Milling Journal Milling Journal Online IAOM Annual Conference & Expo ... May 4-8 ... Palm Springs, CA Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:02:38 EST 19th Annual GEAPS / IAOM Great Lakes Regional Conference and Trade Show Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:14:28 EST 2015 NAMA Division Meetings ... March 14-17 ... Naples, FL Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:47:23 EST AACC International Releases Report Examining North American Approach to DON Occurrence, Regulation, and Management in Grains Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:17:13 EST St. Paul, Minn. and#151; February 2015 and#151; A recently released report coordinated by AACC International (AACCI) considers the occurrence of the fungus-produced toxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in the North American grain supply chain and the adequacy of current and potential management practices to maintain consumer safety. Titled "DON Occurrence in Cereal Grains: A North American Perspective," the report asserts that current practices throughout the grain supply chain are effectively controlling the incidence of excessive DON in products produced by North American mills and that the overall occurrence of DON in North America does not appear to be different than other reported K-State University IGP Institute to Hold Semi-Annual Grain Elevator Manager's Course ... May 4-8 ... Manhattan, KS Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:31:01 EST Manhattan, Kan. and#151; When managing a grain elevator, it is crucial to use the best grain storage practices to be more efficient. Those who supervise or aspire to supervise grain elevator managers are encouraged to attend IGP Institute’s semi-annual Grain Elevator Manager’s course from May 4-8, 2015. “The purpose of this course is to supply grain-management information that is not available elsewhere to help grain managers properly understand how to avoid errors and become more efficient,” says Carl Reed, IGP Institute grain storage specialist. “Much of that information was developed through scientific investigation and we invite guest speakers to teach the Wheat Growers' Seed Customers Earn Yield Honors at North and South Dakota Corn, Soybean, and Sorghum Contests Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:34:16 EST Aberdeen, SD — Five customers who purchased seed from Wheat Growers took home yield honors this year in North and South Dakota corn, soybean and sorghum contests. The yields these producers experienced are even more impressive when held up against national averages. One of the National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest state winners in North Dakota was the Quandt Bros., of Oakes. They took second place, No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated, with 230.2 bushels per acre, and third place, Irrigated, with 230.7 bushels per acre, both planting Dekalb DKC46-20. In South Dakota, Steve Breeding of Chamberlain took second place in Irrigated, with 279.9 bushels per BS&B Introduces FlameSaf Flame Arrester and Relief Vent Platform Product Line Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:55:57 EST TULSA, OK — BSandB recently introduced its new platform of flame arrester / relief vent products and services, which will be sold under the name BSandB FlameSaf® Limited; a company dedicated to protecting industrial plants and personnel from the dangers of explosion, flame propagation and overpressure. FlameSaf encompasses both pressure/vacuum relief devices and flame arresters, as well as a myriad of combinations, all manufactured in accordance with API 2000, EN ISO 16852, NFPA 30 and 69 and are rigorously third party tested and approved. According to Mark O’Connor, General Manager for BSandB FlameSaf Limited, the FlameSaf product line provides U.S. Wheat Associates Appoint Amanda Spoo as Communications Specialist Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:48:24 EST Arlington, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcomes Amanda Spoo as Communications Specialist in its Arlington, VA, headquarters effective March 9, 2015. Spoo will provide public relations and marketing communications support, specifically working to communicate the value of USW to stakeholder organizations. “Amanda’s education and creative approach in her current position are ideal to support what we are doing to expand outreach to wheat farmers and their overseas customers,” said USW Vice President of Communications Steve Mercer. "We look forward to having Amanda join our growing base of young, talented associates.” Spoo grew up in Hermiston, OR, and earned a Canadian Grain Commission Begins Consultations on Proposal to Modernize Canadian Wheat Classes Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:37:02 EST Winnipeg, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ — Today, the Canadian Grain Commission began consultations on its proposal to modernize Canadian wheat classes. The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking input from grain handlers, processors, marketers, developers, producers and end-use customers on its proposal to modernize Canada's wheat classes. The proposal includes strengthening the marketability of the Canadian Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) milling classes, the addition of a new milling class and a review of current classes. Relevant information, including a description of the issue and a full description of the proposal, are available on the Canadian Grain Commission Premier Tech Chronos Signs Agreement with Almeida Martins to Expand Into Brazil Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:03:58 EST Premier Tech is pleased to announce the acquisition of Almeida Martins by its Industrial Equipment Group, Premier Tech Chronos. This tenth acquisition within the last 15 years allows Premier Tech Chronos to expand its worldwide presence and reinforces its status as the leader in the packaging equipment industry. Almeida Martins is a Brazilian-based company founded in 1993 and dedicated to helping companies with material handling as well as robotic solutions for packaging and palletizing. Almeida Martins’ advanced technologies and machine capabilities are now used by more than 800 companies in Brazil. Premier Tech Chronos and Almeida Martins share a common mission: