Skip to Content

Newsletter Archives


December 2022

  • Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas
  • Special Announcement
  • WLPLS’s Tim Lease and Jon Cowles Attend AFIA’s EMC Conference
  • Industry News
  • Ask the Expert: What You Need To Know About Pumps
  • Did You Know? Honey Bee Life Spans Are 50 Percent Shorter Today Than They Were 50 Years Ago
  • WL Port-Land Systems Inc. Careers
  • Getting Back on Track After Thanksgiving

October 2022

September 2022

  • Fall is Here
  • Industry News
  • Ask the Expert: Wear Liners — What’s Right?
  • Did you know? 15 Weird Historical Facts
  • It's a Great Time of Year for Food! 24 Best Fall Recipes

August 2022

  • Excellence in Customer Service – Part of our Culture
  • Industry News
  • Ask the Expert: Designing & Pricing a Silo
  • Did You Know? The 101 Greatest Animal Facts
  • Consumers Rely on Chicken Even as Inflation Affects Prices
  • Yum! Cheesy Turkey Walking Tacos

July 2022

  • Foster Farms Project Completed Successfully
  • Industry News
  • Ask the Expert: All You Need To Know About Receiving Unit Trains
  • Did You Know? 10 Interesting Construction Facts
  • 6 Tips to Keep Farm Employees Safe When Temps Rise
  • Four of the ‘Healthiest’ Ways to Cook Chicken

June 2022

May 2022

  • The History of Memorial Day
  • FBI Security Alert on Ag Cyberattacks
  • Don’t overlook feed biosecurity in efforts to manage Salmonella
  • Bird flu is driving up the price of more than just eggs and poultry
  • Article: Design feed mills with energy efficiency at the forefront-featuring our own Jonathan Cowles, Director of Sales
  • Ask the Expert: Recommended Spare Parts Lists
  • Slow Start to U.S. Planting Threatens Corn Production
  • USDA: ASF vaccine candidate passes important safety test

March 2022

  • Analysts toy with rare scenario for U.S. corn, soy acreage
  • Farm Inflation: Fertilizer, Food, and Equipment Manufacturing
  • Top three priorities for a successful feed strategy in 2022
  • Ethanol continues to sustain corn prices
  • With avian flu spreading, veterinarians promote good biosecurity practices
  • Our Thoughts: Join A Professional Association
  • Ask the Expert: How To Ensure A Successful Project
  • Hobbies that Make You Smarter

February 2022

  • U.S. Agricultural Exports Shatter Records in 2021
  • Consumers Still Hoarding, Buying in Bulk
  • Today’s Labor Shortage Will Shape Feed Mill Technology of Tomorrow
  • Green future includes biodiesel, leaders say
  • Analyst says More Soybeans Ahead in 2022
  • Pork stars on global stage
  • How many chicken wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday
  • Case Study: Integrated Poultry Company
  • Ask the Expert: Easy-To-Understand 'Power Factor' Part II
  • The Importance of Communication with the Field

January 2022

  • Unplanned Repair Projects
  • Commodity Price Outlook for 2022
  • USDA Offers Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities to Support Climate Smart Agriculture in 2022
  • Beauty of Agriculture Shines Through
  • Renewable diesel poised to power growth in soybean demand
  • U.S. man recovering after 'breakthrough' pig-heart transplant
  • Ask the Expert: Easy-To-Understand 'Power Factor'
  • Planning Design for Maintenance


December 2021

  • Types of Historical Silos
  • Effect of pelleting and different feeding programs on growth performance, carcass yield, and nutrient digestibility in broiler chickens
  • What Is Going on with Fertilizer Prices?
  • USDA sees 2021-22 corn area at 92.7 mil acres, up 1.6 mil from previous estimate
  • New report examines roadblocks to construction's digital transformation
  • Fresh Market Bean Crop Provision Changes
  • Diagnosing the pain in your supply chain

September 2021

  • Company Family Member Announcements
  • On the Safe Side: The Incident Investigation
  • Ask the Expert: Market Uncertainties in Commodity Pricing
  • Featured Project: Smithfield Hog Production - Bladenboro, North Carolina

June 2021

  • Company Family Member Announcements
  • On the Safe Side
  • Ask the Expert: Rail Receiving Systems
  • Featured Project: Circle S Ranch


September 2020

  • Some Thoughts On: It's Been 10 Years
  • Ask the Expert: The Importance of NTEP Certification for Scales
  • Featured Project: Aviagen - Pikeville, Tennessee

July 2020

  • Some Thoughts On: The Pandemic
  • Ask the Expert: Tips On Silo Design — Part II

May 2020

  • Some Thoughts On: The Pandemic
  • Ask the Expert: Tips On Silo Design — Part I
  • Featured Project: Butterball - Yellville, Arkansas

March 2020

  • Some Thoughts On: Professional Associations
  • Ask the Expert: Eliminating Production Facility Hazards with Good Housekeeping
  • Featured Project: Butterball - Yellville, Arkansas

January 2020

  • Some Thoughts On: Appreciation for the Past 30 Years
  • Ask the Expert: Comparing Paint Systems & Galvanizing — Part II
  • Featured Project: D&D Ingredient Distributors, Inc. - Delphos, Ohio