Milling Journal Milling Journal Online http://www.millingjournal.com AIB International Adds New Baking Process Kill Step Calculator For Soft Cookies Mon, 23 May 2016 10:58:29 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/AIB_International_Adds_New_Baking_Process_Kill_Step_Calculator_For_Soft_Cookies-159008.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/AIB_International_Adds_New_Baking_Process_Kill_Step_Calculator_For_Soft_Cookies-159008.html Manhattan, KS - AIB International has added a soft cookie product profile to their lineup of Baking Process Kill Step Calculators. This breakthrough industry tool empowers bakeries to validate their food safety preventive controls and accurately evaluate Salmonella destruction in bakery products, meeting FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement to validate and verify thermal processes to ensure product safety. “The food industry has long believed that all biological organisms like yeast or pathogens are killed in the oven and critical product quality attributes are achieved,” says Lakshmikantha Channaiah, Microbiology Director at AIB International. “Under FSMA, the FDA is Crop and Agronomy Societies Support NAS Study Showing Genetically-Engineered Crops Safe For Environment and Health Fri, 20 May 2016 09:45:03 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Crop_and_Agronomy_Societies_Support_NAS_Study_Showing_Genetically_Engineered_Crops_Safe_For_Environment_and_Health-158992.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Crop_and_Agronomy_Societies_Support_NAS_Study_Showing_Genetically_Engineered_Crops_Safe_For_Environment_and_Health-158992.html May 19, 2016 - Genetically engineered (GE) crops have been the topic of much debate since their introduction into the food system in the mid-1990s. Claims and research that extol both the benefits and risks of GE crops have created a confusing landscape for the public and for policy makers. However, according to a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) report, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects, the science is clear: “There is no persuasive evidence of adverse health effects directly attributable to consumption of foods derived from GE crops.” “Crop scientists and the public both want safe and Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints Kevin Bowen to Advisory Board Tue, 17 May 2016 08:18:23 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Bunting_Magnetics_Co__Appoints_Kevin_Bowen_to_Advisory_Board-158901.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Bunting_Magnetics_Co__Appoints_Kevin_Bowen_to_Advisory_Board-158901.html Newton, KS - Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, today announced the appointment of Kevin Bowen to the company’s Advisory Board. Bowen brings a wealth< of corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the nearly 60 year-old company. The Bunting Magnetics Co. Advisory Board, which also includes technology advisor Dr. John Ormerod; sales and marketing consultant Steven Schnoll; and president of Newton (Kansas) Medical Center, Steve Kelly, meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives. Bob Bunting, President and CEO, Bunting Magnetics Co., made the announcement. “Bunting Magnetics is excited Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS, to Offer Milling Technician Program Mon, 16 May 2016 07:55:06 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Cowley_College__Arkansas_City__KS__to_Offer_Milling_Technician_Program-158857.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Cowley_College__Arkansas_City__KS__to_Offer_Milling_Technician_Program-158857.html Responding to an industry request to meet the needs of industry and the community by providing a program that will prepare candidates for better jobs in an area of projected shortage, Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS, is offering the Milling Technician program. The Milling program is a one of a kind, largely online program that prepares students to work in flour mills in mid-level technician and management positions by providing a combination of mechatronics and specialized milling courses, and an internship. Initially requested by International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) and ADM Milling, Cowley College worked with IAOM and an advisory BinMaster Introduces Laser Level Measurement Sensor With Narrow Beam Tue, 10 May 2016 17:08:23 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/BinMaster_Introduces_Laser_Level_Measurement_Sensor_With_Narrow_Beam-158760.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/BinMaster_Introduces_Laser_Level_Measurement_Sensor_With_Narrow_Beam-158760.html Lincoln, NE—The new LL-100 laser level measurement sensor from BinMaster is used for level control, plugged chute detection, and monitoring buildup. The laser technology measures a single point on the material surface in a tight 1° beam, so there is no beam divergence, making it suitable for use in very narrow vessels or constrained spaces. This non-contact device can be used in bulk solids, pellets, or granular materials of all material dielectrics in a variety of vessels. Narrow beam laser measurement technology is resistant to reliability issues caused by surface angle, slope, texture, granularity, or material color. The LL-100 laser level Bunting Magnetics Co. Introduces NUHI Cartridge Magnet Tue, 10 May 2016 08:45:51 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Bunting_Magnetics_Co__Introduces_NUHI_Cartridge_Magnet-158724.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Bunting_Magnetics_Co__Introduces_NUHI_Cartridge_Magnet-158724.html Newton, KS - Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, continues to deliver the best permanent magnet solutions with the introduction of its NUHI™ Cartridge Magnet. Completely redesigned from the ground up to address the processing challenges manufacturers face, the NUHI™ Cartridge Magnet – Neo Ultra High Intensity – is 25% stronger and delivers 50% more reach out than the company’s previous cartridge design. The result is more power, a purer product and better plant efficiency. “Faced with a tough work environment and consumer concerns for product safety, food, grain, powder and bulk solids processors are increasing The World Food Prize Foundation Awards International Internships to 24 High School Students Mon, 09 May 2016 14:46:15 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/The_World_Food_Prize_Foundation_Awards_International_Internships_to_24_High_School_Students-158709.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/The_World_Food_Prize_Foundation_Awards_International_Internships_to_24_High_School_Students-158709.html Des Moines, IA - May 9, 2016 - The World Food Prize Foundation announced on Saturday that it will send a record 24 high school students abroad for internships at renowned international research centers and NGOs this summer. The students hail from Iowa and 12 other states and will delve into issues relating to hunger and poverty during eight-week, all-expenses-paid internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The program, which was created by Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan, Sr. in 1998, seeks to inspire the next generation of agricultural scientists and to expose them to the wide array of fields K-State University / University of Georgia Research Shows Downturn in Financial Outlook For Farms Mon, 09 May 2016 11:23:17 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_University___University_of_Georgia_Research_Shows_Downturn_in_Financial_Outlook_For_Farms-158705.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_University___University_of_Georgia_Research_Shows_Downturn_in_Financial_Outlook_For_Farms-158705.html Manhattan, KS - A new joint study by the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics and the University of Georgia shows lenders from across the nation are expecting the financial outlook for farmers to tighten in the upcoming seasons. The 2016 Spring Ag Lender Survey shows the current financial conditions are taking a downturn due to an expected increase in nonperforming loans and land devaluations that are causing land leasing issues. Lower commodity prices have had an immediate effect on producers, but there may be more trouble ahead as leveraged farmers are feeling the pressure from lower grain and K-State University / University of Georgia Research Shows Downturn in Financial Outlook For Farms Mon, 09 May 2016 11:23:17 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_University___University_of_Georgia_Research_Shows_Downturn_in_Financial_Outlook_For_Farms-158705.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/K_State_University___University_of_Georgia_Research_Shows_Downturn_in_Financial_Outlook_For_Farms-158705.html Manhattan, KS - A new joint study by the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics and the University of Georgia shows lenders from across the nation are expecting the financial outlook for farmers to tighten in the upcoming seasons. The 2016 Spring Ag Lender Survey shows the current financial conditions are taking a downturn due to an expected increase in nonperforming loans and land devaluations that are causing land leasing issues. Lower commodity prices have had an immediate effect on producers, but there may be more trouble ahead as leveraged farmers are feeling the pressure from lower grain and Wheat Quality Council Releases Final Projections From 2016 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour Fri, 06 May 2016 09:01:36 EDT http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Wheat_Quality_Council_Releases_Final_Projections_From_2016_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat_Tour-158658.html http://www.seedtoday.com/articles/Wheat_Quality_Council_Releases_Final_Projections_From_2016_Hard_Red_Winter_Wheat_Tour-158658.html The 2016 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour was uplifting for participants because calculated yields were higher than anticipated, disease pressure was lower than expected, and the three days of the tour had some of the best weather so far this spring. The three-day average was 48.6 bushels an acre, nearly a 13 bushel increase from last year. The official tour projection for total production numbers of hard red winter wheat to be harvested in Kansas is 382.4 million bushels. This number is calculated based on the average of estimated predictions from tour participants who gathered information from 655 fields across the