Kansas Grain and Feed Report - Summer 2018

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Summer 2018 Kansas Grain and Feed Association 816 SW Tyler Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 234-0461 ksgrainandfeed.org ASSOCIATION STAFF Ron Seeber President & CEO Randy Stookey Senior Vice President General Counsel Staci Storey Vice President Chief Financial Officer Shahira Stafford Vice President Government Affairs Shari Bennett Vice President Event Planning Samantha Tenpenny Director of Member Services Lisa Anschutz Senior Director of Internal Operations Mitzi Dodds Executive Administrative Professional Trae Green Director of Communications and Marketing


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President’s Letter Thanks, Lynn Jenkins - Job Well Done Kansas Agri Business Expo Surviving and Thriving Industry News Updates on Issues Affecting You Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Class Marches on Capitol Hill KGFA Hosts Historical Signing Governor Signs HB 2280

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glen Hofbauer Chairman Bob Tempel Vice Chairman Deb Clark Second Vice Chair Pete Goetzmann Immediate Past Chairman Gary Beachner Ted Behring Brad Cowan Brent Emch Andrew Fullerton Jeremy Girard David Helfrich James Jirak Dub Johnson Ryan McCoy Mark Paul Clark Wenger

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KARB Update More than $500,000 dispersed in 2018 Human Trafficking Awareness Kansas Attorney General’s Plan 2018 Cranor Memorial Golf More than 100 golfers participate Safety Tips and Reminders Board of Directors Thank You to Our Association Volunteers

Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Class Marches on Capitol Hill

KGFA Hosts Historical Signing Governor Signs HB 2280

The Kansas Grain and Feed Report is published quarterly for the members, friends and affiliates of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. email contributions to KGFA, Attention: Trae Green, trae@kansasag.org. The KGFA team welcomes your comments, contributions and suggestions. Annual subscriptions for members can be purchased for $25. © 2018 KGFA. View each newsletter online at ksgrainandfeed. org/printnewsletters.


President’s Letter: Thanks, Lynn Jenkins - Job Well Done

Ronald Seeber President & CEO

Dear KGFA Members We, as engaged voters, are pretty good at letting our elected officials know when we are not pleased with either their votes or extracurricular activities. We can send them an angry email, a frustrated phone call, or even, at times, hop on a plane and tell them face-to-face in D.C. Personally, I am very good at my complaining, but need some

work on my thanking. Which is why I want to use this president’s letter to simply thank Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins for her 20 years of public service on behalf of the members of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. She is worthy of a pat on the back. I first met her two decades ago when she was just private citizen Lynn Jenkins, CPA. She was, like many of us, frustrated with the direction of our state and country. She was ticked off and, when griping didn’t help, she decided to have some skin in the game and ran for office. Since then, her public career has been meteoric and impressive. She was elected to the Kansas House in 1998, elected to the Kansas Senate in 2000, elected as state treasurer in 2002, and for the last decade has served as the Congresswoman from the second

Congressional district. She rose quickly in power and influence; but to those that know her, Lynn is just a farm girl whose top priority is her family. She prefers to be called “Lynn”(not Congresswoman Jenkins), and she works her tail off for her constituents. Whether it be advocating for tax policy that’s advantageous for agribusiness, lessening the regulatory burdens for our members, passing multiple farm bills, or telling the president of the United States to shape up, Lynn has been a warrior for our industry and a stateswoman. In my estimation, she could have been our next governor or United States senator. Rather, she did what she felt was right, said her work is done, and passed the baton. Sometimes, we need to quit not showing enough gratitude and instead say thank you to those who sacrificed to do their part to make Kansas a better place. Lynn Jenkins is one of those folks who deserves our thanks for a job well done. Please pass on your well wishes should you run in to the soon-to-be private citizen Lynn Jenkins, CPA. Sincerely, Ronald Seeber President and CEO

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins held a northeastern Kansas agriculture tour on Aug. 21 and visited Ag Partners Coop in Hiawatha to discuss issues pertinent to agribusiness. Summer 2018 3



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INTERIM LEGISLATIVE, REGULATORY ISSUES Board Adopts Policy Positions During their August meeting, the KGFA Board of Directors – after approval and recommendation by the Legislative Committee – adopted policy position statements on a number of legislative and regulatory issues. The document is to be a guide for staff, members and legislators looking to see where the grain industry stands on a wide range of agricultural topics. It is meant to be a living and breathing document, adapting to evolution within the industry and association. If you’d like a copy of the 2019-2020 KGFA Policy Position Statements, please email Shahira Stafford at shahira@kansasag.org.

FY ‘18 Budget Positive State tax receipts for fiscal year 2018 (ending June 30) were $6.85 billion. This was $1.214 billion (21.5 percent) more than in fiscal year 2017. Clearly, the 2016 significant increases in both income and sales tax are showing their collective effect.

Latest on School Finance Litigation The Kansas legislature has increased K-12 education funding by $818 million over a six-year period, at the same time as income and sales tax rates have been essentially maxed out. This leaves property tax as the last resort in the tax pool for future increases in education funding. For this reason, in April of 2018, the KGFA Board approved KGFA joining the Kansas Coalition for Fair Funding, a coalition of statewide organizations supporting an amendment to the Kansas Constitution. The amendment would remove the Kansas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to hear claims

against the state for funding of Kansas schools. In late June, the Court released a decision on this matter in Gannon v. State. In short, the court said the equity components of the 2018 school funding bill were constitutional, but the adequacy funding level did not comply with the legislature’s metrics for measuring educational standards. The court said the 2018 funding level is good enough for schools to open this fall, but the court is retaining jurisdiction of the case and expects additional funding to be passed next session by April 15, 2019. The

decision specifically outlined funding concerns regarding: educational outcome standards (Rose Standards), inflationary increases and special education. Inflationary adjustments alone could cost an additional $80 to $120 million annually. The Court’s decision not to shut down schools, along with the strong ending balance in the state general fund for 2018, essentially takes all of the steam out of this issue for this year.

Tax Policies on the Horizon Internet Sales Tax: On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. This case challenged a previous ruling, which prohibited any state from imposing a sales tax on internet retailers that had no physical presence in that state. In a 5-4 decision, the court over-turned the previous holding in ruling that states can require internet retailers to impose a sales

tax, even if the retailer has no physical presence or employees in the state. This decision opens the door for Kansas to tax internet purchases, which could increase our state sales tax receipts (estimates of up to $100 million or more per year). Multiple bills have been introduced and heard in the Kansas legislature on this issue in recent years.

Food Sales Tax: Kansas is one of only seven states to fully tax the sale of groceries, and there has been a strong push in recent years to lower or eliminate the sales tax on food. Because every 1 percent reduction in the sales tax would cost $66 million ($400 million total), much of the recent gains in state revenues could be used for just offsetting this tax. Continued on Page 16 Summer 2018



TAL Class

MARCHES On Capitol Hill


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In July, the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) Because of your contributions, class members are able to class traveled to Washington, D.C. for their second of three sessions, where they gained invaluable experience and contacts that will help them grow professionally and add value to their respective companies, the industry and associations. The trip began with an extensive tour of Washington’s historical monuments, from the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington Cemetery, to Mount Vernon; followed by a private evening tour of The 2018 TAL class and board members with National Grain and Feed Association staff. the United States Capitol by Kansas Congressman Ron Estes. participate in this special and important experience with The class received detailed briefings on federal issues little expense of their own. from the National Grain and Feed Association staff prior to To view a full photo gallery of the TAL class in lobbying members of the Kansas Congressional Delegation Washington, D.C., visit ksgrainandfeed.org/legislativeon topics important to the grain industry and agribusiness. advocacy/tomorrows-agribusiness-leaders/. They also had the special opportunity to meet one-onone with United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Greg Ibach, who leads USDA’s marketing and regulatory programs. Thank you to all of the sponsors of the TAL program.

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Management Development Closes 2018 Program The Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) class completed their final session of the year on September 7 in Wichita. Dr. Don Hackett with Wichita State University’s Center for Management Development presented his well-known crash course on the fundamentals of management development. A working lunch with State Senators Dan Kerschen (R-Garden Plain) and Ty Masterson (R-Andover) gave class members the opportunity to learn first-hand

on what it takes to engage in grassroots political campaigns, as well becoming a candidate themselves if they choose. The session wrapped up with presentations by Second Vice Chair Deb Clark and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Board Chairman Clark Pearson on how to hit your mark as a volunteer leader. The 2018 TAL class will graduate on Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Kansas Agri Business Expo’s awards breakfast.

Recruiting for Next Batch of Leaders The TAL program is jointly coordinated with the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association and is designed to improve the leadership skills of Kansas agribusiness men and women through increasing their understanding of the association’s mission and activities, teaching the state and federal legislative process, improving leadership and communication skills and preparing members for possible public service through campaigns or public office. Five of the best and brightest members from each association are chosen to participate in three sessions throughout the year, with graduation held during the Kansas Agri Business Expo in November. The program is designed to: Increase member understanding and knowledge of the programs, services and representation provided by KGFA and KARA; Increase member understanding of the state and federal legislative process; Increase member understanding and awareness of the various state and federal agencies that provide oversight of the agribusiness industry in Kansas; Improve member leadership and communication skills through professional development sessions and; Prepare members for possible public service through involvement in political campaigns and holding of public office.


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Session I - January 29-30, Topeka

An introduction to the legislative and regulatory arena in Kansas with legislative leaders and Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Session II - July 14-18 or July 21-25, Washington, DC (Dates subject to congressional schedule) Personal visits with Kansas Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill; visit National Agribusiness Associations/Organizations headquarters; visit historical sites.

Session III - September 6, Wichita

Developing an informed and confident agribusiness leader; business leadership development and political activities.

A tuition of $400 per participant covers some program costs. However, the majority of the TAL program is underwritten by corporations and friends of the agribusiness industry. These companies support the TAL program through financial support as well as in-kind contributions. There are nearly 200 proud TAL alumni that are movers and shakers in their companies and communities because of this program. If you’d like to join this exclusive group of industry leaders, we invite you to apply for the 2019 class online at ksgrainandfeed.org. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.



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Bartlett Grain Company Beachner Grain Inc. CHS Inc. INTL FCStone First National Bank of Hutchinson Gavilon Grain, LLC Grain Craft Hannebaum Grain Co. Inc. Irsik & Doll Feed Services, Inc. Korol Financial Group LLC Louis Dreyfus Company Morrill Elevator, Inc. Offerle Coop The Cooperative Finance Association The Scoular Company Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc.

TOMORROW’S AGRIBUSINESS LEADERS FOUNDER SPONSORS ADM AgMark LLC Beachner Grain Inc. Cargill Incorporated Frisbie Construction Co., Inc. KFSA Kansas Grain Inspection WindRiver Grain, L.L.C.

PATRON SPONSOR Team Marketing Alliance

BUILDER SPONSORS Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Comark Equity Alliance Cornerstone Ag LLC D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. INTL FCStone KC Supply Co Inc KFSA Nemaha County Coop The Ottawa Cooperative Assn.


Agri Trails Coop BarnesCo Inc. B-R-C Bearing Co., Inc. CCS Group, LLC Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Central Valley Ag Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Cloud County Coop Elevator Assn. Comark Equity Alliance Conestoga Energy Partners LLC Cornerstone Ag LLC D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. Farmers Coop Equity Co., Isabel Farmers Cooperative Farmers Union Merc. & Shpg. Assn. Frontier Ag, Inc. Gamet Manufacturing Inc HABCO, Inc. IBT Industrial Solutions INTRUST Bank, N.A. Kansas Cooperative Council KC Supply Co Inc Midway Coop Assn. Nemaha County Coop The Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Pride Ag Resources Rolfes @ Boone Union Pacific Railroad Valley Coop, Inc. Wildcat Feeds LLC WindRiver Grain, L.L.C. Woofter Construction & Irrigation Inc.

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KGFA SIGNING hosts historic


Governor Jeff Colyer


House Bill 2280


May 19, 2018


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Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s (KGFA) office near downtown Topeka hosted Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer on May 19 as he inked his signature onto House Bill 2280, which revises the Rules and Regulations Filing Act pertaining to economic impact statements. The bill requires the economic impact statement to include a description of businesses that would be directly affected, the benefits of the proposed rule and regulation, and measures taken to minimize the impact on businesses and economic development. In addition, if the proposed regulation has an estimated economic impact of $3 million over two years, then the agency must hold a public hearing prior to adoption. “This bill revises the Rules and Regulations Filing Act contained in economic impact statements,” Colyer said. “It deletes holding the individual companies responsible and makes it where the state agency budget director performs a real, quantified cost-benefit analysis of these regulations.


It puts the burden back on the government, rather than the company.” Prior to signing the bill, Colyer addressed those in attendance before turning over the podium to KGFA president and CEO Ron Seeber. “State and federal regulations carry the full force and effect of law,” Seeber said. “This bill will help to ensure a more open and accurate process in agency rule-making in our state. This is good policy for Kansas Agribusiness and our state as a whole.” Following Seeber, president and CEO of the Kansas Chamber, Alan Cobb, spoke, followed by Lucas Heinen of the Kansas Soybean Association and Representative Ron Highland, who assisted passing the bill in the legislature.

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Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Program: Update In 2000, the Kansas Legislature passed the approximately $200,000. The next KARB meeting will be Agricultural and Specialty Chemical Remediation Act held on September 14, 2018, and the deadline to submit which created the Remediation Reimbursement Program new applications prior to that meeting was August 17, and the Kansas Agricultural Chemical Remediation 2018. Reimbursement Fund (Reimbursement Fund). The In the summer of 2016, the Board amended a regulation Remediation Reimbursement Program provides financial concerning which expenses are eligible for reimbursement. reimbursement of expenses incurred while performing Beginning June 1, 2016, for all new applications to the remediation activities for agricultural chemical and fertilizer fund, expenses submitted for meals, lodging, mileage contamination, as ordered by the Kansas Department or other travel expenses will no longer be eligible for of Health and Environment reimbursement from the fund. The KARB program has reimbursed (KDHE) for properties enrolled Since 2009, applications to in the Voluntary Cleanup and the fund have exceeded the Property Redevelopment amount of money in the fund. Program or State Cooperative Therefore, a priority based since January 2002. Program. ranking system is utilized for Under the Remediation all applications received by Reimbursement Program, the commercial grain industry which each application is reviewed by KDHE and given and ag-chemical and fertilizer industry pay fees into the a priority score. Applications involving potential risk to Reimbursement Fund. The Board approves reimbursement human health and safety are scored higher. Applications of qualifying expenses submitted by applicants to the fund are reimbursed in priority order based on their priority up to $200,000 per site. The Reimbursement Program score. The current amount of outstanding reimbursement is administered by the Kansas Agricultural Remediation requests to the fund is approximately $700,000.00. Board (KARB). During its June 22, 2018 meeting, the Board reimbursed twenty-two (22) applicants a total of


Total reimbursements from 2013-18 2018 (through June 22, 2018)


42 Total Reimbursements – $533,516.83 15 Combination – $285,951.25 26 Nitrates – $237,520.80 1 Carbon Tet – $10,044.78

4​ 3 Total Reimbursements – $​1,031,013.48​ ​32​ Nitrate – $​798,501.22 ​4​Pesticide & Nitrate – $​69,570.48 ​7​ Combination – $​162,941.78



72 Total Reimbursements – $1,349,811.78 52​Nitrate – $1,064,509.03 14 Combination – $162,470.39 3 Pesticide – $73,889.61 3 Carbon Tet – $48,942.75

58 Total Reimbursements – $995,063.36 51 Nitrate – $924,618.32 3 Pesticide – $60,279.12 1 Pesticide & Nitrate – $3,981.95 3 Combination – $6,183.97



66 Total Reimbursements – $1,205,051.12​ 59​Nitrate – $1,​176,500.14 ​6​Pesticide & Nitrate – $​11,001.18 1 Pesticide – $​17,549.80

65 Total Reimbursements – $1,245,493.99 58 Nitrate – $767,380.94 3 Pesticide and Nitrate – $99,351.24 4 Combination – $40,854.90


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Human Trafficking Awareness Training Requirement for CDL Holders Courtesy of the office of the Kansas Attorney General

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery and one of the fastest growing criminal Derek Schmidt industries in the Attorney General world. It is based on recruiting, harboring and transporting people for the purpose of exploitation. More than 80 percent of human trafficking involves domestic victims, and the majority of those are children. The U.S. Department of Justice classifies Kansas as an originating state for human trafficking, which means most trafficking in Kansas involves local children.

training must be completed only once, not each time a license is renewed, so it would be advisable to keep proof of completion in a driver’s own permanent reference files. The approved online training, which takes about 30 minutes, may be completed in advance rather than waiting to take it at the driver’s license office. It consists of watching a short video and answering a series of questions. It is free, easy and available online at any time convenient for the CDL applicant. For those who do not choose to complete the training in advance, the Kansas Department of Revenue will make it available online at all 39 driver’s license offices across the state beginning July 1 but the “The purpose of this online training facilities may is to help save the lives of people, not provide particularly children, trafficked and the capability to print a exploited along our streets and paper copy of the training highways.” certificate for Kansas has adopted laws that the CDL holder’s own file. seek to protect and rescue human “The purpose of this online training trafficking victims – especially is to help save the lives of people, children. Last year, the Kansas particularly children, trafficked and Legislature adopted a new law exploited along our streets and requiring all CDL holders to receive highways,” said Attorney General human trafficking awareness training Derek Schmidt. approved by the attorney general’s More information is available at office. Starting July 1, all new CDL https://www.ag.ks.gov/public-safety/ applicants will be required to complete human-trafficking/cdl-training. the training before receiving their license. Current CDL holders must complete the training before the next regular renewal of their licenses. The

To complete the training before going to the driver’s license office: GET TRAINED ONLINE

1 Complete the online training from any device connected to the internet and capable of printing a certificate of completion. The approved curriculum can be accessed on the Truckers Against Trafficking website at http://education. truckersagainsttrafficking.org. PRINT THE PROOF

2 Print a hard copy of the certificate of completion.


3 Take the printed certificate with you to the driver’s license office when going to obtain your CDL. For those who do not choose to complete the training in advance, the Kansas Department of Revenue will make it available online at all 39 driver’s license offices across the state beginning July 1 but the facilities may not provide the capability to print a paper copy of the training certificate for the CDL holder’s own file.

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2018 Cranor Memorial Golf Tournament Winners (L-R): Chris Stucky (HABCO), Mike Schmidt (Pride Ag Resources), Jerald Kemmerer (Pride Ag Resources) and Russ Ronnebaum (Hammel Scale).


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Morning rain and cloud cover gave way to a sunny Monday afternoon on the golf course on Aug. 6 as Kansas Grain and Feed Association hosted the 35th annual John Cranor Memorial Golf Tournament at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta. More than 130 golfers continued the tradition of remembering past KGFA President John Cranor, who passed away in 1980. Participants enjoyed a day of socializing and competing with other agribusiness professionals at one of the top-ranked casino golf courses in America. The winning team of Jerald Kemmerer, Russ Ronnebaum, Mike Schmidt and Chris Stucky earned the year-long bragging rights among agribusiness professionals. 2018 marked the fourth time Ronnebaum has been on the winning team, while Kemmerer claimed his third win. Firekeeper is the first signature course of four-time PGA tour winner Notah Begay III, the only full-blooded Native American on the tour. He designed the course in partnership with Jeffrey D. Brauer, ASGCA.



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Jerald Kemmerer | Russ Ronnebaum | Mike Schmidt | Chris Stucky PJ Florbes | Joe Griffith | Casey Harbour | Doug Story Cam Chiles | Colin McQuillan | Mark McQuillan | Gordon Mein Lincoln Hillyer | Adam Piper | Trevor Valburg | Alex Gasper Roger Field | Brian Mapel | Preston Snider | Brady Byrnes


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To Par Gross -15 -14 -13 -12 -11

Total Gross 57 58 59 60 61


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State Regulatory Ombudsman Governor Colyer recently appointed former Kansas legislator Tom Arpke as the State Regulatory Ombudsman, a new cabinet-level position. Arpke will serve as regulatory liaison between business and regulators to discuss existing and proposed regulations. His first piece of business was to meet with agencies and business organizations regarding House Bill

2280, which the Legislature passed during the 2018 session. The new law provides stricter guidelines for the rule-making process, and requires the director of budget to review and approve the economic impact statements of proposed regulations. The bill imposes a new requirement on executive branch agencies when adopting or amending regulations. The law requires the agency to

submit a more thorough economic impact statement. The economic impact statement must identify which business sectors would be affected and requires those business sectors to be consulted prior to passage of the regulation. Staff testified and lobbied in support of the bill, and Governor Colyer signed it into law at the KGFA office earlier this summer.

FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Revising HOS Regulations On Friday, August 24, 2018, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations on commercial truck drivers. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) will be published in the Federal Register responding to widespread Congressional, industry,

and citizen concerns. The FMCSA will seek feedback from the public to determine if HOS revisions may alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on drivers while maintaining safety on our nation’s highways and roads. The comment period will be open for 30 days. In addition, the ANPRM seeks public comment and relevant data on two recently submitted petitions requesting regulatory relief from

The four specific areas under consideration for revision are:


Reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10-hour off-duty rest break for drivers operating trucks that are equipped with a sleeper-berth compartment.


Revising the current mandatory 30-minute break for truck drivers after 8-hours of continuous driving;


Extending the current 14-hour on-duty limitation by up to two hours when a truck driver encounters adverse driving conditions;


Expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, in order to be consistent with the rules for long-haul truck drivers;


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HOS rules (1) pertaining to the 14hour on-duty limitation (filed by the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association) and (2) pertaining to the 10-hour off-duty requirement (filed by TruckerNation). Earlier this year, the congressionally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule, which required most FMCSA-regulated motor carriers to convert their records from paper to an electronic format, became effective. While compliance with the ELD rule has reached nearly 99 percent across the trucking industry, it has also brought focus to HOS regulations, especially with regard to certain regulations having a significant impact on agriculture and other sectors of trucking.

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THRIVing SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION AT THE EXPO November 14, 4:30 p.m. Support the Scholarship Programs of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

Each year, the Scholarship Auction raises thousands of dollars on behalf of Kansas high school and college students wanting to pursue an education in agricultural related fields. Please fill out the form below to donate an item to be auctioned off and help ensure a robust future workforce for our industry! Company: _________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name:_____________________________________________________________________________ Address, City, State Zip: ______________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________ Name and Description of Item Donated (please be as detailed as possible): ______________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Suggested Retail Value: $_____________ ($100 minimum please)

or Cash Contribution to the Scholarship Programs: $______________ (cash donors will also be recognized at the event) Donation form and a photo of the item being donated are due to trae@kansasag.org by October 15.


KEEPING YOU SAFE Published with permission from Grain Journal/Grainnet | Source: Joe Mlynek

Conveyor Hazards

Conveyors are used in many industries to transport materials horizontally, vertically, at an angle, or around curves. Types of conveyors may include powered, live roller, screw, drag, and belt conveyors, to name a few. Conveyor-related injuries typically involve a worker’s hands or fingers becoming caught in nip-points or shear points during cleaning, freeing jammed material, or a worker’s clothing becoming caught in the conveyor, which pulls the employee into the conveyor. Conveyor-related injuries can also be caused by improperly guarded gears, sprockets and chain drives, and horizontal or vertical shafts, belts and pulleys, and power transmission couplings. Workers can also be injured or killed underneath conveyors and in areas around lubrication fittings, tension adjusters, and other equipment with hazardous energy sources. Hazards associated with nip and shear points must be guarded. Side guards can be installed to prevent employee contact with power transmission components, in-going nip points, and the conveying medium. Secondary safeguarding methods may include the use of standard railings or barrier fencing, pre-startup signals, and warning signs.


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Belt conveyor drives mechanisms, conveyancerelated equipment, and the following belt conveyor areas are considered hazardous:

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The conveyor take-up and discharge ends Where the belt wraps around pulleys Where multiple conveyors are adjoined Where the belt or chain enters or exits and in-going nip point


Snub rollers where the belt changes direction, such as take-ups


On transfer or deflectors used with belt conveyors


Important KGFA Dates in 2018 SEPTEMBER S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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DECEMBER S M T W TH F S 1 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

SEPTEMBER Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day (KGFA office closed) Friday, Sept. 7 TAL Session III (Wichita) NOVEMBER Tuesday, Nov. 13 Sporting Clay Shoot (Wichita) Wednesday, Nov. 14 KGFA Board Meeting (Hyatt Regency, Wichita) Wednesday, Nov. 14 7B/4 Recertification (Hyatt Regency, Wichita)

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Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Thursday, Nov. 15 Kansas Agri Business Expo (Hyatt Regency, Wichita) Room block is open Thursday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Holiday (KGFA office closed) DECEMBER Sunday, Dec. 2 - Tuesday, Dec. 4 NGFA Country Elevator Conference & Tradeshow (St. Louis) Thursday, Dec. 6 Grain Handlers Workshop (Hays) Monday, Dec. 24 - Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Holiday (KGFA office closed)

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Hofbauer Chairman

The Scoular Company




Second Vice Chair Farmers Union Mercantile & Shipping Association



Behring Board Member

Farmers Cooperative Equity Co. 20

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Goetzmann Immediate Past Chairman ADM Grain Co.



Cowan Board Member Frontier Ag Inc.



Tempel Vice Chairman

WindRiver Grain LLC



Beachner Board Member Beachner Grain



Emch Board Member Cargill Inc.



Fullerton Board Member

Bartlett Grain Company



Jirak Board Member Valley Coop Inc.



Girard Board Member

Hannebaum Grain Co., Inc.



Johnson Board Member

McPherson Concrete Storage Systems



Helfrich Board Member Irsik & Doll



McCoy Board Member Co-Mark Grain





Board Member Cloud County Cooperative Elevator Assn.




Wenger Board Member

Ottawa Cooperative Assn.

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LEGISLATIVE Kansas Grain and Feed Association






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Name Organization City Bob Tempel WindRiver Grain LLC Garden City Kyle Adams Team Marketing Alliance Lyons Gary Beachner Beachner Grain Parsons Doug Biswell Jackson Farmers Inc. Holton Roy Dixon Highlands Livestock Services Garden City Brice Elnicki The Scoular Company Pittsburg Jon Francis Alliance Ag & Grain LLC Haviland Pete Goetzmann ADM Grain Co. Overland Park David Helfrich Irsik & Doll Feed Service Cimarron Lincoln Hillyer Ag Partners Coop Inc. Hiawatha Glen Hofbauer The Scoular Company Overland Park Jeff Huggard WindRiver Grain LLC Garden City James Jirak Valley Coop Inc. Winfield Ryan Jones Offerle Coop Grain & Supply Co. Offerle Colten Katz Turon Mill & Elevator Inc. Turon Erik Lange MKC Moundridge Valarie LaPean Cargill Inc. Overland Park Brian Linin Frontier Ag Inc. Goodland Blake Malcolm Ag Mark LLC Ottawa Brent Martin AgChoice Emporia Jonathan Mayes Cargill Inc. Overland Park Ryan McCoy Comark Equity Alliance Cheney Warren McDougal Central Life Sciences Bennington Steven Miller The Scoular Company Overland Park Troy Presley Comark Equity Alliance Cheney David Rethman Midwest Ag Service LLC Seneca Ryan Roberts Lortscher Animal Nutrition Bern Charlie Sauerwein WindRiver Grain LLC Garden City Devin Schierling Team Marketing Alliance Moundridge Ted Schultz Team Marketing Alliance Moundridge Dave Studebaker KFSA Hutchinson Charlie Swayze Farmers Coop Equity Isabel Kevin Zoglmann Farmers Coop Grain Assn. Conway Springs


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EXPO Committee

Name Organization City Dub Johnson McPherson Concrete Storage Systems McPherson Zach Barnes BarnesCo. Inc. Arkansas City Ted Behring Farmers Coop Equity Isabel Doug Biswell Jackson Farmers Inc. Holton Deb Clark Farmers Union Mercantile and Shipping Assn. Stockton Scott Moseley KC Supply Co., Inc. Kansas City, Mo. Warren McDougal Central Life Sciences Bennington Mark Paul Cloud County Elevator Assn. Concordia Russ Ronnebaum Hammel Scale Co., Inc. Wichita


Name Organization City Greg Johnston KFSA Hutchinson Jon Francis Alliance Ag & Grain LLC Haviland Ryan Jones Offerle Coop Grain & Supply Co. Offerle Blake Malcolm Ag Mark LLC Ottawa Brett Myers MKC Moundridge Troy Presley Comark Equity Alliance Cheney Wes Spohr CoBank ACB Wichita Kevin Zoglmann Farmers Coop Grain Assn. Conway Springs

SCHOLARSHIP Name Organization Ryan McCoy Comark Equity Alliance James Jirak Valley Coop Inc. Ryan Jones Offerle Coop Grain & Supply Co. Russ Ronnebaum Hammel Scale Co. Inc. Ted Schultz Team Marketing Alliance


City Cheney Winfield Offerle Wichita Moundridge

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Kansas Grain and Feed Association | Summer 2018 Editors Ron Seeber Randy Stookey Staci Storey Shahira Stafford Shari Bennett Samantha Tenpenny Mitzi Dodds Trae Green


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Photography & Illustrations Cover Photo Trae Green Attorney General Derek Schmidt State of Kansas Grain Conveyor iStock.com/PhilAugustavo

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