The Great Grain Marketing Debate

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Grain, Monsanto

Grain marketing was at the center of many educational sessions during the 2016 Commodity Classic, as the stressful state of the economy has made it imperative for farmers to have a clear understanding of grain marketing. One session at this year’s event, the Great Grain Marketing Debate, offered attendees a valuable panel discussion on grain marketing strategies for 2016. One … Read More

All Things Grain Marketing At

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Farm Management, Grain, Markets, an online marketplace for farmers and grain buyers, has updated their services to include market alerts, newsletters and grain market analysis videos. is an online tool that offers access to an abundance of grain market data and information for farmers and industry. “ is an interactive online platform for farmers, grain merchandisers and any other agriculture professional, that … Read More

FarmLink Says Potential $8.1B Revenue Left In 2015

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Corn, Data, FarmLink, Grain

With challenging conditions and tough markets this year, farmers have to be aware of which tools can help best utilize their farmland. FarmLink, for the second year in a row, analyzed their benchmarking data from across the US and found that approximately one third of farm operations could have earned additional revenue in 2015. New data tools, such as Discovery … Read More

Corn Demand Estimates Reflect Sluggish Markets

Taylor TruckeyCorn, Grain, Markets, NCGA

Growers across the country have worked hard in less than desirable conditions this year to bring in a quality corn crop. With a predicted 3rd largest corn crop produced on record, NCGA is working hard to constantly improve demand for the commodity. As this week’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand estimates report lowered corn demand estimates by 60 million bushels … Read More

AccuGrain Named #AFBF16 Rural Entrepreneur of the Year

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Audio, Grain, technology

AccuGrain of Rose Hill, Iowa was named the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year, announced at AFBF’s 97th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show on Monday. The AccuGrain team, led by founder Ryan Augustine, received a total of $30,000 in prize money to implement his business idea, which is X-ray technology to inventory flowing grain in real time. “This is … Read More

GROWMARK Names New Grain Director

Cindy ZimmermanGrain, Growmark

GROWMARK, Inc. has announced the appointment of Bob Rasmus as the Executive Director, Grain, which became effective in June. Rasmus, who received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Illinois State University, will be responsible for providing grain operations leadership, risk management analysis, and marketing direction to member cooperatives. He will also oversee the operations of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC., … Read More

Farmers to Vote for New Cooperative

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Grain

The Boards of Directors for North Central Farmers Elevator (NCFE) and Wheat Growers (WG) have come together in an agreement to unify the two cooperatives.  In June the members of these groups will vote to ratify the decision to become  member-owned, locally governed CentraGro Cooperative. “The vote on the Unification Agreement taken by our Board members reflects the overall support … Read More

Hearing on Grain Standards Act

Cindy ZimmermanASA, Government, Grain, Soybeans

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing Tuesday to review the U.S. Grain Standards Act, which has provisions that expire this year. The act authorizes USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service to establish marketing standards for a variety of grains and oilseeds and was last reauthorized in 2005. “Predictability and transparency are key to maintaining a global … Read More

Propane Upgrade Grain Dryer Efficiency

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Energy, Grain, PERC, propane

Farmers at Commodity Classic were showing increased interest in upgrading their grain dryers to high efficiency propane units. Cinch Munson with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) says their research shows that a new propane grain dryer can result in 50% efficiency savings. “PERC has worked with a number of grain dryers manufacturers over the past few years to … Read More

Superior Manufacturing Now Offering Heavy Bins

John DavisAgribusiness, Grain

Superior Manufacturing is now offering heavy bins in its lineup of grain storage, handling and conditioning systems. The North Dakota-based company says the new bins have the same roofs, floors and unload systems as Superior farm bins, but the heavy bins’ sidewalls are formed with thicker steel for added strength and range from 15 to 48 feet in diameter with … Read More