GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries East Pottawattemie County (IA) Farm Bureau Donate Three Grain Bin Rescue Tubes to Local Fire Departments (Daily Nonpareil) Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:18:26 EDT MGEX Has Fourth Highest Volume Day of All-Time on Monday, June 29 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:38:29 EDT Minneapolis, MNand#151;MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), set a pair of top five daily volume records on Monday, with total volume finishing the day at 21,534 contracts traded, making it the 4th-highest volume day in the history of the Exchange. Electronic volume from Monday was the 3rdbest of all-time, reaching 20,296. This marks the second-straight day MGEX has set a pair of top 10 daily volume records. Total volume for the month of June, which surpassed the all-time monthly record following Friday’s activity, even further extended that margin on Monday, now standing at 244,538 contracts traded. Electronic volume USDA NASS May Agricultural Prices Report Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:10:50 EDT Neogen Monday Mycotoxin Report (Video) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:09:33 EDT MGEX Sets Pair of Top 10 Daily Volume Records on June 26 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:18:38 EDT Minneapolis and#151; MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), set top 10 daily records in both total volume and electronic volume on Friday. Total volume was the 7th-best ever, coming in at 20,289, while electronic volume finished the day at 18,965, which is 3rd-best on the electronic daily volume charts. The Exchange used this pair of records to achieve a milestone, setting a new all-time monthly volume record as 223,004 contracts have now been traded during June. Electronic volume for June now stands at 197,104 with two trade dates remaining in the month. This is the 3rd-highest electronic U.S. Rains Cause Increase in Australia Wheat Prices (ABC Rural) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:10:32 EDT Heavy Rains Across U.S. Cause Damage Concerns For International Buyers (Reuters) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:06:58 EDT United Soybean Board "See For Yourself" Program Gives U.S. Farmers International Soybean Tour (USB) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:14:04 EDT Legal Battle to Grow Canola in Willamette Valley, OR Continues (Capital Press) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:57:50 EDT Rainy Conditions and Flooding Cause Issues For OH Corn Producers (Washington Times) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:44:50 EDT Western NW Beginning to Show Signs of Drought (Southwest Farm Press) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:15:29 EDT USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Wheat, Soybeans, Sorghum Up; Corn Down Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:11:19 EDT Wet Spring Weather May Cause Decrease in LA Soybean Yields (Delta Farm Press) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:09:40 EDT NGFA and AFIA Make Additions to Hazard Communications Compliance Guide Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:53:03 EDT In May, NGFA and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) released a hazard communication compliance program guide for consideration and use by grain handling, feed, ingredient and processing facilities. The free, 50-page guidance document was developed to assist the industry in preparation for compliance with updates to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's safety data sheets (SDSs) and hazard communication compliance requirements. The Corn Refiners Association and the North American Millers Association (NAMA) also contributed to the guidance document. Following the document's distribution and a subsequent webinar (recording), AFIA and NGFA received numerous inquiries from both members and non-members International Grains Council June 2015 Grain Market Report Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:45 EDT Bunge Grain Elevator in Morristown, IN Receives Approval to Pave Road to New Scales (Shelbyville News) Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:13:32 EDT U.S. Drought Monitor: Light to Moderate Precipitation Across Midwest and Great Lakes Region Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:59:48 EDT IFC Invests $20 Million to Support Agrivision Africa Grain Production Expansion (IFC) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:39:06 EDT CHS, Inc. Appoints Beth LaBreche as Vice President of Enterprise Marketing and Communications Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:40:33 EDT St. Paul, Minn., June 25, 2015 — Beth LaBreche, a respected business leader with more than 25 years of communications experience, has joined CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP) as vice president of Enterprise Marketing and Communications. She will oversee branding, marketing and communications strategy initiatives for the Fortune 100 energy, grains and foods company. "We are excited to have Beth lead the CHS Enterprise Marketing and Communications group, where she will help us further develop a differentiated and measurable marketing and communications strategy that will drive growth for CHS and our cooperative- and farmer-owners," said Linda Tank, senior vice president, CHS Communications U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million in Sorghum Research Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:35:58 EDT Lubbock, Texas — The U.S. Department of Energy has recently announced it will be investing $30 million in sorghum research through the Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program, one of two new programs providing a more secure and sustainable energy future. "This investment is critical for the sorghum industry's future," said J.B. Stewart, National Sorghum Producers Board Chairman. "Producer investments alone cannot move the industry forward. "We must have government and private industry investment. "We applaud DOE for making such a vital commitment to our rapidly growing industry." The TERRA program seeks to develop technologies that can increase the precision, National Corn Growers Association Calls Trade Promotion Authority Passage "Huge Victory" Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:30:44 EDT Washington and#151; June 24, 2015 and#151; The National Corn Growers Association today celebrated passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) in the Senate, following last week’s vote in the House of Representatives. “Today is a huge victory for America’s corn farmers and the entire agricultural industry,” said Chip Bowling, a Maryland farmer and president of NCGA. “Ag exports are a major driver of the U.S. economy, supporting more than one million jobs. "With greater market access, American farmers and ranchers can do even more. "Thank you to both the Senate and the House of Representatives Kansas Wheat Commission Wheat Harvest Report: Day Five Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:08:32 EDT This is day 5 of the 2015 Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Praise for the late season rains keeps pouring in from around the state. Industry experts had pegged them the "million bushel rains," but it looks like they have added even more to this year's crop. Steve Thummel from the Plains Equity Exchange and Coop Union said that the harvest near Plains, in Meade County, is around 45% complete. Area farmers are seeing 20-30 bushels an acre for dryland wheat while Central KS Wheat Harvest Off to Good Start (Kansas Agland) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:36:03 EDT Video Captures Demolition of 105-Year-Old Parrish and Heimbecker Grain Mill in Saskatoon (Video) (Western Producer) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:33:35 EDT High Temps And Winds Speed Wheat Harvest in Central Kansas (Great Bend Tribune) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:31:00 EDT