Milling Journal Milling Journal Online IAOM Annual Conference & Expo ... May 4-8 ... Palm Springs, CA Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:36:32 EST EPA Sets Tolerances for Flupyradifurone on Cereal Grains, Rice, Aspirated Grain Fractions (Federal Register) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:11:44 EST The History of Kansas' Role as The Wheat State Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:32:02 EST On January 29th Kansas will celebrate the 154th anniversary of its statehood. When the first settlers roamed the prairies of the territory, they probably never imagined that the land they were in would one day become known as the "Wheat State." The first wheat crop in Kansas was grown at the Shawnee Methodist Mission near Fairway in Johnson County in 1839. Production spread westward as the territory was settled eventually becoming a state in 1861. In the beginning, wheat didn't grow well in Kansas. Initially, the spring wheat varieties grown on the plains suffered because of the hot, dry summers. LECO Corporation Gains Accreditation Within A2LA Program Guidelines Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:04:35 EST St. Joseph, Mich. — LECO Corporation has broadened its accreditation for Reference Materials under the A2LA Accreditation Program for Reference Material Producers, in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The program sets forth criteria for the production of Reference Materials and Certified Reference Materials based on the quality standards outlined in ISO Guide 34:2009. LECO manufactures reference materials using these accreditation guidelines, adding customer confidence that these materials have met international standards for quality. The scope of accreditation was expanded to include organic Reference Materials comprising of solid fuels (coal and coke), petroleum products (fuels and lubricants), and Wheat Growers' Annual Meeting Celebrates Year of Growth, Innovation, and Ag Advocacy Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:52:26 EST Aberdeen, SD — Wheat Growers member-owners gathered in Aberdeen on January 14 for the 2015 annual meeting with the theme, “Planted Here.” Board President Hal Clemensen outlined Wheat Growers’ progress this year, “moving your cooperative forward on a number of fronts.” He said the groundbreaking last summer for the cooperative’s state-of-the-art grain and agronomy facility at Kennebec, South Dakota, was one example. “This past year you saw Wheat Growers taking a more aggressive stance in speaking up,” Clemensen said, “providing leadership and ideas for agriculture to local, state and national leaders and governments in a non-partisan way. "Non-partisan in terms of IAOM to Hold 119th Annual Conference Nay 4-8 at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Spring, CA Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:41:49 EST U.S. Wheat Associates Appoint Matt Weimar as Regional Vice President For South Asia Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:50:29 EST Arlington, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) announces changes to its leadership team in Asia following the departure of Regional Vice President Mike Spier who recently joined Columbia Grain as Southeast Asia Representative. Matt Weimar is named Regional Vice President for South Asia and will relocate to USW’s regional office in Singapore after many years of service in Hong Kong as Regional Vice President for China. In addition to supervising staff and directing strategic planning and activities in USW’s 32-nation South Asia region, Weimar will continue to supervise USW activities in China and Taiwan. He will be assisted by Joe U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers Join U.S. Agricultural Coalition For Cuba Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:12:11 EST Washington, D.C. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased to be founding members of the U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba (USACC). The organizations are encouraged by President Obama’s efforts to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba. However, it is unclear if these actions alone will be enough to restore the Cuban wheat market for U.S. farmers. That is why they share USACC’s mission to re-establish Cuba as a market for U.S. food and agricultural exports. Cuba, which does not grow wheat commercially, is the largest wheat market in the Caribbean, purchasing almost all of K-State University IGP Institute Offering Fundamentals of Grain Purchasing Two-Part Training Course Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:17:05 EST Manhattan, Kan. and#151; Understanding contracts and managing risk is vital for commodity buyers to protect both the health and survival of their companies. Kansas State University’s IGP Institute will host the annual two-part grain purchasing course at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas on April 6-17, 2015. and#149;Grain Purchasing – Part I: Fundamentals of Grain Purchasing The first week of the course will investigate how grain is traded and transported. This includes USDA grading standards and how they are implemented, how to read a USDA report, how to establish a proper contract, among other topics. “The markets that we are facing K-State University College of Agriculture Appoints Gordon Smith as Head of Department of Grain Science and Industry Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:16:14 EST Manhattan, Kan. and#151; The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Gordon Smith as the new head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Smith will also direct the International Grains Program Institute, located in Manhattan. He will begin his official appointment Feb. 2. “Dr. Smith brings astute and prudent leadership, and a wealth of ideas, energy and experience to the position,” said John Floros, dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture. “I am looking forward to working with him as he settles into his new role, and as he provides visionary leadership for our Department of Grain Science