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 North Dakota Wheat Commission to Host Team of Flour Milling Executives From South Africa and Nigeria Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:39:56 EDT The North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) will host a team of flour milling executives from Nigeria and South Africa on June 26-27. The team is visiting to learn more about hard red spring (HRS) wheat and durum production, quality, and availability. The two countries combined import an average of 80 million bushels of U.S. wheat, consisting of five different wheat classes. The bulk of region’s imports are hard red winter (HRW) wheat, with purchases of HRS and durum averaging about five million bushels in recent years. The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) sponsored team visited Kansas, Nebraska 2017 Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day Nine Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:15:22 EDT This is day 9 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Farmers near Radium, in Stafford County, are taking their combine passes in the fields slowly as they cut through dense, tough and abundant straw. Yields in the area are expected to be higher than average, but some fields planted earlier last fall did see substantial freeze damage. Large mud holes can be see in many fields, a sight that hasn't been seen to this extent in years, but something that will ultimately K-State University IGP Institute Holds Advanced Milling Principle Course ... Manhattan, KS Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:36:05 EDT Manhattan, KS - With continued education, comes different levels of training to gain experience. An updated course was held for those invested in expanding their flour milling knowledge and advancing their processing skills. The IGP–KSU Advanced Milling Principles course provided an in-depth insight to various principles of flour milling, June 12–16, 2017 at Kansas State University. The flour milling principles taught in this course included cleaning for grain quality, starch damage, conditioning and tempering, cumulative attribute curves, roller mills, sifter, purifiers, detachers, dusters, flowsheet design, and flour additives and treatments. “This course was very successful with millers not only from the U.S., 2017 Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day Eight Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:12:09 EDT This is day 8 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. While farmers in central Kansas may be celebrating good harvesting conditions and above average yields, farmers to the west are starting to cope with shattered harvest plans and wheat heads after a storm hurled up to softball sized hail on Tuesday night. Sources near Deerfield reported that their wheat is "toast," but not the kind farmers want to see. Severe damage to crops, vehicles and homes were common place from Garden K-State University IGP Institute and Buhler, Inc. Hold Executive Milling Course in Manhattan, KS Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:02:12 EDT Manhattan, KS - The IGP Institute at Kansas State University strives to provide valuable training opportunities for grain industry professionals. The Buhler–KSU Executive Milling in English was held June 12–16, 2017 at the institute’s conference center in Manhattan, Kansas. The course provided participants with knowledge of a wide variety of topics in milling including cleaning systems, basic flow sheet technology, use of various types of wheat for different finished products, influence of wheat characteristics on yield and mill performance, finished product handling and storage, basics in flow quality and batch mixing versus continuous mixing systems. Several KSU faculty and staff as well 2017 Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day Seven Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:43:48 EDT This is day 7 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Combines are rolling on across Kansas as harvest slowly starts to inch north and west. David Radenberg, a farmer near Claflin, reported that while he is around 50 percent done with his harvest, the average completion for the area is a little lower. Yields for the Radenbergs are ranging from 35-55 bushels per acre and test weights are remaining 'excellent' with an average above 60 pounds per bushel. "I fertilized some 2017 Kansas Wheat Harvest Report: Day Six Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:14:43 EDT This is day 6 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Hot and muggy are terms that could be used to describe farmers' morning coffee needs, but these terms are also a perfect description of the state of the state's wheat harvest. While Twitter reports indicate that there may be sparse cutting Monday in the state, most farmers are sidelined until fields dry out and moisture levels drop. Dean Stoskopf, a farmer near Hoisington, reported that his family is around ¼ of the Bay State Milling Company Launches HealthSense Wheat Flour Variety With Fiber Benefits Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:41:23 EDT Quincy, MA - June 19, 2017 - Bay State Milling Company announces the launch of a breakthrough food ingredient, HealthSense™ high fiber wheat flour, derived from high amylose wheat. HealthSense™ offers the combined benefits of customary wheat flour functionality, a highly desired macronutrient, and traceability to the farm in one ingredient. High levels of amylose help to increase the concentration of resistant starch component of wheat that resists digestion and acts like dietary fiber. Resistant starch has been shown to decrease glycemic response to foods, a factor important in the prevention and management of Type 2 U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers Encouraged By Growing Public Support For Cuban Trade Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:01:42 EDT Washington, DC - Even as President Trump announces changes to current travel and trade rules with Cuba, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are hopeful that the increasing public and congressional support for more open trade will lead to an eventual end to the U.S. embargo. “This is a political process and that means there are going to be steps forward and back,” said USW President Alan Tracy. “Our organizations support measures that move toward ending the embargo. "Cuba is a significant wheat importing nation and our farmers can supply high-quality wheat at a