Milling Journal Milling Journal Online International Food Information Council Study Finds Front-of-Pack Labels Can Give Consumers Key Nutrition Information Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:32:20 EDT Washington, DC—A Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics article co-authored by Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president for nutrition and food safety communications at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, finds that robust front-of-package labeling can significantly improve consumers’ ability to figure out and comprehend a food’s nutrition information, and to make informed choices about their purchases. In addition, more abundant front-of-package labeling reduced consumers’ need to study the Nutrition Facts label. The article is based on a 2010 study by the IFIC Foundation to examine consumer comprehension, ease of understanding, and interpretation of nutrition information in the Hard Freeze Could Damage Some Wheat In Kansas Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:08:26 EDT Manhattan, KS—The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk, he said. There are a number of key factors in determining freeze damage: the stage of development of the wheat, the density of the stand and condition of the plants, the amount of residue on the soil surface, the extent and duration of low temperatures, temperature gradients within the field, soil moisture, and the wind speed, Shroyer explained. and#149; Stage of development. EPA Sets Tolerance for Fluoxastrobin on Wheat (Federal Register) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:38:14 EDT International Grains Program Offers Back to Back Milling Courses in Early June Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:46:45 EDT Manhattan, KS—Kansas State University's International Grains Program is again offering a pair of courses designed to provide additional training to milling professionals and other end-users of Kansas-grown products. The basic and advanced milling principles courses are each a week long and are designed for different segments of industry professionals, but overall focus on key milling principles. Kansas wheat farmers are a key supporter of the International Grains Program and its educational efforts, through the two-cent per bushel wheat checkoff. Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat CEO, says that partnership has been in existence for quite some time. "Kansas farmers and IGP first partnered VAA, LLC Appoints Quin Vincent as Partner Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:17:59 EDT Minneapolis, MNand#151;VAA, LLC an established engineering firm, announced April 8 the promotion of Quin Vincent to Partner of the firm. Vincent, who has been with VAA for 13 years, will work to develop the firm’s portfolio of agricultural and industrial clients. Promoted from his previous position as Senior Associate, Vincent has helped foster working relationships with industry-leaders in VAA’s agricultural and industrial markets. He’s mentored employees, grown business and successfully built the firm’s track design expertise from one person to a fully staffed team capable of providing comprehensive track work projects from 10-car expansions to large multi-train yards and loop tracks. Jeff Schrock Named CEO of VAA, LLC Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:14:42 EDT Minneapolis, MNand#151;Jeff Schrock, PE, LEED AP has been named CEO of VAA, LLC., one of Minnesota’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering firms. Schrock joined VAA in 2006 as a Senior Civil Engineer where he was challenged with building the Civil Engineering Group. In the last eight years he excelled at doing so, growing the group from a busy team of four to a comprehensive staff of 17. During that time he also developed new client markets, deepened long-standing client relationships, worked with others to grow the company from almost 50 employees to 115, and charted a course for the future of Early Bird Deadline April 16 For IAOM Annual Conference & Expo Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:18 EDT Save $75 On Your Registration Today! The early bird registration deadline for the IAOM 118th Annual Conference and Expo, May 19 - 23, Omaha Hilton Hotel and CenturyLink Center Omaha, Nebraska, USA, is quickly approaching. Register today! Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 16! Don't miss the chance to save on the exciting opportunities and educational sessions that are waiting for you at the IAOM Annual Conference and Expo. The registration rate for this informative conference is only $500 for current IAOM members or $575 for non-members. Non-members will receive a one-year membership to IAOM with their paid registration fee. But you must register by NCI/IGP Milling Course Focuses on Improving Durum Wheat Milling Skills Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:31:51 EDT Fargo, ND—The NCI/IGP Durum Wheat Milling Short Course is underway at Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in Fargo, N.D., and runs through Wednesday, April 9. The course is co-sponsored with the International Grains Program (IGP) at Kansas State University. Lead instructor is Mark Fowler, IGP Associate Director and Milling Specialist. The course is coordinated by John Crabtree, NCI Assistant Director. Eleven participants from Guatemala, Mexico and U.S. are attending. The course is designed to give participants a better understanding of the durum milling process and add insight into milling performance and semolina quality. Most of the participants University of California, Davis Wheat Field Study Finds Food Quality Will Suffer Along with Rising CO2 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:22:32 EDT For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional quality of food crops is at risk as climate change intensifies. Findings from this wheat field-test study, led by a UC Davis plant scientist, will be reported online April 6 in the journal Nature Climate Change. "Food quality is declining under the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide that we are experiencing," said lead author Arnold Bloom, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. "Several explanations for this decline have been put forward, but this is Wheat Community Gathers to Celebrate Norman Borlaug Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:37:10 EDT Manhattan, KSand#151;The work of Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and father of the Green Revolution, was celebrated at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Ciudad Obregon in Mexico in late March. More than 700 representatives of the wheat research industry from 67 different countries attended the conference. Kansas Wheat Commission Chairman Ron Suppes, Dighton, and Aaron Harries, director of marketing for Kansas Wheat, were in attendance. The summit brought together researchers, policymakers and representatives of leading agricultural research-for-development organizations from around the world to celebrate the life and legacy of tireless hunger-fighter Borlaug and inspired a