Nebraska Governor Highlights Importance of NAFTA

Kelly Marshall

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts asked grain industry officials from Mexico and the United States join him Tuesday for a press conference to highlight the importance of Mexico to U.S. agriculture and how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both countries. “Bilateral trade with Mexico has helped grow agriculture in our state over the years,” said Governor Ricketts. …

Audio, Corn, Grain, NCGA, trade

US Grains Council Welcomes Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall

Julia Debes has joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) as their Communications Manager. She has served as communications director for the National Sorghum Producers, assistant director of communications at U.S. Wheat Associates, and in her own communications company. “Having known Julia professionally for several years, I am confident she will be an immediate asset to the Council and a friendly …

Ag Group, Grain

TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities Invest in Agrivida

Kelly Marshall

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology that uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme. “We see Agrivida and its technology as a great new platform …

Agribusiness, Feed, Grain, livestock

Stronger Demand Leads to Brisk Export Says USGC

Kelly Marshall

A report published by the U.S. Grains Council has good news for the grain industry. Exports of U.S. feed grains were promising in the first quarter of the 2016/2017 market year, rising 32 percent over the same quarter last year. Many are hopeful that this strong first quarter, combined with the USDA’s latest full-year forecast, could foretell a higher marketing …

Ag Group, Grain

Invisible Organization Plays Important Role

Kelly Marshall

National Grain and Feed Association is one of those invisible sectors of agriculture, says Randy Gordon. With 1,100 member companies surrounding the feed and grain industry, however, they play a critical role for growers. The ability to help farmers add value to their products through exports and animal agriculture is why we have markets for the grain grown in this …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Grain, NAFB

Field to Market Offers Measurable Sustainability

Kelly Marshall

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels …

Ag Group, Audio, Energy, environment, Exports, Grain, International, sustainability

Precision Investments Paying Off

Cindy Zimmerman

The chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) says the investment farmers have made in new technology and equipment is paying off for their customers. Maryland farmer Chip Councell, who was attending an event in Detroit this week to promote exports of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products to international buyers, related how farmers in his area were able to …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Exports, Grain

Kinze Introduces Single Auger Grain Cart

Kelly Marshall

From the company that gave the world the first two-wheeled flotation grain cart almost 50 years ago comes another standard in grain handling performance. The new 850-bushel Kinze 851 and 1,050 Kinze 1051 single auger grain carts offer simplicity, reliability and innovation. “We’ve always had a reputation of building rugged grain carts for the field,” said Susie Kinzenbaw Veatch, President …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Grain

Study Shows Corn Exports Add $74.7 Billion to Economy

Kelly Marshall

In 2014 the export sale of corn and corn products in the U.S. generated $74.7 billion.  The total rises to $82 billion when expanded to include all feed grain products, says a new report by Informa Economics. Overall, corn exports increased the U.S. GDP by $29.8 billion, compared to what would have occurred without these exports.  Full-time jobs related directly …

Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grain, trade

HTS Ag Acquires Aeration Management Solutions

Kelly Marshall

The precision technology company HTS Ag, is announcing the acquisition of Aeration Management Solution’s (AMS) business assets.  AMS has provided farmers and commercial grain markets with OPI Integris Advanced Grain Management Systems and CMC Industrial Electronics Hazard Monitoring (HazMon) sales, installation and service in Indianapolis, Indiana. AMS was founded in 2010 and has been selling, installing and servicing OPI Advanced Grain …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Grain