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 Bunge Reports 2Q Net Income of $272 Million, Up From $110 Million in 2Q 2013 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:47 EDT White Plains, NY—Bunge Limited reported July 31 its second quarter 2014 financial results. Full Bunge Report „Overview Soren Schroder, Bunge's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We had a strong performance in the second quarter with all segments reporting higher year-over-year results. "Strong global oilseed processing margins, driven by big crops and growing demand, led to significantly better results in agribusiness. Improved operational and commercial performance and the addition of our new wheat mills in Mexico contributed to a record quarter in food and ingredients. "The results demonstrate the potential of this segment and the value of managing integrated oilseed and IGP Instituteâs Mark Fowler Becomes Northern Crops Institute's Milling Consultant Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:01:47 EDT Fargo, ND—Mark Fowler has joined the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) team as a Milling Consultant. Fowler will direct efforts to improve operating performance and efficiencies in NCI’s Flour Mill, train NCI staff in the mill’s basic operations, teach educational programs related to flour milling, and build partnerships with private industry who want to utilize NCI’s facilities. Fowler will continue his duties as Associate Director of the International Grains Program (IGP) Institute at Kansas State University. “I IAOM Central and Wheat State Districts Meet in Branson, MO Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:02:12 EDT by Karl Ohm, editor Approximately 64 members from the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Central and Wheat State Districts attended the 2014 Summer Meeting and Technical Conference, July 24 - 26, at the Chateau at the Lake, Branson, MO. The social hour followed by a casual picnic-style buffet was held indoors Thursday evening, July 24, at Chateau at the Lake. A golf outing was held on Saturday morning, July 26, at the Payne Stewart Golf Club of Branson Hills. Pictured Right Wheat State District Officers (2014-15) From left: Chairperson Andrew Moore, Grain Craft, Wichita, KS; Vice Chairperson Michael McElroy, Ardent Mills, Wichita, KS; Secretary/Treasurer Alltech: Be Wary of Wheat Quality After Wet Weather Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:27:01 EDT Lexington, KYand#151;This summer’s excessive rain has left the wheat harvest lagging behind and the crop in suboptimal condition, according to one grain management expert. Dr. Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, said that the most common mycotoxin issue with wheat is Deoxynivalenol (DON), produced by Fusarium graminareum mold. This is the same mold that produces Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the two are commonly associated in wheat. However, in some cases DON can still be present even if FHB is not spotted. Fusarium graminareum prefers extended wet periods or relative humidity more than 90 percent with temperatures from 59 3M Celebrates Three Decades of Petrifilm Plate Innovations Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:53:47 EDT St. Paul, MN—3M Food Safety is marking the 30th anniversary of the introduction of its revolutionary 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, the worldwide standard for fast, simple, easy-to-interpret indicator testing. “We’re not just celebrating 30 years of Petrifilm Plates – we’re celebrating 30 years of helping our customers improve lab efficiencies while also ensuring high product quality and safety standards” First introduced in 1984, the 3M Petrifilm Plate technology has long been the industry standard for efficient and reliable colony interpretation and enumeration for food and beverage processors. For three decades, food safety professionals around the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm GEAPS and K-State to Expand Educational Partnership and Offer Credential in Grain Processing Management Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:34:20 EDT Minneapolis, MN—GEAPS and Kansas State University (K-State) announced July 29 they have agreed to expand their partnership in distance education to offer online courses and a Credential in Grain Processing Management. The current GEAPS/K-State program offers more than 20 online courses and credentials devoted mainly to grain-handling operations. “We’re building on success,” said Mark Fedje, chairman of GEAPS International Board, and terminal elevator maintenance team leader, General Mills. “The expanded partnership will allow us to offer the grain-processing industry high-quality, focused and practical courses – the hallmark of our current program.” Initially, Fedje said, the expanded program will combine current GEAPS/K-State Sturtevant Reaches Air Classifier Milestone Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:28 EDT Sturtevant, Inc., one of the world’s largest suppliers of air classifiers and related equipment, sold and installed, is proud to announce the sale of its 5,000th Air Classifier, more than any other Air Classifier manufacturer. Air Classifier Number One was sold to Reynolds Tobacco Co. of Winston-Salem, NC and shipped on Sept. 18, 1919. This early design still has features recognizable today in Sturtevant’s Whirlwind® Air Classifier including an internal fan. “Significant changes have taken place between the shipment of Serial Number One and Number Five-Thousand. "Number One was capable of cut sizes in the range Romer Labs Collaborates With Feed the Future Initiative in International Program to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:58:13 EDT Tulln, Austria—Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab For the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss based at Kansas State University to donate mycotoxin testing supplies to their USAID project aimed at reducing post-harvest loss. This Feed the Future Innovation Lab is part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative to reduce global hunger and improve food security. The initiative uses research, education and outreach to advance solutions to hunger, poverty, and under-nutrition in low-income countries. The project aims to provide global leadership to reduce post-harvest loss (PHL) and food waste of durable staple crops (grains, oilseeds, legumes, GIPSA Proposes Revisions to Barley Grade, Quality Standards (Federal Register) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:52:55 EDT