Seattle and Tacoma are being stymied in their push to [...]
A canola-crushing plant owned by the Canadian unit of global grain trader Louis Dreyfus Corp will be offline indefinitely after an explosion and fire on Friday, the company said.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blast at the Yorkton, Saskatchewan, plant, and an assessment of the structural condition of [...]
Greg Heckman, president and CEO of Gavilon Group, LLC, announced Friday his decision to leave Gavilon after a 30-year career with the company. Chief Operating Officer Jim Anderson has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
After the company was formed in 2008 from the sale of ConAgra Trade Group, Heckman devoted the [...]
Excerpts from Farm Futures:
Farmers in Kansas, the largest wheat producer, are breathing easier now that late summer rain put needed moisture in their winter wheat fields. Rain also fell on Oklahoma and Texas wheat fields.
At a time when farmers and grain merchants are worried about the ability of railroads to move grain, USDA [...]
From an Archer Daniels Midland – Marubeni news release:
Archer Daniels Midland Company and Marubeni Corporation announced today that they have expanded Kalama Export Company LLC, their joint venture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as a result of Marubeni’s contribution of its grain export elevator operations at Terminal 5 in The Port of Portland, Oregon, [...]
Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal:
Agricultural trading firm Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV on Monday reported a slight increase in earnings in the first half of 2014 as revenue rose 16% after large grain harvests.
Net income rose to $260 million from $258 million, as revenue jumped to $33.7 billion from $29.2 billion. The Netherlands-based [...]
Gavilon Grain announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica, Kansas. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
The Silica facility is Gavilon’s third grain elevator in Kansas, located 100 miles southwest of its shuttle facility in Abilene and 100 miles northwest [...]
Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative is purchasing the Bunge North America facility at Jefferson and Mark streets for $3.7 million, the cooperative’s CEO said Wednesday.
Tom Bostic, the cooperative’s CEO and president said the cooperative is hiring all approximately 11 employees who currently work at the Bunge grain elevator, including the manager, who will be a [...]
Two hundred and fifty Farmers Union members from across the country are in the nation’s Capital this week telling Congress to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke is heading up the state’s 25 member delegation. He says the current TPP under discussion doesn’t address the current trade deficit that’s [...]
Recently in Evendale, Ohio:
Crews were back at the scene of a grain elevator explosion Saturday after fire reportedly rekindled inside the structure.
The explosion happened Friday afternoon at the Bunge North America facility. The facility supplies resources to livestock, poultry and food service industries.
Excerpts from the Columbian:
Union workers who handle cargo at grain export terminals in Vancouver and other Northwest ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said Tuesday. The tally was 88.4 percent in favor, with 1,475 in favor and 193 [...]
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