Milling Journal Milling Journal Online 2015 International Milling Education Foundation Scholarhip For Professionals Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 15 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:53:13 EST If you would like to expand your education and continue your professional growth, but your company is unable to support your continuing education, IAOM would encourage you to apply for the IMEF Scholarship for Professionals. In 2012, the IMEF Scholarship Program was expanded beyond its original scope of providing scholarships to undergraduate students in a milling science program to include opportunities for professionals already working in the field of milling. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals who would like to enroll in the IAOM Correspondence Course and/or Resident Milling Courses. The deadline for submission Perkin Elmer Acquires Perten Instruments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:15 EST PerkinElmer, Inc. (“PerkinElmer”) has agreed to acquire Perten Instruments Group AB (“Perten”), a global leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments for quality control of food, grain, flour and feed, from Valedo Partners Fund I AB (“Valedo”), the Perten family and key staff in Perten. Perten has under Valedo’s ownership since 2010 doubled in size through successful investments in product development and geographical expansion. PerkinElmer’s commitment to the food quality testing space and presence in complementary markets combined with Perten’s solid market position and leading product portfolio is an ideal match to further strengthen a leading position in this sector. Perten, founded IGP Institute Expands Program to Include International On-Location Courses Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:19 EST Manhattan, Kan. — One of the attributes that the IGP Institute staff prides itself on is its ability to grow and adapt to the needs of the industries that they serve. In response to industry demand, the IGP Institute expanded its program offerings to international, on-location courses to better accommodate participants. In November, the IGP Institute conducted two of these on-location activities. USDA-ABF-KSU Bulgarian Grain Markets and Risk Management The first remotely conducted training, the Bulgarian Grain Markets and Risk Management course, was sponsored by the USDA-ABF grant. The three-day course covered topics ranging from futures markets to basis trading and hedging. Jay O’Neil, senior IGP Institute Partners With Buhler to Host Executive Milling and Wheat-to-Bread Courses Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:25:28 EST Manhattan, Kan. – The IGP Institute works to provide innovative training for professionals in the grain industry. Teaming up with Buhler, Inc., Kansas State University’s IGP Institute recently held two custom courses, Buhler-KSU Executive Milling and Buhler-KSU Wheat to Bread, at the IGP Institute Conference Center. The courses were led by Carl Hahn, flour milling expert from the Buhler Training Center in Uzwil, Switzerland and Shawn Thiele, KSU Hal Ross Mill manager and course coordinator. Executive Milling Sixteen participants attended the Buhler-KSU Executive Milling course that was held on Nov. 10-14, 2014. The course focused on the underlying principles of the milling Romer Labs RapidChek Listeria NextDay Test System Earns Performance-Tested Methods Certification From AOAC Research Institute Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:23:10 EST Newark, DE — November 19th, 2014 — Romer Labs today announced that its RapidChek® Listeria NextDay™ test system earned Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC Research Institute for various ready-to-eat foods with a 27-48 hr. enrichment. The AOAC PTM certification extension for food samples validates RapidChek Listeria NextDay™ as equivalent to the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s (FSIS) 48-hour methodology for detecting all 6 Listeria species on food samples, including hot dogs, roast beef, frozen breaded chicken and meatballs and equivalent to the FDA BAM 48-hour methodology for various dairy products. The RapidChek Listeria NextDay™ system had previously received AOAC New Technology Shows Success in Disease Resistance Against Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus and Triticum Mosaic Virus Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:08:16 EST Manhattan, Kan. — Wheat diseases caused by a host of viruses that might include wheat streak mosaic, triticum mosaic, soil-borne mosaic and barley yellow dwarf could cost producers 5 to 10 percent or more in yield reductions per crop, but a major advance in developing broad disease-resistant wheat is on the horizon. John Fellers, molecular biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, and Harold Trick, plant geneticist for Kansas State University, have led an effort to develop a patent-pending genetic engineering technology that builds resistance to certain viruses in the wheat plant itself. And although genetically engineered Interstates Companies Earn Three Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa Awards Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:33:10 EST Sioux Center, IA ‐ Interstates Companies received three prestigious construction awards from Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction banquet held recently in Altoona, IA. Interstates Companies was recognized for work on three projects. The first was a 2014 Award of Excellence in the Electrical – Commercial and Industrial Over $2 Million Category. The Award of Excellence was presented based on the company’s work at the Ag Processing, Inc. Degumming facility located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The second award was a 2014 Award of Excellence in the Electrical ‐ Commercial and Industrial $1 to $2 K-State Agricultural Extension: Sharp Drop in Temperatures Expected to Send Kansas Wheat Crop Into Dormancy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:08:22 EST Manhattan, Kan. — The sudden sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas during the week of Nov. 10-15 will certainly cause the wheat crop to go into dormancy. Whether it will injure the wheat to any degree depends on several factors, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. “The moisture level in the topsoil will be important. Soil moisture was generally good in most of the state going into October." "But the warm temperatures in October caused some of the wheat in the state to put on excessive amounts of topgrowth, which dried out the soil,” Shroyer said. USDA Nov. WASDE Report Cuts Global Wheat Production Due to Weather Concerns Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:34:08 EST In its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released Nov. 10, USDA noted that late-season rain in the United States and persistent dry weather in southeast Australia and Kazakhstan are cutting into 2014/15 world wheat production. USDA also anticipates less consumption in Egypt because of a government plan to reduce bread subsidies. Overall, USDA forecasted U.S. wheat supplies for 2014/15 to be nearly 76 million metric tons (MMT), or 2.79 billion bushels, based on updated production estimates. The agency reported that farmers did not harvest a significant number of HRS and durum fields. At 55.1 MMT, the The Deere Foundation Donates $10,000 For Moisture Meters to K-State University Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:07:07 EST Manhattan, Kan. and#151; The researchers at the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at Kansas State University would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the Deere Foundation. The Deere Foundation donated $10,000 for the purchase of 40 moisture meters to be used in the four focus countries on the project. The objective of the project is to study and reduce post-harvest losses through the application of on-the-shelf technologies. Farmers, with the assistance of extension agents, are better able to utilize modern agricultural technology, such as moisture meters, to monitor their grain