Workers have started demolition work at [...]
Global grain giant Louis Dreyfus Corp, a Western Canadian canola crusher and grain handler, estimates the region’s canola area at 21.51 million acres in 2014/15, up 7 percent from a year ago.
Based on a return to normal yields, that area should result in a 16.7 million tonne crop, down nearly 9 percent, said Tracy [...]
Two workers were reportedly injured in an explosion at a grain facility just south of Warren, Illinois.
Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner said the blast was reported just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. Two Gavilon employees were reportedly treated at the scene by Warren County EMS. The injured workers were a 33-year-old man from Nora, [...]
From Progressive Railroading:
“While tonnage was down slightly for the calendar year, the port finished 2013 with one of the highest volume months in recent history with 1.3 million tons handled in December and posted fiscal-year gains at the halfway point that bode well for the year ahead,” Port of Portland officials said in a [...]
Cargill Inc. is monitoring the unrest in Ukraine, the world’s third-largest corn exporter, as an antigovernment insurgency intensifies.
Cargill’s grain-export operations haven’t been affected, its Kiev office remains open and no employees have been directly affected by the unrest, spokeswoman Corinne Holtshausen said yesterday in an e-mail. The Minneapolis-based crop trader and processor, the largest [...]
Pendleton Grain Growers, Inc. (PGG), a member-owned agricultural marketing and supply cooperative, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to investigate the possibility of an alliance with CHS, Inc.
According to a statement from PGG, after much research and consideration, the PGG board of directors has determined a new path that fits the cooperative’s immediate [...]
A quick glance at Tacoma’s Commencement Bay Wednesday was ample evidence that experts’ predictions for grain exports’ doubling in 2014 are coming true.
Four bulk carriers ships were anchored in Commencement Bay near the Port of Tacoma, Point Ruston and Vashon Island awaiting a berth at the port’s Temco grain export terminal on Schuster Parkway. [...]
Excerpts from The Nation:
The final iteration of the bill cuts $8 billion from food stamps, a key demand made by Americans for Prosperity, which aired advertisements and organized opposition to the initial Farm Bill because of the supposed waste of providing food assistance to needy families. Americans for Prosperity is controlled by the billionaire [...]
Until earlier this month, Japan had been under strong pressure from the U.S. to open its market as part of the highly contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations. On Thursday, Japan appeared to be suddenly let off the hook.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made clear his opposition to granting the Obama administration power [...]
From the Columbian:
A keel-laying ceremony Friday afternoon at Vigor Industrial on Portland’s Swan Island marked the start of construction for the first of three new tugboats being built for Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver. The tugs will be the first newly built vessels for the company in nearly 30 years.
Marc Schwartz, Tidewater’s maintenance [...]
Bunge Brasil, a subsidiary of U.S. based Bunge Ltd, said it is closing a soy processing plant in southern Rio Grande do Sul state this week, saying Brazil’s tax structure favors the export of raw soybeans. According to Reuters, Brazil’s soy crushing plants processed less in 2013 than in the previous year after President Dilma [...]
A plan to allow for the development of a new grain export terminal at the Port of Portland has been cancelled.
Tentative plans for the West Hayden Island project would have included a grain export terminal, an auto processing facility, onsite manufacturing and about 500 acres of natural areas.
To allow for development, however, the [...]
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