Milling Journal Milling Journal Online North American Millers' Association Annual Meeting ... Oct. 26-28 ... Laguna Beach, CA Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:54:53 EDT Fairbanks Scales Inc. Enters Partnership With Perten Instruments Tue, 23 May 2017 10:34:22 EDT Kansas City, MO - Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces a partnership with Perten Instruments, a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments to the agricultural industries. Fairbanks now has Nationwide Authorized Distributor rights to sell Perten products, which are ideal for use in monitoring quality, meeting specifications, and setting commodity pricing. Perten Instruments products are an excellent choice for such industry segments as biofuels, grain farmers and traders, oilseed processors, flour milling, and wet and dry corn processing. Perten Instruments, a Perkin Elmer company, makes a range of Plains Grains May 19 Harvest Summary For Hard Red Winter Wheat Tue, 23 May 2017 10:01:58 EDT This 2017 HRW harvst summary report of May 19, which includes separate breakout reports from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and Nebraska Wheat, was compiled and supplied by Mark Hodges, executive director, Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI), Stillwater, OK. PGI is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry. It serves the Great Plains and PNW states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming and are guided by K-State University IGP Institute Hosts U.S. Grains Council Food Sorghum Workshop Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:43 EDT Manhattan, KS - When many think of sorghum, they think of grains used to feed livestock. One method of processing sorghum that few consider is making it into food for human consumption. Photo caption: Shawn Thiele, IGP Institute flour milling and grain processing curriculum manager, presents examples of sorghum flour produced at the Hal Ross Flour Mill. That was the topic of the recent IGP Institute-led U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Food Sorghum Workshop held May 16–17, 2017. The workshop covered topics including milling methods and requirements for optimum flour production, products derived from sorghum for food use, and sorghum flour characteristics and Magnum Systems Releases New Corporate Logo and Message Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:11 EDT Parsons, KS (May 19, 2017) - Magnum Systems has launched a new corporate logo and message. This reveal is a sizable enhancement to the company’s since merging brands 16 years ago. Magnum Systems releases new corporate logo. The same calm but powerful blue and new Magnum icon “The Path” utilize geometric shapes to help define the symbolic “M”, it represents Magnum's future path – to look forward and stay focused. “Branding means nothing unless the message is consistent in vision, action, and communication … both internal and external," says Magnum’s President/CEO Travis Wallace. "Our employees, partners, and customers understand Magnums Systems is Western KS Wheat Crops Hit by Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Thu, 18 May 2017 08:38:31 EDT While grazing cattle on volunteer wheat may seem like a cost-effective option in a tough farm economy, not controlling volunteer may cost you, and your neighbors, down the line. Volunteer wheat is a host for the wheat curl mite, the transmitter of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV), the disease that is crippling the western Kansas wheat crop. In addition to WSMV affecting wheat, it's common for plants infected with WSMV to also be infected with High Plains mosaic and triticum mosaic viruses. The symptoms of these diseases are nearly identical, but disease severity is greater when plants are infected by more K-State University IGP Institute and Buhler, Inc. to Hold Spanish Executive Milling Course ... Aug. 28 - Sept. 1 ... Manhattan, KS Tue, 16 May 2017 14:02:13 EDT Manhattan, KS - The milling industry is constantly improving and integrating modern technologies with people who are passionate for developing the best products domestically and globally. Kansas State University’s IGP Institute, in conjunction with Buhler, Inc., will host its Buhler–KSU Spanish Executive Milling course August 28 – September 1, 2017 at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The course is designed as an introduction to flour milling and flour quality, grain cleaning and functionality. Jason Watt, Buhler instructor of milling, explains that the course is an asset for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of the flour milling industry. “It is Bunting Magnetics Appoints David Bocanegra as Sales Manager in Mexico Tue, 16 May 2017 09:05:57 EDT Newton, KS - Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal through a line of metal detection and magnetic separation equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bocanegra as its newest member of the international sales team supporting existing customers and generating sales throughout Mexico. Bocanegra joins Bunting Magnetics with ten years of sales and engineering experience. David’s focus will be face-to-face customer contact, identifying and training distributors and providing on-site customer support and advice on solving metal contamination problems. “As we’ve already experienced remarkable growth in Mexico, the country continues to expand in food Kice Industries Introduces VJX Airlock to Rotary Airlock Line Mon, 15 May 2017 15:17:36 EDT Wichita, KS - May 15, 2017 - Kice Industries today announced it has introduced the new Kice VJX Airlock to its Rotary Airlock line. The VJX Airlock offers better performance and reliability than other airlock valves on the market today. “The patented bearing and seal cartridge allows us to eliminate the need for packing material around the shaft where it passes through the endplate,” said Tim Kice, Kice Industries. “The bearing and seal cartridge not only outperforms traditional packing material, it also eliminates several parts previously required. "This reduction in parts reduces disassembly time greatly which will lead to more uptime, Miller Milling Company Promotes Jeffrey Thomas to President and CEO Mon, 15 May 2017 09:47:27 EDT Bloomington, MN - April 25, 2017 - Milling Milling Company, one of the largest flour milling companies in the U.S., today announced that Jeffrey Thomas, who currently serves as the Company's vice president of operations, will succeed Kazuyoshi Watanabe as president and chief executive officer effective June 1, 2017. Watanabe will return to Japan where he will continue to serve as an executive of Miller's parent, Nisshin Siefun Group, and as a member of Miller's board of directors. The Company issued the following comment in announcing the succession: "We're pleased that we've selected a very strong leader at a time when Miller Milling