GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin Wed, 27 May 2015 16:04:52 EDT DuPont Pioneer Closes Kekaha, HI Facility; 34 Workers Laid Off (Hawaii News Now) Wed, 27 May 2015 13:32:29 EDT USDA Crop Progress Report Shows 74% of U.S. Corn in Good/Excellent Condition (Farm Futures) Wed, 27 May 2015 11:49:42 EDT Upcoming Webinar: Grain Protectants: Application and Accuracy of Application ... Presented by John Mueller, May 28 at 2 p.m. CT Wed, 27 May 2015 11:33:21 EDT Sample Safety Data Sheet For Dust From Animal Feed Production Wed, 27 May 2015 11:17:56 EDT ADM Corporate Responsibility Report Shows Significant Progress Toward Environmental Goals Wed, 27 May 2015 10:44:24 EDT Chicago and#151; Through the implementation of hundreds of energy efficiency projects and major operational improvements in water reuse and recovery at large processing plants, Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) has been able to sharply reduce its use of water and energy per unit of production—known as water and energy intensity—in recent years. In its latest Corporate Responsibility report, now available at, the company reports that it has reduced water intensity 19.1 percent since 2008, and that energy intensity has declined 17.3 percent since 2010. Both of these figures put the company ahead of its goal of achieving a Safety Health Environmental Services Update With Sample Safety Data Sheets For Whole Grain Handling, Processing, and Animal Food Production Wed, 27 May 2015 09:04:35 EDT Sample Safety Data Sheet For Dust From Whole Grain Handling, Processing Wed, 27 May 2015 09:00:09 EDT Registration Now Open For 2015 International Grain Quality and Food Security Conference ... Aug. 3-6 ... Manhattan, KS Wed, 27 May 2015 08:44:29 EDT Registration for the 2015 International Grain Quality and Food Security Conference is now open. The conference is proudly hosted by the globally unique IGP Institute of Kansas State University, in collaboration with NC-213 (The Quality Grains Research Consortium). The conference will be held August 3-6, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The overall goal of this conference is to provide a global symposium on the technical, scientific and economic opportunities and challenges involved in global grain-based food, feed, fiber and fuel supply chains to assure food security through physical and economic access. Technical Session Categories Historic Grain Elevator in South Lyon, MI Demolished (Home Town Life) Wed, 27 May 2015 08:30:47 EDT USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Corn Planted: 92%, Corn Emerged: 74%; Soybeans Planted: 61%, Soybeans Emerged: 32%; Spring Wheat Planted: 96%, Spring Wheat Emerged: 80% Wed, 27 May 2015 08:13:42 EDT USDA NASS Report Shows 85% of NE Corn Crop Planted (TH Online) Tue, 26 May 2015 13:12:59 EDT AHPIS Unable to Provide Answers About GM Wheat Found in Montana State University Research Lab (Billings Gazette) Tue, 26 May 2015 11:04:29 EDT USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Wheat Up; Corn, Soybeans, and Sorghum Down Tue, 26 May 2015 10:11:13 EDT Texas A&M and Office of Texas State Chemist Offering Feed Industry HACCP Online Training Course ... June 8 - August 14 Tue, 26 May 2015 10:05:40 EDT Implementation of hazard analysis and preventative food safety controls by feed manufacturers is required in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Many feed firms have already begun to implement preventative controls using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles to address their customers’ needs, retain competitiveness in a global market, and prepare for the FDA regulations, first published in 2013 in draft form. The first step toward adoption of HACCP principles is the selection of a group of knowledgeable employees for the HACCP team. Once established, the HACCP team will be tasked to apply a science‐based approach to identify and National Farmers Union Commends Senate Agricultural Committee For Approving U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (WNAX) Tue, 26 May 2015 09:38:06 EDT Smithfield Foods Commends Walmart Animal Welfare and Antibiotic Positions Tue, 26 May 2015 08:39:41 EDT Smithfield, Va., May 22, 2015 — Smithfield Foods said today that it supports Walmart in its release of the company's new animal welfare and antibiotics positions. Smithfield is already compliant with the newly announced policies on its company-owned farms and encourages the rest of the industry to develop programs consistent with these guidelines. Smithfield ceased using human-grade antibiotics for growth promotion in its pigs on company-owned and contract farms more than two years ago. This move voluntarily aligned Smithfield with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) guidelines 209 and 213 years ahead of schedule. "We understand that potential antibiotic resistance is a public TX and OK No Longer Show Extreme or Exceptional Drought Status After Heavy Rains (Southwest Farm Press) Tue, 26 May 2015 08:14:26 EDT Illinois Farm Bureau Statement Regarding Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Fri, 22 May 2015 22:10:56 EDT The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the Senate passage today of Trade Promotion Authority. “Illinois Farm Bureau members rely heavily on agricultural exports for their livelihoods so we are pleased with today’s Senate vote to give President Obama and the next president Trade Promotion Authority. TPA gives our nation the ability to reach the best possible deal for American agriculture and other sectors in the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. “Over the past five years, Illinois farmers and processors have exported more than $40 billion worth of ‘made in Illinois’ corn, soybeans, Corn Growers Praise Senate For Passing Trade Promotion Authority Fri, 22 May 2015 22:07:21 EDT Washington, DCand#151;The National Corn Growers Association May 21 praised the Senate for passing the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) and urged the House of Representatives to quickly pass the bill. “Thank you to the senators who voted in favor of Trade Promotion Authority,” said Chip Bowling, a Maryland farmer and president of NCGA. “This legislation is critical to removing trade barriers, expanding our access to global markets, and ensuring farmers get the best possible trade agreements.” “America’s farmers and ranchers are counting on the House of Representatives to step up and pass this important legislation as soon Statement by AFIA CEO/President Joel Newman Regarding Senate's Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Fri, 22 May 2015 22:05:14 EDT Statement by Joel G. Newman, President and CEO, American Feed Industry Association, Regarding Senate's Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation May 22, 2015 "The American Feed Industry Association applauds the Senate's passage today of trade promotion authority legislation. AFIA strongly urges the House to follow and approve TPA as soon as possible. "The passage of a sound TPA bill is increasingly important to AFIA and the U.S. feed industry as U.S. Trade Representative negotiators near conclusion of discussions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). "At the same time, the U.S. continues to dig deeper into current negotiations with Canada Canola Inventories to Fall to 18-Year Low Following Weak Seeding Expectations (Agri Money) Fri, 22 May 2015 11:52:32 EDT U.S. Bird Flu Outbreak to Further Weken Grain Market (Reuters) Fri, 22 May 2015 11:42:42 EDT U.S. Wheat Supply Continues to Grow Despite Increased Usage (Agri News) Fri, 22 May 2015 10:04:56 EDT The Andersons Inc. CEO Says Company Not Interested in Being Acquired By Richardson International (Reuters) Fri, 22 May 2015 09:09:14 EDT