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  • 7000 Corn Bushels Damaged in Wisconsin Grain Bin Fire

    A fire at a Little Black, WI farm on Feb. 1 damaged a corn bin and some left some 7000 bushels of corn unfit for sale, the Medford Star-News reported. Crews from two fire departments responded to Feddick Farms after owners smelled burning material coming from the grain bin at about 4 p.m. and the...

  • Explosion at Agricultural Chemicals Plant Injures 1

    An explosion and resulting fire at an agricultural chemicals plant Monday morning in Yokohama, Japan injured a man, local law enforcement officials told The Japan Times. Crews responded to the SDS Biotech K.K. facility after the explosion and fire was reported at about 9 a.m. Fire crews put...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 5.6%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2017 booked orders increased 5.6% over November 2017 booked orders. December 2017 booked orders decreased 18% when compared to December 2016 orders. When compared to November, December booked orders were down 12.8...

  • US Duct Offers Ductwork Drawing and Estimating Program

    US Duct is offering a new, web–based drawing and estimating program: DuctQuote. With the launch of its new DuctQuote.com program, the company enables Industrial Ducting professionals to dramatically reduce system design and installation time. Users can access DuctQuote to design dust/mist/...

  • Sensient Acquires Natural Color Business

    The natural color business of Peruvian natural foods and ingredients producer GlobeNatural was recently acquired by Milwaukee, WI-based fragrance, color, and flavors manufacturer Sensient Technologies Corporation, expanding the American company’s offerings of natural colors, a Sensient press...

  • GLK Foods to Close Century-Old Sauerkraut Plant in NY

    A Shortsville, NY sauerkraut production plant in operation for more than a century is slated to close later this year, the facility’s owner, GLK Foods, announced in a press release Wednesday. “This consolidation was an extraordinary difficult business decision, and we recognize the...

  • DowDuPont Opens Agriculture R&D Site in California

    Midland, MI-based DowDuPont Inc. recently opened a new research and development site for its Agriculture division in Hayward, CA that is intended to spur development of agricultural biotechnologies, new technologies, and informatics, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The Bay...

  • Cargill Invests $32M in Texas Feed Plant Expansion

    American agribusiness Cargill will begin work on a $32 million project to expand its Temple, TX feed plant this March that will add cattle feed production capabilities to the facility. A Cargill Feed and Nutrition official told Feed Navigator that Cargill’s investment is in response to meet...

  • Nestle Opens $11M Milo Ready-to-Drink Beverage Factory

    A new production plant for Milo ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages was officially inaugurated Thursday by Nestle in Nigeria’s Ogun state, Nestle Nigeria Plc announced in a press release. Investing 4.1 billion Naira, or about $11.39 million, in the project, Nestle said will produce 8000 tn/yr of...

  • Hormel Names HORN as Distributor to U.S. Pet Food Industry

    Hormel Food Ingredients recently selected North American specialty ingredients and raw materials distributor HORN Animal Nutrition as its sole distributor for the U.S. pet food industry, HORN announced in a press release. The firms signed a distribution partnership agreement on Jan. 30. “...