Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic
Great Plains Processing will be fielding a team again at the 2017 event
.The date for this upcoming year is May 17 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. The scramble format provides a fun environment for all skill levels so please join us and hopefully we can get together this upcoming May.
The Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic supports the University of Wisconsin – Madison dairy science department’s undergraduate student scholarship program. All proceeds go directly to the program to develop students growth and learning in the industry.
Perdue’s confirmation set for April 24
Several Senate Democrats were reported to have placed a procedural hold on advancing the nomination due to some concerns, including Perdue’s stance on trade with Cuba.
The scheduled vote comes after the Senate Agriculture Committee held a confirmation hearing on his nomination on March 23 and held a vote out of committee on March 30.
A coalition of 16 agricultural organizations, led by the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to bring up Perdue’s vote as quickly as possible. Despite the push from the agriculture industry to confirm Perdue the first week of April, the Senate will vote after its two-week recess on April 24.
“NAWG is pleased that leader McConnell has taken this important step and has set a firm date for a confirmation vote. The (U.S.) Department of Agriculture has been without a confirmed secretary for over two months,” NAWG said in its April 6 newsletter.
During the week, the Senate has been debating the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, which has consumed most of the floor time for the week. Additionally, the Senate Finance Committee was slated to hold a vote Thursday on the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, but the committee vote was unable to move forward.
In their letter, the agricultural groups noted that USDA “has been without political leadership for over two months, longer than nearly every other Cabinet-level agency. The list of key domestic and international issues that need to be addressed by the secretary and his team is long and growing, particularly given the troubling economic conditions in rural America. In addition, it is important to U.S. farmers and ranchers that USDA be at the table as the Administration considers recommendations on (fiscal year) 2017 appropriations and on the (fiscal year) 2018 budget,” the letter said.
The Senate and House both will have two weeks of recess before they are back in session on April 24. They return with an April 28 deadline looming to pass a funding bill for the remainder of fiscal 2017 before the expiration of the current continuing resolution that’s in place.
Curt Beyer has joined the company as vice president of sales. Beyer will provide technical direction for product development and will lead strategic marketing and sales efforts.
Curt Beyer was born in 1965 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Mississippi State University in 1989. He worked as a Farm and Ranch Manager until he finalized production and research for a new rye-grass variety which earned him a graduate assistant-ship. He returned to Mississippi State University in 1991, obtained a second Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Ruminant Nutrition from Mississippi State University in 1993. Curt worked as a Feed Mill manager after graduate school then moved into the Liquid Feed business where he worked as a territory sales manager, formulations/technical service manager and quality control manager. He then worked as a territory sales manager selling premixes, feed additives and specialty products. Curt was working for Ducoa as a territory sales manager when Nutreco acquired Ducoa in 2001; he then transitioned into Trouw Nutrition USA a Nutreco company. Curt has worked in various technical and product management roles for Trouw Nutrition USA and assumed responsibility as the Protimax Technical and Product manager for the second time in January 2013. Curt lives on the Mississippi gulf coast (USA), he and his wife have one son, cattle, horses and a several dogs.
GPP purchases large quantities of raw materials to satisfy our customers’ orders and fulfill production needs on our own products. We are well equipped to distribute both raw materials and finished product to your company. GPP has supply agreements with many large raw material suppliers, and could help your business source its raw materials to receive a consistent supply at better prices without sacrificing quality. Visit our website for more information at GPP-co.com
Soy flour (GMO & non-GMO)
Soy isolate (GMO & non-GMO)
Cupric (copper) sulfate
Ferrous (iron) sulfate
Packaging sizes vary. Please call for more information regarding raw materials and packaging sizes.
Contact us to see how your operation can partner with GPP to receive high-quality raw materials for your production. Price breaks available.
We hope to see you there in a few short weeks! If you plan on attending please give us a call or send an email and we can schedule a time to meet.
-The team at GPP
For more information visit IPPExpo.com
JAN. 31 – FEB. 2, 2017
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Sustainability: Beyond the Buzzword
For more information on AFIA’s sustainability efforts, please contact the AFIA manager of communications, Miranda McDaniel at (703) 558-3579.
“Sustainability in the Feed Industry.” AFIA.org. American Feed Industry Association, October 30th, 2014. Accessed December 5th, 2016.
Looking to be a distributor?
Great Plains Processing is continuously looking for new distributor partners. The goal is for this partnership is to be mutually beneficial for both parties and find success together. We have numerous opportunities both large and small available. Please contact us using the contact information below and we look forward to talking about these opportunities.
Phone: (507) 283-4421
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) projects that food and feed production will need to increase by 70 percent by 2050 to meet the world’s food needs. Baseline projections of the FAO indicate that the world should be able to meet the food and feed demand in 2050.
Source: AgMRC – More on Feeding 9 billion people by 2050