GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries Louis Dreyfus Co. Reports First Half Income Up 3.8% Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:11:29 EDT U.S. Trade Clash With China Could Hurt U.S. Exports Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:59:00 EDT USGC Interactive Map Helps Tell Story of Grain Export Value to U.S. Economy Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:43:10 EDT The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) launched this week an interactive online map showing the value of U.S. grain exports to farmers and the economies of each U.S. state. The new tool is available at A recent study commissioned by USGC and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) showed that exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion. The study offered details of these results by state and selected Congressional districts, showing results for corn, ethanol and its byproduct distiller’s dried grains with IGC Raises Global Wheat Production, Trims Corn Crop Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:37:24 EDT Open Harvest Weather For Corn Belt Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:36:12 EDT Sorghum Like Wheat and Corn Poised to Produce Excellent Yields Across Eastern Colorado Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:02:01 EDT Eastern Iowa Flooding, Wet Fields Interrupt Fall Harvests Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:02 EDT Warm, Dry Weather Pattern Likely For Texas Winter Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:52:28 EDT 2016 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America Draws 200 to Manhattan, KS Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:38:58 EDT GrainCorp to Spend $21 Million Preparing For Bumper Grain Harvest Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:32:20 EDT New Farmers Cooperative Train-Loading Facility in Frankfort, KS Now Open Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:14:38 EDT Grain Shipments on Mississippi River Could Halt For Weekend Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:08:41 EDT Analysts Predict Impact of USDA's Sept. 29 Grian Stocks Report Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:06:42 EDT High Water Conditions Delaying Upper Mississippi River Traffic Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:59:27 EDT This article is taken from the Sept. 29 USDA Grain Transportation Report: According to USDA’s September 27 Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in several Midwestern communities from September 20 to 23. Flood levels in parts of eastern Iowa were the second highest on record since June 2008. Runoff from the rains has raised water levels on the Upper Mississippi River and caused some disruptions in barge movements. On September 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a status report indicating that Mississippi River Lock 17 (New Boston, IL), Lock 18 (Gladstone, IL), and Wheat Exports For Week of Sept. 22 Up 43% From Year Earlier Period Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:56:16 EDT This article is taken from the Sept. 29 USDA Grain Transportation Report: For the week ending September 22, total inspections of wheat for export from all major export regions reached .921 million metric tons (mmt), up 52% from the past week, and 43% above last year. Weekly wheat inspections increased primarily to Asia, and were also the highest in 3 years. Inspections of corn increased 3% from the past week while soybean inspections dropped 49%. Total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) reached 2.63 million metric tons (mmt), down 1 percent from the previous week, up 30 percent from last Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway August Grain Exports Up 79% Over Last Year Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:49:46 EDT This article is taken from the Sept. 29 USDA Grain Transportation Report: During the month of August, export grain inspections for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region are up 79% from the previous month, and up 58% from the same time last year. Inspections of corn and soybeans inspected for export in the region for August are up notably from last year. Grain shipments through the Great Lakes increased mainly due to increased demand for corn from Europe and Africa, and also because of higher demand for soybeans from Canada and China. During the last 4 weeks, Great Lakes export grain inspections Despite Low Prices, Wheat Having Trouble Competing With Corn as Feed at Feed Lots Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:10:06 EDT Iowa's Big Crop Likely to Surpass This Fall's Grain Storage Capacity Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:59:46 EDT AFIA to Host Two FSMA Hazard Analysis Trainings ... First Is Dec. 6-7 in Arlington, VA Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:55:07 EDT The American Feed Industry Association invites its members to take part in one of two Food Safety Modernization Act hazard analysis training sessions being offered this winter. The first training date is Dec. 6-7, at the Westin Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Registration is open on AFIA's website. The session is ideal for those working to develop a facility's hazard analysis (i.e. preventive controls qualified individuals and employees serving in quality assurance/quality control positions) and is limited to 150 AFIA member participants. The early-bird rate of $350 runs through Nov. 5. There is a $100 discount for online registrations making early-bird I-80 Harvest Tour Asks: Will There Be Enough Storage For This Fall's Crop? Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:29:02 EDT South Dakota Winter Wheat Planting Nears Halfway Point Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:25:12 EDT Louis Dreyfus Company Inaugurates Claypool Glycerin Refinery Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:34:08 EDT Wilton, CTand#151;Louis Dreyfus Company LLC announced Sept. 28 the official inauguration of the new glycerin refinery at its subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, IN. The opening ceremony was attended by local officials and industry representatives. The refinery is the second largest in the US producing USP-grade Kosher refined glycerin, with a capacity of 80 million pounds per year. Louis Dreyfus Company has been marketing crude glycerin, a co-product of the biodiesel process at Claypool, since the facility began operations in 2007. The addition of the new refinery allows the plant to process up to 100% of its crude glycerin production South American Crop Consultants Dr. Michael Cordonnier Projects South American Corn Acreage Up 25% From Year Ago Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:31:43 EDT Heritage Foundation Report: Do Ag Producers Need Government Intervention to Manage Risk? Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:24:10 EDT ND Public Service Commission Reports State's 2015 Licensed Grain Storage Increased by 20 Million Bushels Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:22:59 EDT