Magazine

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 21, 2016

Preventing Bin Failures is ‘All About Details’

The largest of commercial grain bins can be brought down by ignoring the smallest of details, according to Rod Carpenter, senior partner at Clear Creek and Associates. Whether caused by incorrect component installation, improper construction, faulty engineering, rust or even Mother Nature, many commercial corrugated grain bin failures are preventable.

Jun 20, 2016

Panama Canal to Increase Opportunity Across the Pond


The U.S. grain industry has anticipated the completion of the Panama Canal expansion since the project was announced nearly a decade ago. It is a vital trade route for agricultural commodities shipped from the East Coast and the Mississippi River destined for Asia and western South American countries.

Photo by Panama Canal Authority

Jun 17, 2016

When Is It Time to Turn over the Reins?

Thinking ahead about retirement beyond succession planning

Jun 16, 2016

Wheat Waiting Game

Time to define your strategy, set futures carries, then watch for opportunities to develop

Jun 15, 2016

Consolidation Leading to Expansion for Grain Storage Facilities

As yields rise and companies combine, facilities have to grow smartly to keep up

Jun 14, 2016

Keeping Feed Bodies Clean

How to keep the moving part of a biosecurity plan secure

Jun 13, 2016

Stay Safe Out There

Bin entrapments and deaths on farms decreased last year, but it’s still a huge safety concern

Jun 10, 2016

NAFTA Continues to Create Growth for US Coarse Grains, Co-products in Mexico

A lesson on how strong trade policy and market development benefits U.S. agriculture

Jun 9, 2016

The Countdown Is On

Reserve your spot now for the newest must-attend event in 2016

Jun 8, 2016

Providing an Upside in a Down Market

Legal considerations for incorporating upfront premiums and contingent delivery
obligations into grain origination programs

Jun 7, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Creates Opportunities Across the Pond

Question remains whether the U.S. can capitalize on its full potential

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

Apr 26, 2016

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers an Unfortunate Growing Pain in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia will have to embrace genuine trade liberalization, in all aspects — sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and import authorizations, in addition to tariff removals — if it wishes to see its full potential for food security and economic prosperity. Currently, non-tariff trade barriers (NTTBs) are becoming the norm, as nations are willing to liberalize on paper, but not on the ground.

Apr 22, 2016

The Fight for Renewable Fuel Standard Levels

In May 2015 the EPA proposed lower RFS volumes and the industry stood up and fought back

Apr 21, 2016

Five Key Tactics for Keeping Employees Safe

Follow these steps to create a culture of safety in the workplace

Apr 19, 2016

Issues and Trends for Food and Agriculture 2016

U.S.-Cuba relations, TPP approval and GMO labelling are set to take center stage this year

Apr 18, 2016

Thriving in the Midstream

Survival of independent grain operations depends on long-term strategy.

Apr 15, 2016

Handle with Care

Allow Feed & Grain to guide you through handling grain and employees

Apr 14, 2016

Combustible Dust: Now a Labeled Hazard

New Hazard Communication Standard rules align the United States with the rest of the world

Apr 12, 2016

Strategies for Enhancing Your Business Online

Building a brand on social media is vital to being a successful competitor

Apr 10, 2016

Tackle the Big, Hard Stuff, Not the Easy Little Stuff

How to leave your comfort zone and utilize your team to achieve ideal results

Apr 7, 2016

How to Manage Generational Differences in the Workplace

Millennials are always on their phones and never pay attention. Baby boomers don’t know how to adapt to new technology. Sound familiar? Generational tension and lack of understanding can cause phrases like these to float around the workplace.

For the first time, four different generations are working together side-by-side. Supervisors are managing people with an age difference ranging up to 40 years.

Apr 5, 2016

Double Upgrade Exceeds Expectations

CHS Larsen Cooperative in central Wisconsin smashes volume records with two terminal expansions to meet customers’ needs

Feb 10, 2016

Enhancing a Diverse Business Environment

How bringing in new ideas can be win-win for employees and the company

Feb 8, 2016

Quality Counts

Our customers around the world want to understand what happened throughout the U.S. crop year and how that impacted the quality of the U.S. grains available for them to buy. With the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Harvest Quality Report and Corn Export Cargo Quality Report — and through the face-to-face meetings that help present them to customers — we are helping U.S. agriculture maintain its premium brand in the global marketplace.

Feb 2, 2016

Grains See Gains from TPP

But the outlook remains murky as key Congress members oppose it

Jan 31, 2016

Transformational Changes

Looking back on 15 years of technology improvements and remarkable leadership

Jan 28, 2016

AFIA Recommits ‘4 Promises’ to Members

Updated member services campaign to focus on Voice, Representation, Expertise and Engagement

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