• College World Series Tailgate June 17

    TEGMA and J.D. Heiskell & Co. are again teaming up for a tailgate opportunity in conjunction with the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Kansas City Happy Hour - Nov. 7, 2018

  • TEGMA Marks 100 Years and Warns of Challenges in Upcoming Years

    Kansas City, MO (September 14, 2018)– In addition to observing its 100th anniversary during the two-day annual Fall 2018 Symposium, the Transportation, Elevator & Grain Merchants Association (TEGMA) had a full agenda of association business, committee meetings and receptions. The meeting, held jointly with the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), took place at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, and drew more than 120 attendees.During Friday’s final session, speakers addressed ...

  • College World Series Tailgate June 19

    TEGMA and J.D. Heiskell & Co. are again teaming up for a tailgate opportunity in conjunction with the College World Series in Omaha.

  • TEGMA Looks Back at 100 Years of Service

    Kansas City, MO – Feb. 1, 2018 — U.S. agriculture continues to feed the world, thanks to remarkable advances in production, storage, transportation and merchandising over the past century.

  • TEGMA Elects Officers for 2018

    Kansas City, MO – January 30, 2018 -- TEGMA members have elected Roger Fray, chief commodity marketing officer, Landus Cooperative, as Chairman. Landus is based in Ames, Iowa. The election came at the Association’s annual meeting on January 25, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Kansas City Happy Hour - Nov. 29, 2017

  • TEGMA Prepares for 100-Year Anniversary

    As TEGMA prepares for it's 100-year anniversary we came across this photo, courtesy of The Scoular Company, of the floor of the Omaha Grain Exchange in 1950.

  • NAFTA a key topic at the TEGMA Fall Symposium

    September 22, 2017 - by Arvin Donley | Reprinted from World GrainKANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. – During the annual Transportation, Elevator & Grain Merchants Association (TEGMA) Fall 2017 Symposium, speakers focused on NAFTA negotiations and regulatory compliance in the financial markets, and noted the emerging influence agriculture has with the Trump administration. The symposium, held jointly with the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), took place Sept.

  • 100th Anniversary Celebration

    TEGMA Members and Friends -We are excited to be making plans to celebrate TEGMA's 100th anniversary at our annual meeting January 25 and 26, 2018 in Scottsdale.  The Board of Directors is making plans for a very special occasion.As part of that, we are at work on a special book to commemorate the occasion.  We are working with long-time industry friends at Sosland Publishing Company on a high-quality book that will look back at the key eras and key figures in the grain industry ove...

  • TEGMA Golf Social

    You're invited to join your TEGMA friends & colleagues at the WEB.COM Pinnacle Bank Championship!Enjoy the Pinnacle Bank PGA Championship on July 20 at The Club at Indian Creek!J.D. Heiskell & Co. and TEGMA will be hosting grain industry colleagues and friends who would like to attend the tournament.

  • Celebrating Our Roots

    TEGMA is making plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018.  As we look forward to that occasion, we were pleased to welcome receipt of a box of historical records from GEAPS.  From TEGMA’s beginnings in 1918 through the mid-1980s, TEGMA’s “office” was based in Minneapolis with a group managed by Pete Stallcop.

  • TEGMA: Board Appointments/Transitions

  • CBOT Wheat Vomitoxin Rules

    JUNE 9, 2015 -- The Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. (CBOT) is issuing this SER-7388 to reaffirm approved limits and conditions relating to vomitoxin levels for deliveries in connection with its wheat futures contracts. In this regard, CBOT Rule 14104.

  • North Central Farmers Elevator, South Dakota Wheat Growers to merge

    By Wheat Growers March 04, 2015 | 8:20 am EST North Central Farmers Elevator (NCFE) and Wheat Growers (WG) announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent to unify the two companies into a newly named cooperative. The Boards of Directors of both cooperatives have unanimously approved the Letter of Intent, which enables the businesses to work closely together to finalize the agreement prior to a vote of the full membership of each cooperative. North Central Farmers Elevator has...

  • Kansas City Southern names Ottensmeyer as president

    by Austin Alonzo Reporter-Kansas City Business Journal Click here to read original article at KC Business Journal Pat Ottensmeyer will serve as the next president of Kansas City Southern Railway Co. On Friday, the Kansas City-based railway company (NYSE: KSU) announced Ottensmeyer will be promoted to president on March 1. A release said the move is part of the company's succession-planning process.

  • Bumper crop highlights infrastructure needs

    October 30, 2014 8:00 am  •  By Benjamin Herrold, Missouri Farmer Today With a possible record crop, state commodity groups say this year could spotlight places where Missouri’s crop-handling infrastructure needs improvement, whether that is on the state’s major rivers, highways or railroads. The Oct. 10 USDA forecast projects record corn and soybean production for Missouri.


    The Surface Transportation Board announced today that it is requiring all Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports regarding service performance to promote industry-wide transparency, accountability, and improved service. This order follows the Board's recent public hearings regarding rail service issues, at which many rail shippers expressed concerns about the lack of publicly available rail service metrics and requested access to certain performance data from the railroads to hel...

  • Grain handlers seek stricter rail rules to avoid logjam

    BY ROD NICKEL WINNIPEG Manitoba Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:09pm EDT (Reuters) - Grain handlers are lobbying the Canadian government for even stricter rules requiring railroads to allocate thousands of railcars to them each week in hopes of stopping an unprecedented crop logjam from getting worse. Tougher rules could ensure that U.S. and other buyers have ample access to Canadiangrains.

  • Ardent Mills begins operations

    5/30/2014 - by World Grain Staff DENVER, COLORADO, U.S. — A transaction combining the flour milling assets of Cargill, ConAgra Mills and CHS, Inc. has been completed, creating Ardent Mills, the largest flour milling company in the U.S.

  • Lawmakers release WRRDA conference report

    By Sara Wyant © Copyright Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - After announcing an agreement last week, House and Senate negotiators released details of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The far-reaching legislation would authorize projects aimed at fixing ailing locks and dams, improving ports and waterways, restoring damaged ecosystems, and creating an estimated 500,000 new jobs.

  • With C.F.P. acquisition, Milner renamed Grain Craft

    5/13/2014 - by Josh Sosland Grain Craft has been selected as the name for the business created by the combination of Cereal Food Processors, Inc., Milner Milling Co. and Pendleton Flour Mills. The acquisition of C.F.P.

  • CP Leadership changes in Marketing & Sales

    Jane O’Hagan EVP & Chief Marketing Officer As Canadian Pacific continues our change journey and responding to the opportunities in the marketplace to create sustainable profitable growth together, I would like to share that we have some leadership changes to our Executive team in Marketing & Sales for our grain business as Steve Whitney has retired May 16th. We thank Steve for his contributions leading our Bulk team since 2009. I am pleased to advise that succeeding Steve as VP, Marketin...

  • TEGMA Welcomes New Board Member Jason Hess, UP

    TEGMA is pleased to welcome Jason Hess, Vice President & General Manager Ag Products with Union Pacific to the TEGMA Board of Directors.  Jason will be fulfilling the remaining term of Bill Eilbracht, who recently retired from Union Pacific. Jason was promoted to Vice President & General Manager Ag Products effective March 1.

  • Back from brink: With new path, TEGMA thriving after near failure

    Click here: Milling & Baking News - April 15, 2014

  • Canada railways step up service as govt eyes tackling grain backlog

    By Rod Nickel  Feb 24 (Reuters) - Canada's two big railways are stepping up service to reduce a backlog of grain shipments that have delayed exports and pushed oat prices to record highs, but the Canadian government said it may still step in with new regulations. Record crops of wheat and canola, along with frigid weather, overwhelmed Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, resulting in overdue orders for tens of thousands of grain cars. The railways said they are pre...

  • ADM tightens barge corn moisture guidelines from August-trade

    By Karl Plume Feb 12 (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland is tightening its grain moisture guidelines for corn shipped on barges to U.S. Gulf Coast export terminals beginning in August to better meet export standards, trade sources said on Wednesday.

  • Recent Promotions and Retirements at the Railroads

    John Miller Promoted to Group Vice President, Agricultural Products John Miller joined BNSF in March 2008 as assistant vice president, Agricultural Products. He was named vice president, Industrial Products Sales, in November 2012, after serving as assistant vice president of that group since November 2011. Miller will be reporting to Steve Bobb, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

  • House passes water resources act by a wide margin

    The Hagstrom Report | www.hagstromreport.com Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Volume 3, Number 178 The House on Wednesday passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act by a vote of 417-3. The passage of the act, which was viewed only a few months ago as a long shot because tea party conservatives might oppose it, has important implications for the transport and export of agricultural products in the coming years because it would authorize construction and repairs on the nation's locks and da...

  • DeBruce Gavilon Completes Name Change

    One year after Gavilon's acquisition of the DeBruce Companies, the integration of operations and branding is complete with all companies being under the Gavilon name. Effective January 1, 2012, DeBruce Grain Inc. and its subsidiaries will merge with Gavilon's operating entities.

  • TEGMA Forms Rail Car Seals Task Force

    TEGMA serves as a vehicle to surface issues among our members. When certain issues in the industry arise, TEGMA first addresses them in the Issues Committee, and then when appropriate, forms Task Forces to address them specifically. The Rail Car Seals task force was the result of discussions regarding railcar seals at the last TEGMA Issues Committee meeting.

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