Milling Journal Milling Journal Online Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation Receives $200,000 Grant From Dane G. Hansen Foundation to Help Greenhouse Expansion Project Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:21:12 EST The Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan., has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation to assist with a greenhouse expansion project at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center (KWIC) in Manhattan, Kan. The grant will assist in the construction of a four-bay greenhouse to be used for public-private collaborative research and commercialization in wheat biotechnology. Molecular and genetic research done in the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center laboratories will be conducted in the greenhouses. A more controlled environment will both enhance and accelerate results. The 12,750 square-foot expansion will be constructed adjacent to existing greenhouses, offices and Dr. John Ormerod, Magnet Applications Inc. Technical Advisor to Speak at Magnetics 2017 ... Jan. 18-19 ... Orlando, FL Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:16:27 EST Dubois, PA - Magnet Applications®, Inc., the only North American manufacturer of compression bonded magnets and a leading manufacturer of injection molded magnets, hybrid magnets and magnetic assemblies, today announced that Dr. John Ormerod, the company’s senior technology advisor, will speak at Magnetics 2017, held in Orlando, FL, January 18-19. Magnetics 2017 is a global event that brings together worldwide magnetics experts to understand the latest advancements in in magnetic applications, technology and materials. The event is attended by hundreds of OEMs design engineers, application engineers and scientists from around the globe. Dr. Ormerod, who has nearly forty years of experience in IAOM - Mideast & Africa Region Shares Success of 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Ethiopia Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:31:47 EST The International Association of Operative Millers Mideast and Africa Region (IAOM MEA) would like to share with you the success of the 27th Annual Conference and Expo held on 24-27 October in Millennium Hall Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We thank the delegates, exhibitors, and sponsors for standing by our event despite the challenges with visa, logistics, Wi-Fi connection, and Ethiopia's declaration of state of emergency. We had a pleasantly surprising turnout of 622 delegates over the three (3) days, out of which were 150 millers from 80 milling companies, plus 92 exhibiting companies all from 50 countries worldwide. The African media Kansas Wheat Crop Conditions Deteriorate as Drought Spreads Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:15:50 EST Much needed moisture makes the top of many Kansas wheat farmers' 2016 Christmas wish lists. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of western Kansas is currently in moderate to severe drought just a few weeks after the entirety of the state was declared drought free for the first time in six years. According to Romulo Lollato, wheat and forages extension specialist for Kansas State University's Department of Agronomy, Kansas crop conditions vary greatly. "We have very contrasting conditions statewide," said Lollato. "In south central and southeast Kansas, planting was delayed in many cases due to excess moisture in the region. Bratney Companies Honored with Iowa Venture Award Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:31:58 EST Peter Bratney, President of Bratney Companies, receives Iowa Venture Award. Des Moines, IA - The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and independent telecommunication companies, honored seven distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines. Bratney Companies is being recognized for continued growth and commitment to Iowa. Their most recent expansion is the creation of a manufacturing division resulting in the construction of a new 12,000 sq. ft. fabrication facility located General Mills, USDA NRCS and Xerces Society Enter $4 Million Agreement to Invest in Pollinator Habitats Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:19:27 EST Washington - Nov. 30, 2016 - General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General Mills and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will support farmers across the U.S. by providing technical assistance to plant and protect pollinator habitat, such as native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows. Through 2021, this partnership will help to plant over 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat. Providing habitat in agriculture Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints Suzanne Hurst as Human Resources Manager Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:43:35 EST Newton, KS - Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Hurst as the company’s Human Resources Manager. Suzanne brings more than ten years of experience to the position. In her new role, Suzanne will be responsible for recruitment, benefit negotiations, employee performance management and conflict resolution for Newton-based Bunting Magnetics Co. and its Magnet Materials Division (Elk Grove Village, IL). In addition, she will provide human resources guidance for the company’s other two divisions: Bunting Magnetics Europe (Berkhamsted, UK); and Magnet Applications, Inc. (DuBois, PA). Suzanne will report Miller Milling Company to Expand Flour Mill Facility in Saginaw, TX Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:24:54 EST Bloomington, MN - Oct. 27., 2016 - Milling Milling Company today announced it will expand its Saginaw, TX flour mill by more than 70%. Miller Milling's present Saginaw, TX facility will be expanded and also will include building a brand new 10,000-cwt-per-day mill at this location. The just-commenced project will include the construction of a new mill able to produce 10,000 cwt of flour per day along with necessary infrastructure for grain handling, packaging, storage and load-out capabilities. The project also lays the groundwork to meet future flour demand across the region. "This expansion will let us better serve our existing customers K-State University Receives More Than $1 Million From National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Help Protect Food From Pests and Diseases Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:27:11 EST Manhattan, KS - Kansas State University has received more than $1 million from National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to continue work that protects food from a variety of pests and diseases. NIFA’s vote of confidence comes in the form of $539,983 to support the Great Plains Diagnostic Network (GPDN), and $499,999 for research being conducted in Manhattan to eventually eliminate the use of methyl bromide in fumigants that control insects in wheat and rice. The university has been the lead institution for GPDN since it was formed in 2002. It is one of five regional laboratories in the Drought Looms Over Planting of Mississippi's Wheat Crop Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:26:19 EST