GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries MGEX Reports Highest Volume Month in Exchange History During November Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:14:33 EST Minneapolis, MN and#151; MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), completed the highest volume month in its storied history on Monday, finishing November with a total volume of 272,202. This surpassed the previous record set in August by more than 6,000 and is a 39 percent increase from November of 2014. This marks the fifth time this year MGEX has reported a monthly volume greater than 200,000, doing so for the first time in the history of the Exchange. Electronic volume from November also set a new all-time record, coming in at 244,288 contracts traded. This is six Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center Appoints John Lawrence as Research Director Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:54:50 EST Salina, KS and#151; Following an international search, John Lawrence has joined the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center as its first research director. Lawrence, a doctorate-level agricultural engineer who specializes in food processing, specifically grain storage management, is the facility's first hire since opening this summer. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, located in Salina, is a research, testing and educational facility dedicated to the science and understanding of bulk solids materials handling. The center is the only one of its kind in North America, housing six laboratories for university and industry-sponsored research; training, conference and lecture rooms; USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Winter Wheat Emerged: 93%; Sorghum Harvested: 98% Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:55:11 EST USDA November Agricultural Prices Report Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:52:27 EST K-State University IGP Institute Hosts Buhler Flowsheet Technology Course ... Nov. 16-20 ... Manhattan, KS Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:17:09 EST Manhattan, Kan. and#151; The IGP Institute hosted seven industry professionals on November 16-20, 2015 for the Buhler Flowsheet Technology course. The course covered a variety of topics including storage conditions of wheat, various approaches to the wheat cleaning process according to wheat variety, rules and principles of flowsheet design, application of 8-rollermill in flowsheets, purification, bran finisher and germ recovery, among other topics. “I’m not a miller, so this course helped to clear up a lot of things,” says Guillermo Aello Uriate, course participant. “Now I can give a better service to my customers because I’ve participated in this program.” The Members of Louis Dreyfus Family Ask For Buy Out of 20% Stake Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:48:04 EST Excessive Rain Impacts Farmers' Independent Research of Seed Technologies Seed Tests in MO Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:33:03 EST Illinois Corn Growers Association Honors Ethanol and Environmental Supporters at Annual Meeting Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:35:11 EST South Dakota Soybean Association to Elect New Board Members and Officers at Annual Meeting Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:30:34 EST USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Wheat and Sorghum Up; Corn and Soybeans Down Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:15:43 EST U.S. Grain Handlers Continue Search For Cheaper Grain Bins and Storage Options as Prices Continue Downward Trend Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:07:17 EST U.S. Drought Monitor: Most of Midwest Region Received Ample Precipitation; IN, MI, and OH Drought Status Remains Steady Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:58:40 EST MGEX Reports Top 20 Electronic Daily Volume Record on Nov. 24 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:31:05 EST Minneapolis, MN and#151; MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), continued its streak of high volume on Tuesday by reporting a total volume of 18,299, good enough for 18th-best on the all-time list. Electronic volume also finished in the top 20, ending the day in the No. 19 spot at 16,192 contracts traded. This is now the sixth top 25 day MGEX has had this month. Of the past nine days, seven have seen volume greater than 14,000. The Exchange’s total volume during this historic month now stands at 240,702 with three trade dates remaining. This is just Beattie Farmers Union Co-Op (KS) Members Decide Against Proposed Merger With Farmers Cooperative in Dorchester, NE Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:27:22 EST NE Sorghum Acreage Doubles in 2015, Leading to Highest Yields in U.S. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:07:11 EST U.S. Farmers Find Need to Increase Storage Capacity Amid Continued Low Grain Prices Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:00:08 EST USDA to Host 2016 Ag Outlook Forum ... Feb. 25-26 ... Arlington, VA Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:20:49 EST MIT Economist Study Shows Prospect of Improving Agricultural Trade to Be Negatively Impacted By Warming Climate Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:11:18 EST NE Corn and Soybean Yields Variable, Yet Above Average Following Harvest Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:05:20 EST USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:01:23 EST Researchers Find Midwest In-Field Corn Moisture Low as 12% in 2015 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:00:20 EST Scoular Completes Acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc. Special Crops Division Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:17:12 EST Omaha, NE and#151; November 23, 2015 and#151; Scoular, a leading U.S.-based agricultural marketing company, is expanding its reach into new geographies and products with the completion of its acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc.’s (LWI) Special Crops Division, a global merchandiser and processor of special crops, pulses, and associated healthy, specialty food ingredients. In September, Scoular entered into an agreement with LWI to acquire substantially all of the assets of LWI’s Special Crops Division for CAD $94 million plus the amount of net working capital at closing. The transaction was finalized today after meeting all regulatory requirements. Scoular now owns the USDA ERS 2015 Farm Sector Income Forecast Report ... Farm Sector Profitability Expected to Weaken in 2015 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:20:11 EST FDA Issues Guidance on Voluntary Labeling for Foods with Biotech Ingredients (Federal Register) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:11:02 EST GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation Distance Education Course ... Jan. 4 - Feb. 5 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:07:04 EST