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Winter 2019 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 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 Thank One of Ag’s Greatest Allies for 40 Years Legislative Action Day We Need You at the Statehouse Industry News Updates on Issues Affecting You Welcome New Members Let’s Welcome New KGFA Members

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KARB Update Where Your Funds Are Going Mark Your Calendars 2019 Dates to Remember Safety Update What You Need to Know

Statehouse Insider What We’re Watching For at the Statehouse

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glen Hofbauer Chairman Bob Tempel Vice Chairman Deb Miller 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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BNSF Announces Trainings BNSF to Hold Three Trainings

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Legislative Action Day We Need You at the Statehouse

Statehouse Insider What We’re Watching For at the Statehouse

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. © 2019 KGFA. View each newsletter online at ksgrainandfeed. org/printnewsletters.


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Thank One of Ag’s Greatest Allies for 40 Years

Ronald Seeber President & CEO

Senator Roberts performed his job with the self-effacing wit of a plainspoken Kansan and the determination of a United States Marine (which he was).

Dear KGFA Members Kansas has a long line of leaders who have made their mark on our state, our country and the rest of the world. Individuals who have committed their lives to service and dedication. They include storied leaders by the name of Eisenhower, Dole, Glickman, Kassebaum and Ingalls. After a key announcement in early January, there will soon be one more name to add to this list of honorable Kansans Roberts. On Jan. 5, 2019, Senator Pat Roberts announced his intention to not seek a fifth term and end his 40-year career of serving Kansas in 2021. As a congressman representing the “Big First” district, or as the Senator representing the entire state, Roberts has been a tireless agribusiness advocate. He has, indeed, earned the right to be listed with the aforementioned group of worthy individuals. During his nearly four decades in Congress, Congressman Roberts has the distinction of the first person in history to serve as Chairman of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Whether he led or resided on these committees, he played a key role in the passage of eight farm bills under six presidents. During his tenure of public service, he also chaired the Senate Ethics and Senate Intelligence committees under times of political scandal and/or full-scale war. In fact, while his party was in power, Senator

Roberts held the Chairman’s gavel six times in his career. He is (and always was) fond of saying, “It’s not just having a gavel, it’s what you do with it.” Kansas voters apparently approved of what Senator Roberts did with his gavels. During his 16 years in the House and 22 years in the Senate, he ran for election or reelection 24 times. Never once was he defeated. After all of this time serving our state, Senator Roberts performed his job with the self-effacing wit of a plain-spoken Kansan and the determination of a United States Marine (which he was). While Washington, D.C., seems like a town where someone just provided teenage boys with a bottle of whiskey and some car keys, Roberts was the adult in the room. He was the voice of concern when it was warranted, the voice of reason when it was needed and the voice of Kansas agriculture 24/7. Senator Pat Roberts still has about two more years of service left to our state. Please take a moment to thank him for his contributions to our industry when you get a chance.

Ronald Seeber President and CEO

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I am attending the lunch and meeting

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My State Senator Is My State Representative Is Please return to: Association Office | 816 SW Tyler | Topeka, KS | 66612 Email: lisa@kansasag.org You may also register online at ksgrainandfeed.org or ksagretailers.org Legislative action day is a free event jointly-sponsored by the: Kansas Grain and Feed Association | Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association | Kansas Cooperative Council 4

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INDUSTRY NEWS 2019 Regulatory Outlook for DOT, EPA and OSHA DOT, EPA and OSHA have all published regulatory agendas with target dates through the end of the 2019 fiscal year. Here is a list of regulatory actions for each agency that could impact our industry. DOT’s Regulatory Outlook Hazmat: Harmonization with International Standards Hazmat: Reduce Burden for Cylinder Requalification Requirements Application for Employment Definition of Tank Vehicle Used for Determining the CDL Endorsement ELDT; Class B to Class A CDL Upgrade Limits on the Issuance of CDL with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement Drug and Alcohol Testing: State Agency Downgrade of CDL Hours of Service of Drivers Preservation of Records Record of Violations Fees for the Unified Carrier Plan and Agreement Third Party Commercial License Testers Hazmat: Incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code Hazmat: Misc. Amendments Pertaining to DOT-Specification Cylinders Hazmat: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications Hours of Service of Drivers of CMVs; Transport of Ag Commodities Out of State Knowledge Test Driver Qualifications; Revising the Vision Standard Hazardous Materials: Model Regulatory Reform Initiatives

Date Stage Oct. 2018 Proposal Oct. 2018 Proposal Nov. 2018 Pre-proposal Nov. 2018 Final Rule Nov. 2018 Review Comments Nov. 2018 Final Rule Dec. 2018 Proposal Dec. 2018 Review Comments Dec. 2018 Proposal Dec. 2018 Proposal Jan. 2019 Final Action Jan. 2019 Proposal Feb. 2019 Final Rule Feb. 2019 Final Rule March 2019 Final Rule March 2019 Pre-proposal June 2019 Proposal July 2019 Proposal Sept. 2019 Proposal

EPA’s Regulatory Outlook Date Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations Nov. 2018 NPDES Specific Provisions Affecting Application and Program Updates Rule Dec. 2018 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Reconsider Several Requirements Jan. 2019 Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule; Reconsider the Minimum Age Requirements Jan. 2019 Reconsider Accidental Release Prevention Requirements (RMP) Jan. 2019 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI); Response to Petition From the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) to Add 25 Chemicals Jan. 2019 EPA Freedom of Information Act Regulations Update Feb. 2019 Parent Company Definition for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Feb. 2019 Definition of “Waters of the United States”--Recodification of Pre-existing Rule March 2019 Exemption for Air Emissions from Animal Waste at Farms from the Emergency Release Notification Requirements May 2019 Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process May 2019 Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” Sept. 2019

Stage Proposal Final Rule Proposal Proposal Final Rule Proposal Final Rule Proposal Final Rule Final Rule Proposal Final Rule

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INDUSTRY NEWS 2019 Regulatory Outlook for DOT, EPA and OSHA Continued from Page 5 OSHA’s Regulatory Outlook Emergency Response and Preparedness Lock-Out/Tag-Out Update Powered Industrial Trucks Mechanical Power Presses Update Standards Improvement Project IV Quantitative Fit Testing Protocol: Amend Final Rule on Respiratory Protection Blood Lead Level for Medical Removal Update to the Hazard Communication Standard OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

EPA Releases Revised WOTUS Definition EPA announced a new “waters of the United States” definition under the Clean Water Act designed to clarify what waters are and are not regulated by the federal government. United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was on record at the time of EPA and the Army Corps announcement saying, “This welcome action from the EPA and Army Corps will help bring clarity to Clean Water Act regulations and help farmers know where federal jurisdiction begins and ends.” The proposed definition specifically excludes any waters that are not included in the six regulated categories above. It also explicitly excludes groundwater, prior converted cropland, stormwater control features and waste treatment systems. EPA plans to publish the proposed rule immediately for a 60-day public comment period.

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Stage Begin Panel Info Request Info Request Info Request Final Rule Final Rule Pre-proposal Proposal Final Rule Final Rule

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Traditional navigable waters Tributaries to traditional navigable waters Certain ditches

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KGFA Hosts Grain Handlers Training Program KGFA members from across the state gathered at the KSU Agricultural Research Center in Hays and Garden City Coop on December 5th and 6th to take a unique look at the challenges grain handlers faced during the 2018 harvest. Experts from Kansas Grain Inspection Service, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, M&M Specialty Services and Central States Enterprises evaluated various crop quality issues and provided practical lessons for future harvests at this day-long training.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS Welcome New Members Thanks to the reputation of our membership and industry, KGFA continues to grow and provide useful products and services for the grain handling industry. Please welcome:

The Andersons Colwich, Kansas

Kansas Drug Testing Topeka, Kansas

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STATEHOUSE

KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION

BY: KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STAFF

What you need to know about the 2019 Legislative Session and how these issues could affect you. 8

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Lawmakers returned to Topeka on Jan. 14 for the start of the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session. By law, the session always begins on the second Monday of January and, unless extended by the Legislature, runs for 90 days. The tentative calendar anticipates legislative work, including veto session, wrapping up in early May. Below are some issues we’re keeping an eye on this session. EXECUTIVE BRANCH CHANGES HANDS After eight years of a republican-led administration, democrat state senator Laura Kelly was elected and sworn in as Kansas’ 48th Governor. With a new leadership comes new cabinet appointments and a new way of doing business. Kelly promised to reach across the aisle to fight for more money to schools, expand Medicaid, increase access to affordable mental health services, and focus on transportation infrastructure funding. Implementation of these policy goals will require new spending and, in turn, new revenue. REPUBLICANS RETAIN CONTROL OF LEGISLATURE The 2018 election gave us some new faces in the statehouse, however, the makeup of the Kansas House and Senate did not change substantially. Republicans still hold a super majority in both chambers. Conservatives picked up a few seats in the Kansas House and hold nearly all leadership positions in both chambers. BUDGET AND EDUCATION Lawmakers are once again returning to a mandate by the Kansas Supreme Court to adequately and equitably finance K-12 education. Even after funding increases of over $800 million in the last two years, that mandate is likely to be expensive, as the Court has ordered inflationary increases in spending that could be $80-$120 million annually. This will put pressure on the state budget as lawmakers work to comply with this order. TRANSPORTATION FUNDING Transportation Vision Task Force meetings were held across the state this summer and fall to develop the next 10-year transportation plan. Funding for this plan will be

WE’RE FIGHTING FOR The advancement of the general well-being of the grain, feed, fertilizer, ag-chemical and seed industries through the support of pro-agribusiness legislation and candidates.

The 48th Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, addressed the crowd at her inauguration ceremony on Jan. 14, 2019.

an important consideration. In recent years, KDOT received $2 billion less than expected for T–WORKS, resulting in 21 delayed projects across the state. We expect to hear new proposals to fund transportation, including: an increase in fuel taxes, sales tax, additional fees, etc. We will follow this legislation and respond as appropriate, ensuring no unintended negative consequences on agribusiness. STATE WATER PLAN FUND A portion of the registration fees on pesticides products, and fertilizer tonnage inspection fees, are used to fund the state water plan. Last session, bills were introduced seeking to increase those fees, and others, for additional revenue for the fund. As our industry fees are already higher than those in surrounding states, we will continue to oppose any legislation seeking to increase fees on our industry for the state water plan fund. We will also seek inclusion of the full statutory $6 million transfer into the state water plan fund from the state general fund. PROPERTY TAXES / PROPERTY TAX LID Our industry has experienced large increases in property tax assessments in recent years. As the legislature looks for additional funding, there may be an increased focus on property taxes as the only place left to find additional revenue to pay for increased school funding or other Winter 2019 9 Continued on Page 12


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UNDERWRITER SPONSOR $20,000+ Since 1947, KFSA has grown to become one of the largest insurance agencies in the state of Kansas. KFSA accomplished this by providing exceptional customer service and comprehensive insurance products and risk management. Whether it’s personal or business insurance, safety consulting or training, KFSA offer solutions that lessen your potential for loss and in turn increase overall profits.

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

FOUNDER SPONSOR

$5,000

$7,500

PATRON SPONSORS $3,500 BNSF Railway Company Bunge North America Cargill Incorporated CoBank ACB CoMark Equity Alliance Hammel Scale Co. Inc. Industrial Maintenance Inc. Intl-FCStone McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Team Marketing Alliance

BUILDER SPONSORS

DONOR SPONSORS

$2,000 Bartlett Grain Company Beachner Grain Inc. CHS Inc. First National Bank of Hutchinson Gavilon Grain, LLC Grain Craft Hannebaum Grain Co. Inc. Irsik & Doll Feed Services, Inc. Louis Dreyfus Company Morrill Elevator, Inc. Offerle Coop The Cooperative Finance Association The Scoular Company Vicam, A Waters Business

$1,250 Agri Trails Coop B-R-C Bearing Co., Inc. Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Conestoga Energy Partners LLC D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. Farmers Coop Equity Co., Isabel Frisbie Construction Co., Inc. Frontier Ag, Inc. Korol Financial Group LLC LeRoy Cooperative Assn., Inc. Midland Marketing Coop Inc. Midway Coop Assn. Skyland Grain LLC

TOMORROW’S AGRIBUSINESS LEADERS FOUNDER SPONSORS ADM AgMark LLC Beachner Grain Inc. Cargill Incorporated CHS Inc. Kansas Corn Commission Kansas Grain Inspection KFSA WindRiver Grain, L.L.C.

BUILDER SPONSORS Central States Fumigation & Services, LLC Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Comark Equity Alliance Cornerstone Ag LLC Frisbie Construction Co., Inc. Pride Ag Resources The Ottawa Cooperative Assn.

GIVER SPONSORS $750 BarnesCo Inc. CCS Group, LLC Central Valley Ag, Beloit Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Cloud County Coop Elevator Assn. Concordia Terminal LLC Cornerstone Ag LLC Drake Inc Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester Farmers Union Merc. & Shpg. Assn., Stockton Gamet Manufacturing Inc HABCO, Inc. IBT Industrial Solutions INTRUST Bank, N.A. Kansas Cooperative Council Kanza Coop Assn. KC Supply Co. Inc. Pride Ag Resources Rolfes @ Boone The Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Valley Coop, Inc. Wildcat Feeds LLC WindRiver Grain, L.L.C.

COMMODITY PARTNERS PATRON SPONSORS D.E. Bondurant Grain Co., Inc. Team Marketing Alliance

Kansas Corn Commission Kansas Soybean Commission Kansas Wheat Kansas Grain Sorghum

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Continued from Page 9 initiatives important to the new administration. We will continue to (1) defend recent property tax reforms, and (2) protect property tax exemptions for machinery and equipment. SALES TAX ON SERVICES As a new source of state revenue, we anticipate introduction of legislation to assess a sales tax on services, some of which could negatively affect agribusiness. We will oppose any legislation that would increase costs on agribusiness. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL REMEDIATION REIMBURSEMENT ACT We seek to amend the KARB Act to extend the remediation reimbursement program from 2020 to 2030, reduce pesticide product registration fees, reduce grain warehouse license fees, and increase fertilizer product registration fee to realign program costs and benefits. HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL SPILL REPORTING The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is updating its hazardous chemical spill reporting requirement to create a one-call system and for consistency with federal requirements. We will follow this legislation and respond as appropriate, ensuring no unintended negative consequences on agribusiness. SPRAY DRIFT REGULATIONS Concerns with Dicamba drift raised last year are fueling interest in increasing regulations on this technology. We have met with stakeholders and support increasing education practices for producers and commercial applicators. In 2018, product manufacturers worked with the USEPA to introduce changes to Dicamba product labels to further minimize the potential for drift. We will oppose any legislation proposed to further regulate Dicamba and other products essential to Kansas’ crop management systems.

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Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers and his wife Kris at the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 14, 2019. Rogers is a former Vice President of CoBank Farm Credit Leasing in Wichita.

OTHER ISSUES ON OUR RADAR: GRAIN WAREHOUSE FUNDING. Each year, state general funds are allocated to cover costs of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s grain warehouse inspection program, without which, industry fees would be increased to cover the costs of the program. STATE ELEVATOR INSPECTION PROGRAM. Previously bills were introduced to create a state-level inspection and licensing program for all personal elevator systems in commercial buildings. Implementation of this program in other states has cost industry millions in structural upgrades, increased inspection fees, and civil penalties. We will oppose any similar proposed legislation. AG LIEN CENTRAL REGISTRY. We oppose any legislation to create a central registry for agricultural commodity liens by lenders, replacing the current system of prior-notification. GRAIN INDEMNITY FUND. Some states have created a grain warehouse indemnity fund. This would represent unnecessary costs to the industry, and we will oppose any similar legislation.

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Courtesy BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway to Host Educational Customer Meetings BNSF customers are invited to attend one of the following locations for an educational meeting for agricultural products shippers. Transportation coordinators, or anyone new to a company, will learn about new BNSF initiatives and have the opportunity to provide feedback. MEETING INFORMATION The purpose of the meetings will be to inform and educate on the new Switch/Release Tool & Service Notifications, update on the new look of Demurrage & Customer Support, Groups Marketing and Operations Overviews

MEETING AGENDA 9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions 9:05 a.m. | Switch & Release Tool Overview 9:35 a.m. | Local Service Notifications Initiative 10:00 a.m. | Demurrage & Customer Support Group Update 10:40 a.m. | Break 11:00 a.m. | Operating/Service Update 11:35 a.m. | Agriculture Marketing Q&A 12:10 p.m. | Lunch (provided) CONTACT Please RSVP to mignon.lambley@bnsf. com or text 580-461-1325 for lunch confirmations. BNSF appreciates your business and is looking forward to these productive meetings. MEETING SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS Wednesday, Jan. 30 - Amarillo, Texas RSVP Due by Wednesday, Jan. 23 Thursday, Feb. 28 - Denver, Colo. RSVP Due by Wednesday, Feb. 20 Thursday, March 21 - Overland Park, Kan. RSVP Due by Wednesday, March 13

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Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Program: Update In 2000, the Kansas Legislature passed the Agricultural approximately $127,766.04. The next KARB meeting will be and Specialty Chemical Remediation Act which created held on March 14, 2019, and the deadline to submit new the Remediation Reimbursement Program and the Kansas applications prior to that meeting is February 15, 2019. Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Fund In the summer of 2016, the Board amended a regulation (Reimbursement Fund). The Remediation Reimbursement concerning which expenses are eligible for reimbursement. Program provides financial reimbursement of expenses Beginning June 1, 2016, for all new applications to the incurred while performing remediation activities for fund, expenses submitted for meals, lodging, mileage agricultural chemical and fertilizer contamination, or other travel expenses will no longer be eligible for as ordered by the Kansas Department of Health and reimbursement from the fund. Since 2009, applications to Environment (KDHE) for the fund have exceeded the The KARB program has reimbursed properties enrolled in the amount of money in the fund. Voluntary Cleanup and Therefore, a priority based Property Redevelopment ranking system is utilized Program or State Cooperative for all applications received since January 2002. Program. by which each application is Under the Remediation reviewed by KDHE and given Reimbursement Program, the commercial grain industry a priority score. Applications involving potential risk to and ag-chemical and fertilizer industry pay fees into the human health and safety are scored higher. Applications Reimbursement Fund. The Board approves reimbursement are reimbursed in priority order based on their priority of qualifying expenses submitted by applicants to the fund score. The current amount of outstanding reimbursement up to $200,000 per site. The Reimbursement Program requests to the fund is approximately $376,000.00. is administered by the Kansas Agricultural Remediation Board (KARB). During its December 14, 2018 meeting, the Board reimbursed eighteen (18) applicants a total of

$19,894,607.22

Total reimbursements from 2013-18 2018 (through Dec. 14, 2018)

2015​

95 Total Reimbursements – $1,002,899.93 18 Combination – $301,764.23 74 Nitrates – $686,171.23 3 Pesticides – $14,964.47

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

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2014

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

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2013

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 Winter 2019

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

Grain Handling The Occupational Safety and Health that settles in hard-to-reach areas such as walls, ledges, Administration’s (OSHA) Grain Handling Standard 29 CFR upper surfaces, etc. Consider using long-handled tools, 1910.272 sets strict housekeeping requirements to prevent properly-erected scaffolding, or installing additional work primary and secondary explosions within grain handling platforms to access these areas. facilities. While not as effective as brooms and shovels, the OSHA requires that grain use of compressed air or handling facilities develop “blowdown” is a common written housekeeping practice in some grain programs to establish the handling facilities. methods and frequency for Using compressed air for remove grain dust accumulations exceeding removing fugitive grain dust cleaning can dangerously 1/8 inch in priority areas. on ledges, floors, equipment place fugitive dust into and exposed surfaces. suspension. Fugitive grain dust Consequently, when using accumulations exceeding 1/8 inch in priority areas must be compressed air, follow a few simple guidelines. removed immediately. This includes areas within 35 feet All machinery presenting a potential ignition source of inside bucket elevators, enclosed floor areas containing hazard must be shut down, and any other potential grinding equipment, and enclosed floor areas that contain ignition sources must be removed or controlled. The use grain dryers inside the facility. of a blowdown permit can help ensure that adequate “Inside bucket elevator” means a bucket elevator precautions are taken. that has the boot and more than 20 percent of the total Grain handling facilities are never too clean. Routinely leg height (above grade or ground level) inside the grain inspect and clean priority areas, especially those hard-toelevator structure. reach-surfaces. These efforts will reduce the potential for It is important to focus housekeeping efforts on dust deadly secondary explosions greatly.

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KANSAS GRAIN & FEED ASSOCIATION KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION & KANSAS GRAIN INSPECTION SERVICE PRESENT THEIR

89TH ANNUAL KANSAS GRAIN GRADING SCHOOLS

KGFA Registration: $75 KGFA rate extended to KAEP & RMAA

Non-Member Fee: $100

Registration: 8:30AM - Program Begins: 9:00AM - Adjourn: 4:00PM 2019 Commodity Partners

February 19 Topeka Propane Marketers Association 540 NW Broad Street

Thank you 2019 KGFA sponsors! UNDERWRITER: KFSA

February 20 Wichita Sedgwick County Extension Education Center 700 W. 21st Street North

FOUNDER: Kansas Grain Inspection Service

February 21 Parsons Commercial Bank 1901 Main

PATRON: BNSF Railway Company, Bunge North America, Cargill Inc., CoBank ACB, CoMark Equity Alliance, Hammel Scale Co. Inc., Industrial Maintenance Inc., Intl-FCStone, McPherson Concrete Storage Systems, Team Marketing Alliance

March 5 Colby City Limits Center 2227 S. Range Avenue March 6 Dodge City Knights of Columbus 800 W Frontview Street

March 7 Salina Vortex Valves 1725 Vortex Avenue April 17 Sidney NE Country Inn and Suites 664 Chase Blvd

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BENEFACTOR: ADM Companies, Watco Companies

BUILDER: Bartlett Grain Company, Beachner Grain Inc., CHS Inc., First National Bank of Hutchinson, Gavilon Grain, LLC., Grain Craft, Hannebaum Grain Co. Inc., Irsik & Doll Feed Services, Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Morrill Elevator Inc., Offerle Coop Grain & Supply Co., The Cooperative Finance Association, The Scoular Company, Vicam, A Waters Business DONOR: Agri Trails Coop, B-R-C Bearing Co. Inc., Central States Fumigation, Conestoga Energy Partners, DE Bondurant Grain Co., Inc., Farmers Coop Equity, Isabel, Frisbie Construction Co. Inc., Frontier Ag, Inc., IBT Industrial Solutions, KOROL Financial Group LLC, LeRoy Cooperative Assn., Inc., Midland Marketing Coop Inc., Midway Coop Assn., Skyland Grain LLC GIVER: BarnesCo Inc., CCS Group, LLC, Central Valley Ag, Beloit, Cline Wood, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, Cloud County Coop Elevator Assn., Concordia Terminal LLC, Cornerstone Ag LLC, Drake Inc., Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester, Farmers Union Merc. & Shpg. Assn., Stockton, Gamet Manufacturing Inc., HABCO, Inc. INTRUST Bank, NA., Kansas Cooperative Council, Kanza Coop Assn,, KC Supply Co Inc., Pride Ag Resources, Rolfes @ Boone, The Ottawa Cooperative Assn., Valley Coop, Inc., Wildcat Feeds LLC, Windriver Grain, LLC

The 2019 registration fee covers the cost of handout materials and other meeting expenses. Please Note: Lunch is on your own! Certificates of attendance will be awarded by request to Lisa at lisa@kansasag.org


SERVING THE GRAIN HANDLING INDUSTRY IN KANSAS SINCE 1896

ELEVATOR SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE Coming Soon Who Needs to Attend

APRIL 23 | GARDEN CITY Garden City Co-op 106 N. 6th Street

Elevator Managers, Safety Directors and Maintenance Personnel

What Will You Learn

Employee safety and grain condition are directly correlated to a wellmaintained elevator. This day-long training offers practical lessons in elevator maintenance. Attend to cover everything from the basics to new technologies.

APRIL 24 | WICHITA

Sedgwick County Extension Center 700 W. 21st Street North

a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company

APRIL 25 | MANHATTAN Kansas Dept. of Agriculture 1320 Research Park Drive

Winter 2019

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KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION

Kansas Grain and Feed Association 816 SW Tyler, Suite 100 Topeka, Kansas 66612

Kansas Grain and Feed Association | Winter 2019 Editors Ron Seeber Randy Stookey Staci Storey Shari Bennett Samantha Tenpenny Mitzi Dodds Trae Green

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