“There’s certainly some trade disruptions based on aluminum and steel tariffs,” U.S. Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue said at the National Grain and Feed Association’s annual convention in Scottsdale.
"Feed mills, grain elevators, and grain processors that manufacture, pack process, or hold food for humans or animals must register with the FDA," says David Fairfield, NGFA senior vice president of Feed Services. "You need to understand your obligations."
The first U.S. corn for 2018 is already coming out of the ground.
Farmers as far north as southern Mississippi and northeastern Louisiana have been planting corn this week, while the first corn went into the ground in southern Texas in late February.
“We wanted to serve customers better because the old feed mill was hard to access,” said Steve Vosejpka, Lonsdale Feed Mill, Inc owner.
According to a 2012 New York Times article, 80 farm workers were killed in grain silo accidents in the previous five years. On Tuesday, a man was fatally engulfed by soybeans while trying to clear a blockage at a farm in Amelia County, VA. The accident happened even though he was wearing a safety harness and tethered to the bin at the time.
Midland Marketing broke ground Tuesday on its new grain elevator in Palco, KS. The one-million bushel facility is the first new construction for the Kansas cooperative in 30 years.
Three people have been arrested and charged following a two-year investigation by two county sheriff’s departments into the theft of corn from Brooklyn Elevator, Brooklyn, IA.
Concerns, such as structural integrity and asbestos contamination, over these century-old grain elevators is causing the BNSF Railway to destroy the historic buildings this fall.
A truck at Ardell Feed Lot in Ephrata, PA, burst into flames yesterday after the feed system was engaged.
"The driver engaged the feed system on the back of the truck, and it blew a hydraulic hose or something," says Grant County Fire District 5 Battalion Chief Rick Wentworth. "He didn't even get started. It burst into flames. He just had fire coming out on both sides of the truck."
Crews inspected the Beason, IL, elevator and determined an overheated grain leg bearing likely caused the explosion which resulted in no injuries.
AFIA-KSU offers online course provides in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process.
Ardent Mills launches The Annex, which explores and provides food companies and food service operators with "next" grains and unique plant-based ingredients.
Eleven nations signed a slimmed-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, moving to lower tariffs just as President Trump seeks to raise them after withdrawing from the deal.
Howland Feed Mill, Live Oak, FL, first opened in 1935 and served dairies from south Georgia to central Florida. It was the end of an era when the company closed its doors late last month.
Hoover Feeds had to find a new home when a nearby highway expanded. Turning an unwelcome situation into an opportunity for development, the company rebuilt its feed mill in Goshen, IN.