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 Wheat Growers Congratulate Sonny Perdue on Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:31:32 EDT The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers congratulates Sonny Perdue on being confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. "Secretary Perdue will do a great job advocating for farmers across the country, and we look forward to working with him over the next four years," said KAWG President Ken Wood. The Secretary will be tasked with working with Congress to develop the next five-year Farm Bill, which provides the critical farm safety net. Trade is another important issue for farmers, whose abundant production feeds the hungry throughout the world. "Agriculture is facing many challenges right now," said Kansas Wheat CEO Justin Gilpin. "It Lornenz Conveying Productions Corp. Introduces Series "L" Sealed Gravity Diverter Valves Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:47:00 EDT Lorenz Conveying Productions Corp., Cobourg, ON, Canada, manufactures sealed gravity diverter valves that are ideal for gravity flow applications conveying dry materials. Active compression seals prevent leakage and tough polymer blade seals prevent cross contamination. Removable access doors make inspection, cleaning and maintenance quick and easy. Two- and three-way configurations are manufactured from stainless, aluminum or carbon steel. The valves can be customized to suit specific configurations and applications. For more information, please contact Stacy Warner at 1-800-263-7782 or 900 Millers Convene in New Orleans, LA at IAOM's 121st Annual Conference and Expo Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:20:40 EDT By Karl Ohm, editor Millers from 23 countries gathered in New Orleans, LA, April 10-14, for the 121st International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Conference and Expo. Top: IAOM officers open the 2017 IAOM expo. Photos by Karl Ohm. Bottom: IAOM 2017-18 officers (left to right): Immediate Past President Brad Allen; President Steve Doyle; Vice President Jeff Hole, Treasurer David Jansen; and Executive Vice President Melinda Farris. Attendance was more than 900, which was slightly up from the 120th annual conference in Columbus, OH in 2016. There also were 145 trade show exhibitors and 213 booths. Dan Dye, CEO, Ardent Mills, Denver, K-State University Grain Science Department Head Gordon Smith Named Institute of Food Technologists Fellow Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:52:30 EDT Manhattan, KS - Gordon Smith, whose successful career with global food companies led to his current job as department head of grain science and industry at Kansas State University, has been named a Fellow by the Institute of Food Technologists. The IFT Fellow is considered one of the world’s most prestigious food science awards, recognizing exemplary professionalism in that field. IFT, with members in 90 countries, is considered one of the world’s leaders in advancing the science and innovation of food. Smith’s career includes research and product development for such food heavyweights as Sara Lee, ConAgra and Jimmy Dean. Though Fairbanks Scales Inc. Enters Partnership With Perten Instruments Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:37:33 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 IAOM 121st Annual Conference and Expo ... April 10-14 ... New Orleans, LA Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:56:39 EDT Bay State Milling Company Acquires CleanDirtFarm Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:43:58 EDT Quincy, MA - April 4, 2017 - Bay State Milling Company has acquired CleanDirt Farm, a market leading organic and conventional millet sourcing and processing operation in Sterling, Colorado. CleanDirt Farm was started by husband and wife team Rob Knowles and Meryl Stern. CleanDirt Farm has been an essential connection in the Bay State Milling supply chain for over ten years based on shared values, devotion to promoting a sustainable and safe food system and trust-based and time-tested grower relationships. The CleanDirt Farm commitment of offering high quality, healthy and affordable products is a natural addition to Bay State Milling’s trusted family Bay State Milling Appoints David Sachs as President and General Manager of Specialty Milling and Blending Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:33:45 EDT Quincy, MA - April 4, 2017 - David L. Sachs has joined Bay State Milling Company as Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Milling and Blending. In his role, Mr. Sachs is responsible for leading, structuring, and building the company’s specialty milling and blending business unit into a major contributor to organizational growth. This business focuses on developing, scaling and maintaining complex supply chains that support the commercialization of high value, niche-oriented, and often novel plant-based ingredients primarily for grain-based foods across the conventional, organic and non-GMO market segments. Mr. Sachs brings an extensive background in product management, Satake Corporation and Alapala Announce Relaunch of Henry Simon Range of Flour Milling Equipment Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:00:26 EDT Hiroshima, Japan - March 27, 2017 - Satake Corporation and Alapala announced today the rebirth of the Henry Simon range of flour milling equipment. From its inception in 1878, Henry Simon of Manchester, England has always been known as an innovator and a driving force that helped create the milling industry that we know today. The new range of equipment captures the original pioneering spirit combined with the groundbreaking design and aesthetics resulting from the combined research and development from Japanese and European design hubs. The equipment will be built in the newly completed Alapala manufacturing complex that features the very