Pacific Ag Provides Farmers with More Value

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Last week Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online and is expected to produce 25 million gallons of advanced ethanol per year as well as 21 MW of bioenergy. But how exactly does the corn and wheat residue get from the fields to the biorefinery in a economical and efficient way? Enter Pacific Ag. The company was founded by Bill Levy …

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FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

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A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told …

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Calling All Growers to Take the Distillers Grain Survey

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Calling all corn growers! Iowa State University is looking at how the use of distillers grains have changed in the United States over the past several years. Interested growers are invited to participate in a survey currently being conducted by Iowa State University Assistant Professor Dr. Kurt Rosentrater. The survey findings will create a better overall picture of the roll …

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Alltech Feed Survey Reports Slight Increase

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Results from the 2014 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released by Alltech revealed a one percent increase in feed production, with global feed tonnage reporting in at 963 million metric tons, up from 954 million metric tons last year. Alltech assessed the compound feed production of 130 countries in Dec. 2013 through information obtained in partnership with local feed associations and …

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Humorous Words of Wisdom at O.H. Kruse

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Keynote speaker and comedian, Damian Mason, graced attendees of O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunity event with his quick humor and motivational words. Chuck has had the chance to speak with Damian before, but wanted to capture the take home message for those not able to hear his inspiring and comical words of wisdom. “For these people at O.H. Kruse they obviously …

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Red Wine & Good Laughs at O.H. Kruse Reception

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O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunities event finished up with a festive reception and dinner. Nicholas and Cody Flores of Las Flores Winery were honored to provide their vineyards wine for the event. There wine can be ordered online, but their Cabernet is only offered in their tasting rooms. Not passing up the opportunity to taste wine and grab an interview, Chuck …

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A Local Business Supplying Local Feed

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Meet the Wise family. A family of five who randomly found a demand for a niche market and jumped at the opportunity with O.H. Kruse. I visited with Jen & Jeff Wise of Wise Acre Feed and Supplies, in Sanger, CA. Jen is a radio personality on KMJ, Fresno, CA. Locals might know her as Jennifer Lipp. In just 10 …

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O.H. Kruse Takes Time to Listen

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There is no doubt the Great Opportunities event O.H. Kruse held was customers focused. But it was more than simply honoring customers, it was a chance to listen to their opinions on products and strive to help them overcome their farming challenges. I caught up with Chad Pinter, CFO, O.H. Kruse, and he shared what it mean’t to put on …

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R&D LifeSciences Supplementing O.H. Kruse Feeds

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One of the companies that exhibited at the O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunities event this week was R&D LifeSciences. I visited with David Zehendner, President/CEO, pictured on right with Michael DuBois. The mission of R&D LifeSciences is to produce highly specific, proprietary feed ingredients and formulations, while solving producer problems and offering alternatives to increase their bottom line. As a base …

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Templeton Feed & Grain Rolls w/Changes

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One of the many dealers attending today’s O.H. Kruse Grand Opportunities event is Tom Jermin, Templeton Feed & Grain. He’s seen here speaking with Clint Cummings, O.H. Kruse, in the buying showcase. Templeton Feed & Grain is a real family success story. We’re up to the fourth generation working in the company if you count Tom’s grandson who is only …

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