GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Corn, 78% Silking, 17% Dough; Soybeans, 76% Blooming, 38% Setting Pods; Winter Wheat, 83% Harvested; Spring Wheat, 93% Headed Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:47:14 EDT USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Soybeans and Sorghum Up; Corn and Wheat Down Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:58:41 EDT GIPSA Proposes Revisions to Barley Grade, Quality Standards (Federal Register) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:52:55 EDT United Grain Export Facility in Vancouver, WA Halts Operations As Grain Inspectors Cannot Enter Due to Picket Lines (Columbian) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:03:01 EDT U.S. Wheat Associates July 24 Wheat Letter Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56:49 EDT CoBank Partners With USDA in Public-Private Partnership For Rural Infrastructure Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:07:10 EDT Denver—CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, announced July 24 that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the formation of a new public-private partnership focused on infrastructure investment in rural America. The new "U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund" will serve as a source of private-sector capital to partner with USDA on wide variety of infrastructure projects in rural communities. CoBank will act as anchor investor and has committed $10 billion of balance sheet capacity to co-lend with the fund. The fund was formally launched today in Washington, Bunge Names John McGlade to Board of Directors Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:24 EDT White Plains, NYand#151;Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) July 23 announced that John E. McGlade has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective August 5, 2014. Mr. McGlade, age 60, was chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Air Products from 2008 to 2014. He joined Air Products in 1976 and held positions in the company's Chemicals and Process Industries, Performance Materials and Chemicals Group divisions. He was appointed president and chief operating officer of Air Products in 2006 and retained the title of president when he was named as chairman and CEO two years later. "John's strong leadership of a global company Grain Producers Using More Storage Bags to House Harvested Grain (Reuters) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:24:34 EDT Strong Winds Damage Grain Bin Near Carrington, ND ... Video (VNL) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:17:01 EDT CN Expects Grain Backlog to Be Cleared Soon (Bloomberg) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:12:51 EDT Man Dies Due to Fall at Grain Elevator in Southern SK (Leader-Post) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:34 EDT IGP Institute Names Brandi Miller Assistant Director Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:57:09 EDT Manhattan, KSand#151;In response to the growing initiatives of the IGP Institute at Kansas State University, Brandi Miller has been recently named assistant director. In her expanded role, Miller will continue to support the IGP Institute programming and take on additional leadership responsibilities. “Brandi has done an outstanding job since joining us in 2010. Through her leadership efforts, we have successfully grown and integrated our distance education program into the mission of the IGP Institute,” says Dirk Maier, IGP Institute director and department head of grain science and industry at Kansas State. Along with her duties as assistant director, Miller will maintain her role as coordinator of on-line education Emerging Terrain Grain Elevator Banners Come Down in Omaha, NE (KETV) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:29:58 EDT Temco Expocts Port of Kalama, WA Expansion to Be Done in Time For harvest (TDN) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:27:33 EDT Wheat Growers (SD) Names Mike Fillaus Agronomy Sales Manager Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:17:07 EDT Aberdeen, SD—Wheat Growers has hired Mike Fillaus as the agronomy sales manager for the cooperative’s southern trade area. He will also initially manage the Stickney, Kimball and Chamberlain agronomy sales teams. “Mike will use his strengths in sales to enhance relationships and develop additional agronomy business for Wheat Growers in the trade area,” Steve Briggs, Wheat Growers Senior Vice President of Agronomy and Corporate Marketing, said. “We’re looking forward to the positive impact Mike will have for Wheat Growers.” “One of the core values that the cooperative lives by is to provide superior service to our customers,” Fillaus said. “I’m looking forward USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Corn, 56% Silking; Soybeans, 60% Blooming, 19% Setting Pods; Winter Wheat, 75% Harvested; Spring Wheat, 84% Headed Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:37:07 EDT K-State Researchers Contribute to Wheat Genome Map Work Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:22:36 EDT Manhattan—Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year. The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, which also includes faculty at Kansas State University, recently published a chromosome-based draft sequence of wheat's genetic code, which is called a genome. "A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat genome" is one of four papers about the wheat genome that appear in the K-State AgManager: July Corn Market Outlook Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:44:19 EDT K-State AgManager: July Wheat Market Outlook Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:43:34 EDT K-State AgManager: July Soybean Market Outlook Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:42:54 EDT USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Wheat Up; Corn, Soybeans, and Sorghum Down Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:01:48 EDT Legacy of The Plains Museum (NE) Holds Historical Wheat Harvest Demonstration (KOTA) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:13:39 EDT Northern MI Wheat Crop Looking Good Despite Slow Start (9&10) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:57:19 EDT IA State Board Denies Heartland Coop Incentives For New Grain Terminal in Jefferson County (Des Moines Register) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:54:22 EDT