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May - June 2013 Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine - full edition

May - June 2013 Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine - full edition


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The full edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine - May | June 2013
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The government in Zimbabwe

has engaged private millers to
import grain to complement its
effort in ensuring food security
in the country, says Tendai Biti,
finance minister. Following erratic
rainfall, farmers are this year
expected to produce 800,000
metric tonnes of maize against 2.2
million metric tonnes needed to
feed the nation annually.

An innovative group of college

students at Kwadaso Agricultural
College, Ghana is recycling cassava
peels into animal feed. Three
students from wanted to use
the peels to solve environmental
challenges and cut the costs of
animal feed, according to Ghana
Business News.

More than 60 percent of grain
bin engulfment cases occur
in facilities that are exempt
from occupational safety and
health administration (OSHA)
regulations. A significant number
of those exempt cases involve
children and the fatality rate
of children involved in grain
engulfment is a staggering 70
percent. More instances and
more fatalities occur from
engulfment than from grain bin

Syria has managed to increase its

grain imports in recent months
after a period when it was less
active on international markets,
traders say, a development that
suggests president Bashar al-Assad
has found a way to feed his
people despite war. Foodstuffs
are not covered by international
sanctions, but banking sanctions
and war had created a climate
that had made it difficult for some
trading houses to do business with

Large grain farms will be

established for food safety in
Azerbaijan, Garib Mammadov,
chairman of State Land and
Cartography Committee said. 200-
300 ha plots of land have been
allotted for this purpose.

As part of long-term marketing

development activities, U.S. Wheat
Associates brought a team of
Japanese milling executives to
North Dakota and Washington,
D.C., May 1-7, 2013, for a
firsthand look at this year’s crop.

In addition to examining current

crop conditions and quality, team
members discussed market and
trade policy developments with
U.S. agricultural organisations.

China is expected to become a

major grain importer by 2015.
Sunny Verghese, CEO of Olam
International Ltd, a Singapore-
based grain trader, said because
of diminishing resources of land
and water, China is on the way to
become a major importer of corn,
wheat and rice by 2015, according
to a report by Bloomberg.

Soy meal produced from U.S.

soybeans has been a favourite of
Japanese poultry for fifty years.
According to the USDA due to a
shift in demand, soy meal imports
are expected to grow. That may
be good news for U.S. soybean
farmers as US census figures show
Japan is the second largest buyer
of U.S. soy meal in Asia.

CHS Inc., an energy

grains and foods
company and the
United States' leading farmer-
owned cooperative, and the
Aurora Cooperative, a leading
grain marketer and agricultural
supplier throughout Nebraska
and the U.S., announced
formation of a limited liability
company (LLC) to build and
operate a high-speed shuttle
loading facility near Superior,

The new entity, Superior
East LLC, expects to begin
construction immediately
and be completed in about
12 months. With a storage
capacity of 1,250,000 bushels,

the new grain facility will include
a 120-car capacity circle track
on the BNSF line moving
corn, soybeans and hard red
winter wheat to markets west
and south, including Mexico.
Additionally, the location will
provide a grain ground piling
system, as well as 10,000-ton
liquid fertiliser storage. The site
has ample room to expand both
grain and fertilizer capacity.
Superior East LLC, was
formed under the recently
introduced CHS Partnered
Equity Program. This first-
of-its-kind programme allows
CHS owners to unlock a
portion of their equity in
CHS to provide capital
for an expansion project.

Cooperatives participating
in the programme use a
portion of their CHS equity
as a contribution to a venture
with CHS focused on helping
their cooperative grow.
Eligible projects include
shuttle loaders, fertiliser
hub plants, energy assets and
other growth opportunities.
"By using a portion of our CHS
equity along with additional
CHS capital to build a next-
generation ag multiplex, we
will be able to provide the
Aurora Cooperative farmer
owners in southern Nebraska
and northern Kansas additional
access to world grain and
fertiliser markets via the BNSF
rail system," said George

Hohwieler, Aurora Cooperative
president and CEO.
"We are excited about the
opportunity to come together
with such a strong partner
with the CHS Partnered Equity
Program," said Lynden Johnson,
Business Solutions executive
vice president, CHS.
"The goal of the programme
is to help our owners grow by
providing strong cooperatives
like Aurora the opportunity to
unlock a portion of their equity
in CHS for projects that directly
serve their farmer owners. We
look forward to exploring other
projects that would benefit our
owners in Nebraska and other
states in CHS trade area," said

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