National Farmer Market’s Week!

Only a few days ago Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, has declared the second week in August as National Farmer’s Market week. It will span from the 3rd of August to the 9th. This is something we have come to expect over the past fifteen years, since it started in the year 2000, but because much…
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Does Reduced Amount of Soil Tilling Allow for More Carbon Dioxide to Remain in the Soil?

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over what organic farming can mean for our society and the public health of the entire world. Of course, there will always be those who urge caution; the test of time often proves some of these things wrong. However, a 30-year study on organic farming techniques…
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Spent Grain Held to the Same Standards as Commercial Feed and Grain Suppliers?

The FDA has just announced that they are revising an initial plan to hold breweries’ spent grain to the same standards as commercial feed and grain suppliers. Originally, the FDA had planned to place the same strict regulations on brewery byproducts being used as animal feed as they do for commercial suppliers. The change of…
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Know Where Your Food Comes From

The entire organic food movement has spawned a much greater focus on the sources of the food we consume everyday. As a society, we’re learning that it’s very important to know where your food has come from, and what growers have been putting into the crops that make up our food. Many organic food enthusiasts…
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Harsh Winter is Putting Great Stress On Grain Supply

This winter has been a treacherous one, wreaking havoc with snow showers and frigid temperatures all across the country. Of course, this has affected the national and global economy in many ways. As usual, the agricultural industry seems to be hit the hardest when it comes to adverse weather conditions. At the moment, many parts…
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Recent Stories around the Agricultural Industry

As we enter the New Year, debate surrounds the highly anticipate Farm Bill. Here are a few other recent stories involving the agricultural industry and its involvement in government. Attempt to Kill Ethanol Mandates Some U.S. Senators are pushing a bill to get rid of current corn ethanol mandates. They believe that the mandates make…
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Harvest Pressures Affect Corn and Soy Prices

The past three years corn production, with harvests hindered by drought and high temperatures, pushed conventional corn to record setting prices of over $7.99 per bushel. Organic corn spiked as well, hitting $16. This year, however, farmers have seen a huge change, as pressures from a very productive harvest have pushed prices down drastically late…
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All Star Trading

All Star Trading is a grain and feed merchandising firm dedicated to the agricultural industry. The All Star Traders have over 50 years of experience buying and selling 100′s of different commodities. Our service commitment to buyers…. Buyers want fast dependable service. All Star offers buyers competitive prices, various delivery methods, and timely market information….
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News From All Star Trading

All Star Trading attended and exibitted at the Petfood Forum in Schaumburg, IL, April 15 thru April 17. We are always excited to meet our existing friends in the industry along with meeting new friends. Thanks for all those who stopped by our trade show booth to talk shop. Congratulations to Bettie Hamilton from Halo…
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