U.S. Wheat Associates Out With “Wholesome” Film

On Tuesday, U.S. Wheat Associates rolled out a movie they created, titled “Wholesome: The Journey of U.S. Wheat”. The USW’s Steve Mercer said the 25-minute film will shows how everyone in the export supply system works to maintain the character of American wheat. “Through this film, the people at every step of the journey to […]

Perdue Proclaims This Grain Bin Safety Week

According to Perdue University, over the past decade grain bin entrapment has led to 370 deaths nationwide.  Because of that, Ag leaders and stakeholders are promoting Grain Bin Safety Week on farms and at commercial grain elevators.   “I signed a proclamation naming February 16th through the 22nd Grain Bin Safety Week,” Ag Secretary Sonny […]

2019 Squeezing Grain Elevators in Rural America

CoBank recently said it isn’t just farmers that saw lower cash returns in 2019. Grain elevators will also see their profit margins drop compared to the previous year. The lower returns are blamed on a higher basis for corn, soybeans, and wheat.   CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division recently said, “In addition to having to buy […]

Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020

Grain elevators nationwide face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans and wheat at the highest levels seen in years, according to a new report.  CoBank reported basis for the three major grains is significantly tighter across the country from strong end-user bids, limited pipeline supplies, and lack of […]