Start Date

18-11-1997 12:00 AM

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The worldwide emphasis on quality management is beginning to affect grain marketing in that users are identifying specific attributes that have additional economic importance. The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI), a consortium of producer, industry, government and university experts, was formed to assist in the development of user-driven marketing strategies. Value-added grains, grains that exceed normal commodity grain in user performance or function, will present a wide range of challenges for producers and handlers, but represent potential value increases of 10-30 cents per bushel, more in very specialized applications.

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

Iowa State University Extension Iowa Grain Quality Initiative

The worldwide emphasis on quality management is beginning to affect grain marketing in that users are identifying specific attributes that have additional economic importance. The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI), a consortium of producer, industry, government and university experts, was formed to assist in the development of user-driven marketing strategies. Value-added grains, grains that exceed normal commodity grain in user performance or function, will present a wide range of challenges for producers and handlers, but represent potential value increases of 10-30 cents per bushel, more in very specialized applications.