Milling Journal Milling Journal Online U.S. Wehat Producers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities With Cuba Following Renewal of Diplomatic Relations Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:51:21 EST Arlington, Virginia — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established trade relations will help open a market for U.S. wheat products in Cuba. Cuba, which does not grow wheat commercially, is the largest wheat market in the Caribbean, purchasing almost all of its wheat from the European Union and Canada. Cuba could import at least 500,000 metric tons EPA Sets Tolerances for Flutriafol on Sorghum, Cotton Meal, Aspirated Grain Fractions; S-metolachlor on Sunflower (Federal Register) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:46:36 EST Insects Limited Appoints Tom Mueller as Nationwide Sales and Marketing Manager Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:06:44 EST Westfield, IN. — Insects Limited, Inc. announces the addition of Tom Mueller. Tom graduated from Ball State University in sports administration, sales and marketing. Tom brings five years of business sales experience from the biomedical industry. His involvement will include nationwide sales, and marketing of pheromones, fumigation products and services. Dave Mueller, president of Insects Limited stated, “It is exciting to have Tom join our company. He is a very good salesman; every company needs good salesmen.” For more information, please contact Peggy Rutkowski at 317-896-9300 or Ag Growth International Launches New Websites for Hi Roller and Tramco Divisions Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:23:01 EST WINNIPEG, Mb—Ag Growth International (AGI) announced Dec. 15 the launch of new websites for their Hi Roller and TRAMCO divisions. These new sites have been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers access to detailed product information, tradeshow schedules and the latest company news. “Our new websites provide a fresh look for each brand and more importantly, it provides our customers with accurate and up-to-date information about our products,” said Paul Brisebois, Vice President of Marketing. This is the latest progression in our rebranding initiative that launched earlier this year and ensures that all AACC International Publishes New Book: Rye and Health Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:44:14 EST St. Paul, Minn. (December 2014)—Rye has been the subject of many health and nutrition studies in the past decade. It has been found to stimulate weight loss, lower disease risk, promote gastrointestinal health, and improve cardiovascular conditions. It’s no wonder that nutritionists and the grain‐foods industry worldwide see rye as an important ingredient in recipes that meet the increasing consumer demands for healthy foods. Enter Rye and Health, edited by veteran food technology and nutrition scientists Kaisa Poutanen and Per AMan. This important new book helps both nutritionists and food manufacturers understand the very latest findings on the composition of rye and its physiological and health effects. It specifically covers: • The chemical composition Milling Industry Veteran Gene Erhardt of Warren, OR Passes Away at Age 71 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:59:30 EST Eugene ‘Gene’ Vincent Erhardt, 71, passed away peacefully in his home in Warren, Oregon, on December 8, 2014, after a long fight with liver disease. He was surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born in Portland, Oregon, and lived most of his childhood in Monument, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Diane Erhardt of 49 years, six children, their families, and his most precious gifts: his fifteen grandchildren. His career was spent in the Milling and Baking Industry for over 40 years working for Terminal Flour Mills, Pendleton Flour Mills, and Fisher Flour Mills. His Ardent Mills' San Bernardino, CA Facility Receives Community Honor Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:06:43 EST California Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, joined with chambers of commerce from around the state's 23rd Senate District on November 21 to recognize businesses for their contributions to the economy at the 2014 Top Chamber Business Awards. Pictured From left: California Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and the San Bernardino, CA Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Ardent Mills’ San Bernardino milling facility with its Top Chamber Business award that was accepted by Plant Manager Nelson Selmer. “California isn’t always the easiest place to do business,” said Sen. Morrell. “That’s why it is all the more important that we have events like Ardent Mills to Donate More Than 35,000 Bread Loaves to Food Banks in OR and CO Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:55:54 EST Denver, CO, Dec. 11, 2014 — Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredients company, is donating 35,280 loaves of bread from its Integrated Bakery Resources (IBR) specialty bakery to take action to fight hunger in Oregon and Colorado in advance of the holidays. “At Ardent Mills, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work by donating products, volunteering time and talent as well as supporting local businesses,” says Dan Dye, Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Mills. “This holiday donation is just one way we are helping to nourish these communities.” According to Tom Reed, Food Procurement Manager with Sturtevant Names Steve Puleo as Product Manager Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:03:41 EST Hanover, MAand#151;Sturtevant, the leading manufacturer of material processing equipment, recently hired Steve Puleo as Product Manager, reporting directly to Sam Rajkovich, Director of Sales and Marketing. In this position, Puleo is responsible for business development activities related to the Simpactor®, Powderizer® and Infestroyer® product lines. “We are extremely pleased to have Steve on board to manage the long-term sales strategy and optimization of our pin mill and air classifying Powderizer® mill technologies,” said Rajkovich. “His leadership, business analysis and passion for customer service make him a natural fit for the Sturtevant team.” Puleo comes to Sturtevant with 18 years of commercial Perten Instruments Adds Semolina Accessory to Its Inframatic 9500 NIR Analyzer Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:24:42 EST Perten Instruments has added an semolina accessory to enable rapid analysis of ash, protein and more in the Perten Inframatic 9500 NIR Analyzer. The IM 9500 is widely used for analysis of grain and wheat flour, and its capabilities now include semolina analysis. Using the semolina cuvette millers can now analyze moisture, protein, ash, wet gluten as well as color expressed as L* and b* in about 30 seconds. It is very easy to analyze samples thanks to the unique design of the sample filling station, which also minimizes differences between operators. The combination of NIR and visible wavelengths ensures optimal accuracy