sep 21, 2016

Opportunity Rises From Tragedy

International Nutrition built itself back up from facility collapse, better than ever

Sep 7, 2016

The ‘iGen’ Generation: Implications for the Feed and Grain Workplace

Harnessing their qualities of teamwork, tech savvy and action to improve your business

Image by AlbertHerring/ Tulane Public Relations[email protected]

Aug 29, 2016

Focus on Colombia: A Growing Market with Bullish Potential

A lesson in why trade policy matters

Courtesy of the USGC

Aug 9, 2016

Linking Quality to Trade

Feed & Grain LIVE to highlight the connection between grain quality and market opportunities

Aug 7, 2016

Feed & Grain LIVE Feels Like Going Back to School

Learning is a lifelong endeavor for those in the feed and grain business

Jul 17, 2016


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

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Marketwatch: Feb, 01

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 6.8325
high: 6.8875
low: 6.7808
close: 6.8028

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 14.9025
high: 15.0323
low: 14.8598
close: 14.969

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 8.2642
high: 8.4037
low: 8.2167
close: 8.374

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 6.8955
high: 7.0355
low: 6.8905
close: 7.0099