GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries University of Wisconsin-Extension Announces App To Help Estimate Market Value of High Moisture Shell Corn Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:42:20 EDT Waupaca, Wis.—It’s that time of the year when Wisconsin dairy and beef producers and Wisconsin corn growers explore their options of buying or selling high moisture shell corn (HMSC). This is especially true this year in the northern two-thirds of the state with so much wet corn still in the field. To help farmers better evaluate their options, the University of Wisconsin-Extension released a Smartphone app this fall to provide a simple way to help estimate the market value of HMSC based on three main variables – dry corn moisture, current corn moisture and price per bushel. The HMSC$ app is Grain Dust Explosion at Louis Dreyfus Canola Crushing Plant in Yorkton, SK (CJME) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:12:28 EDT Tolono, IL Farmers Finding Challenges and Benefits as They Work Late to Bring In Crops (News-Gazette) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:24:47 EDT DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness Announce Plans to Double Acreage For 2015 Plenish High Oleic Soybeans (Market Watch) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:08:19 EDT More Than 80 Years of Information on Canadian Grain Elevators Now Online Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:55 EDT Winnipeg, Oct. 23, 2014—Thanks to a partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries, data on grain elevators in Canada collected by the Canadian Grain Commission beginning in 1912 is now freely available online. Fully searchable, digital copies of these records from 1912 to 1998 are openly accessible via the University of Alberta Libraries' website, Peel's Prairie Provinces. These records contain lists of licensed elevators, their locations and capacity in western and eastern Canada. Quick facts •Peel's Prairie Provinces is a website dedicated to preserving western Canadian history and Canadian prairie culture. It features an online bibliography of books, pamphlets and other materials related Old Tea, South Dakota Grain Elevator Scheduled to Be Burned Down (KDLT) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:13:55 EDT Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop Off to Fast and Healthy Start (Nebraska Radio Network) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:37:56 EDT Purdue Extension: Use of SIlo Bags For Commodity Grain Storage In Indiana Due to Large Harvest Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:33:48 EDT International Buying Teams Headed From Export Exchange 2014 Meeting to U.S. Midwest Site Tours, Harvest Assessment Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:22:03 EDT Seattle, Washington, Oct. 23, 2014—Export Exchange 2014 wrapped up Wednesday in Seattle, Washington, with eight teams of overseas grains buyers heading to the United States’ Midwest to see the U.S. coarse grains production and export systems first hand. An additional 10 teams toured the system before attending the conference. Held every other year by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange brings together more than 200 international buyers with U.S. sellers of corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed. Over the course of three days of University of Missouri Extension Rural Safety and Health Specialist: Grain Storage Issues This Fall Create Safety Risk (Cattle Network) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:19:22 EDT Kansas Wheat Commission Farmers Share Crop Conditions Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:16:39 EDT On October 22, 2014, the Kansas Wheat Commission held a regular board meeting at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kansas. Farmer board members reported that planting in most areas is nearly complete, and that the wheat is coming up and looks good. David Radenberg, a farmer from Barton County, reported that his wheat is up and the no-till wheat in his area looks really good, although there are some extremely wet patches. He estimates that acres in his area will be higher than the average. Jason Ochs, from Syracuse in Hamilton County, reported that he is seeing some New Discovery Will Enhance Yield and Quality of Cereal and Bioenergy (Science Daily) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:23 EDT How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015? (Farmdoc Daily) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:17 EDT Department of Agriculture Amends Crop Insurance Rules to Aid Drought-Stricken Farmers (Eagle Pass Business Journal) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:16:56 EDT NGFA Announces Featured Session For Country Elevator Conference: Emerging Technologies in Agriculture and The 2014 Farm Bill Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:09:13 EDT Canadian Wheat Board's Colonsay, SK Elevator Reaches Latest Milestone With Pouring of Concrete Slip Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:06:22 EDT Winnipeg—CWB today announced the pouring of the concrete slip for its state-of-the-art grain elevator located near Colonsay, Saskatchewan is now underway. The 130-foot (40-meter) elevator pour began Wednesday, October 15 and is expected to finish six and a half days later on Tuesday, October 21. When complete, the elevator will feature 42,000 tonnes of storage, cleaning facilities and a 134-car loop track that will facilitate fast and efficient car loading at over 1,600 tonnes per hour. "The Colonsay elevator was the first CWB elevator construction project announced in Saskatchewan and the slip pour is a significant milestone," said Gord Flaten, Vice-President, Minnesota Soybeans Harvest Complete, But Corn Lags (Post Bulletin) Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:05:03 EDT Central Illinois Farmers Deal With Wet Fields and Record Crops (WAND) Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:45:46 EDT Iowa State University Ag Engineer: Mid-Harvest Grain Storage Update ( Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:16 EDT Wade Mittelstadt Named GROWMARK Vice President, Financial and Risk Management Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:24:55 EDT Wade Mittelstadt has been named GROWMARK Vice President, Financial and Risk Mangement, effective Dec. 1, 2014. He succeeds Mike Woods, GROWMARK Vice President and CFO. Mittelstadt graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, with a bachelor's degree in accounting/finance, and has earned his CPA certification. Mittlestadt joined the GROWMARK System as controller/CFO for AgVantage FS in 1994. He was named the GROWMARK Western Region business manager in 2007, and the next year moved into the Treasury Division as corporate cash/foreign exchange manager, ultimately becoming assistant treasurer. In September 2010, Wade was named manager of AgVantage FS retail division. He is a USDA Announces Funding For Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:05:09 EDT Washington, Oct. 22, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas. "Modern telecommunications and broadband access is now as essential to the businesses and residents of rural America as electricity was in the 1930s," Vilsack said. "USDA is committed to ensuring that rural Americans have robust broadband and telecommunications systems." "The investments we are announcing today will provide broadband in areas that lack it, help rural-serving public television stations begin using digital broadcasts, and support other telecommunications infrastructure improvements." USDA is providing assistance through the Community Connect K-State Grain Marketing Specialist: Ag Lenders Concerned About Soybean Prices (Corn and Soybean Digest) Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:31:49 EDT LaSalle County, IL Soybean Farmer Answers 100 Bushel Challenge Set By Illinois Soybean Association Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:21:26 EDT Bloomington, Ill.—October 14, 2014—For Dan Arkels, Peru, Ill., it has turned out to be more than a great year. He recently harvested a record-breaking 103.95 bushels of soybeans per acre on his 30-acre LaSalle county test plot. Arkels' yield was verified by an independent agronomist as part of the Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA's) 100 Bushel Challenge program. "In my world, this is like winning the World Series," explains Arkels. "Someone needed to prove it's possible to raise 100-bushel soybeans in Illinois, and I was lucky in that I had the right growing season to do it." Arkels is not Export Exchange 2014: Bullish Outlook For Feed Grains, Global Food Trade Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:54:22 EDT Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2014—The outlook is good for global agricultural producers and agricultural trade, according to Curtis Jones, the global director of economic analysis for Bunge Global Agribusiness, who spoke Tuesday to the 450 attendees of the Export Exchange 2014 conference in Seattle, Washington. Delivering the keynote address, Jones said a rising population and rapidly growing incomes in the emerging economies will continue to support robust demand for feed grains and other agricultural products. He noted that growth in agricultural imports will continue to be led by countries in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Demand growth in these The Ohio State University Crop Expert: Getting Late to Plant Wheat (Ohio's Country Journal) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:50:08 EDT