Milling Journal Milling Journal Online Complete Audio Synchronized to PowerPoint and Handouts From 2015 IAOM Conference and Expo Online Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:20:40 EDT Texas A&M Releases New Wheat Cultivar Resistant to Many Fungi Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:00:34 EDT Wheat, from breads and pastries to beer and pastas, is an integral part of diets. Farmers produced about 730 million tons of wheat globally in 2014. It serves as the staple food for more than 35% of the world’s population – around 2.5 billion people – according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. But wheat is vulnerable. Among the most damaging diseases that affect wheat crops across the world are rusts. The fungi that cause stem rust, leaf rust and stripe rust belong to the genus Puccinia. These parasites cannot grow without infecting a host plant, and are responsible Bret Van Wyk of Interstates Companies Named on Engineering Leaders Under 40 List Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:06:37 EDT Sioux Center, IA — Interstates Companies is pleased to announce that Bret Van Wyk has been named among the Engineering Leaders Under 40 class of 2015 sponsored by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines. Engineering Leaders Under 40 is a recognition program to identify and recognize young engineers who have made significant contributions toward the control engineering profession. “Bret has been essential in our growth of Manufacturing IT service offerings with development of key customer partnerships and improvement of internal work processes,” says Marty Van Der Sloot, Manufacturing IT Division Manager, Interstates Control Systems. “Bret is very deserving of this K-State University Researcher Completes Study For New Genetic Markers For Wheat Improvement Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:50:51 EDT Manhattan and#151; Kansas State University wheat scientists have completed the first study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool and have called it a breakthrough in exploring wheat wild relatives for future crop improvement. Their study, "Exploring the tertiary gene pool of bread wheat: sequence assembly and analysis of chromosome 5M of Aegilops geniculata," was published Sept. 27 in The Plant Journal. "What we did is develop a strategy that can be used as a model to explore genomic resources for gene mining from distant wild relatives of wheat," said Vijay Tiwari, research associate in the plant pathology department U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers Comment on TPP Negotiations Conclusion Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:02:14 EDT Washington, D.C. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that negotiators have reached an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “Asia is a growing regional market and this agreement has the potential to increase economic opportunity and wheat demand even in countries where we already have duty free access,” said USW President Alan Tracy. “That is critically important because our competitors like Australia are moving ahead with bilateral agreements that eliminate tariffs on wheat imports with countries like Vietnam. "The high standards in the TPP agreement should help us be Food Protection Services Pest Management Technicians Achieve Associate Certified Entomologist Status Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:51:50 EDT Carmel, IN — Food Protection Services, LLC has two new Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE) on their team. Perry Nettles and Greg Epley were recently certified as an Associate Entomologist by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. To achieve Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) status, a pest management professional must have a minimum of seven years of verifiable pest management experience, the knowledge and ability to pass a rigorous test on insect pest control, a current U.S. pesticide applicators license, and a willingness to adhere to the ACE Code of Ethics. "We're very proud of the work Perry and Greg did Kansas Wheat Encourages Farmers to Be Proactive Regarding Wheat Disease Control Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:41:53 EDT Wheat planting season is here, and producers are making decisions that can affect next year's crop, for both themselves and their neighbors. Farmers should select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as to apply fungicides to seed before drilling wheat this season. A number of wheat diseases were seen throughout the state prior to and during wheat harvest this summer. Wheat farmers should also control their volunteer wheat in order to prevent severe problems that could cost both them, and their neighbors, a pretty penny. Volunteer wheat carries several risks, such as wheat streak mosaic virus, Russian EPA Sets Tolerances for Benzovindiflupyr on Barley, Corn, Cottonseed, Oats, Dry Edible Peas and Beans, Rye, Wheat (Federal Register) Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:40:05 EDT IAOM Ohio Valley, Niagara, Southeastern, and Wolverine Districts Meet in Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 23-25 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:56:45 EDT By Karl Ohm, editor Nearly 130 members, including spouses and guests, from the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Ohio Valley, Niagara, Southeastern, and Wolverine Districts attended the 2015 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference, September 23-25, at The JW Marriott hotel, Indianapolis, IN. The IAOM Ohio Valley District served as the host for this event. A golf tournament was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, at the The Eagle Creek Golf Club, located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The opening reception and registration were held from 6 to 8 p.m. in White River rooms A, B, and C at U.S. Wheat Associates Appoints Jeff Coey as Assistant Regional Vice President, Hong Kong Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:48:30 EDT Arlington, Virginia and#151; U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has hired Jeff Coey as Assistant Regional Vice President to fill the vacant position in its Hong Kong office left by Matt Weimar, who recently relocated to the regional office in Singapore as the new Regional Vice President for South Asia. Coey will manage U.S. wheat market development programs and USW’s business and government relationships in China. This includes two offices and staff located in Hong Kong and Beijing. Coey joins USW with more than 25 years of marketing and trade facilitation experience in East Asia including industry relations and government affairs consulting,