Milling Journal Milling Journal Online International Grains Program Bulk Solids Course ... Oct. 27-30 ... Manhattan, KS Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:43:26 EDT Manhattan, KS—The IGP Institute provides professional training in the characterization, handling, transportation of bulk solids, and common solids flow problems encountered. The Bulk Solids Handling, Storage and Flow course is planned for October 27–30, 2014 at the IGP Conference Center. “The investment the bulk solids industry has made in our facilities and programs, and the faculty expertise we have on-board at K-State, make for a winning public-private partnership effort,” says Dirk Maier, department head of Grain Science and Industry. Participants will learn about the science and engineering of bulk solids from K-State and industry experts in practical classroom and hands-on sessions. Bulk Wheat Breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram Wins World Food Prize Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:05:34 EDT One hundred years ago, Dr. Norman Borlaug was born. His semi-dwarf, disease-resistant wheat spurred the Green Revolution and saved more than a billion lives from starvation. It is fitting that the 2014 World Food Prize, which Borlaug created, will be awarded on October 16 to a wheat researcher for the first time. And Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram is not just any wheat breeder - he was Borlaug's successor. Rajaram amplified Borlaug's legacy of innovation at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. His 480 wheat varieties have been released in 51 countries on six continents, planted on K-State IGP Institute to Hold Introduction to Flour Milling Course From Jan. 12-15, 2015 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:55:10 EDT Manhattan, Kan.—Kansas State University’s IGP Institute will host its seventh annual IGP-KSU Introduction to Flour Milling course from Jan. 12-16, 2015. IGP faculty and staff are eager to continue improving and expanding the flour milling course and curriculum. “This course is one of the most diverse courses we offer in regards to job responsibilities. Shift millers, miller assistants, quality assurance managers, general managers and technical service managers have all previously attended,” says Mark Fowler, IGP Institute associate director and course manager. The course is designed for those interested in gaining an understanding of the principles of the milling process, understanding the relationship Perten Instruments Opens New Canadian Office in Winnipeg, MB Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:02:34 EDT To better support its efforts, work and customers in Canada, Perten Instruments is opening a new office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The office will be operational in October of 2014. The address is: Perten Instruments – Canada 112B Scurfield Boulevard Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1G4 Tel: 204 899 8301 Michael Reimer - the General Manger of the new Canadian office - states, “It’s very exciting to open our new Canadian operation right in the heart of our primary business area in Canada. "We have a very large user base, and it’s going to be close to all of these customers.” Reimer adds “We feel that having the local C-TEC AG Starts C-TEC Mechanical to Offer Millwright and Electrical Contracting Services Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:39:12 EDT Greg Wurst, President of C-TEC AG, York, NE, announced Oct. 10 that the company will now offer Millwright and Electrical Contracting Services. Currently C-TEC AG is the premier construction repair with engineering and waterproofing services. The firm supports the AG industry through its subsidiaries, C-TEC (Construction Repair Services), Moeller Engineering (Engineering Services) and Batterton Waterproofing (Coatings and Waterproofing Services). C-TEC AG will immediately offer Millwright Services and Electrical Contracting Services through its new subsidiary C-TEC Mechanical. Wurst, CEO and Founder in 1995 commented that: “The combined entities of C-TEC AG can now fulfill the any need our ADM to Acquire Specialty Commodities Inc. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:59:11 EDT Chicago—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI), a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for US$170 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. “One of the ways we are improving returns and reducing the volatility of our earnings is through the expansion of our specialty ingredients portfolio,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia A. Woertz. “One milestone in the ongoing process was the addition of WILD Flavors; the addition of Specialty Commodities Inc. is another step. Consumers around the world are demanding higher-quality, better-tasting, EnviroLogix Announces "Fumonisin Flex" QuickTox Kit Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:32:10 EDT EnviroLogix Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of an industry-leading innovation to its QuickTox family – “Fumonisin Flex.” The new Fumonisin Flex testoffers users the flexibility of testing multiple matrices using water or a water-based buffer as an extraction method, eliminating the additional costs of purchasing and disposing of ethanol. The expanded matrix list includes corn, corn flour, corn germ, corn germ meal, DDGS and sorghum. Additionally, Fumonisin Flex is designed and calibrated to conform to GIPSA performance criteria. Its features include: •Water extraction •Test results in 5 minutes •Accurate quantification and traceability utilizing the QuickScan System •Affordable grain-quality management •Industry-leading customer support The U.S. Wheat Associates Promotes Ian Flagg to Regional Director Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:43:28 EDT Arlington, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) promotes Ian Flagg to Regional Director for Middle East and North African countries. Flagg will supervise USW staff and direct strategic planning and export market development activities in 28 countries served by USW offices in Cairo, Egypt, and Casablanca, Morocco, where Flagg is based. "Ian has accumulated a great deal of experience in his time with USW in our domestic wheat market and in our overseas market development work,” said USW Vice President of Overseas Operations Vince Peterson. “I am highly confident in Ian's ability to lead our regional team's work in a FOSS Introduces Alphatec™FNo. Alternative to Perform Standard Falling Number Test Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:40:42 EDT FOSS announces Alphatec™FNo, a modern and safe way to perform the standard falling number test used to check sprouting damage in grain and enzyme-activity in flour before baking, malting etc. Alphatec FNo offers a new alternative for testing the standard AACC Method AACC 56-81B ‘Determination of Falling Number’ with features including a specially designed cooling lid that minimizes the rush of steam when loading samples and a touch screen interface for easy operation. A safe way to test falling number Little has changed with existing equipment for falling number for decades. Based on extensive FOSS experience with automation of laboratory analysis, FOSS Introduces Infratec™ NOVA Testing Platform With New Functionality to Handle More Samples Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:35:21 EDT FOSS announces the InfratecTM NOVA, a 6th generation of the renowned Infratec NIR testing platform with new functionality to help grain receivers handle more grain samples in less time. With new levels of speed and usability it is possible to test grain at rates up to 20% faster than other NIR solutions. At the same time, true networking and standardized instruments reduce instrument management work required for consistent test results throughout grain receival networks. Simple is reliable A tablet-like touch screen mounted on the instrument brings a modern touch to an operation that has been relied on for decades. The