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The Weekly Grind – April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

NAMA NEWS

MCCARTHY ATTENDS SPRING MEETING OF K-STATE DEPARTMENT OF GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

NAMA President & CEO Jim McCarthy visited Kansas State University (K-State) this week to participate in the spring meeting of the Department of Grain Science and Industry’s Advisory Committee.  The Committee heard a number of presentations, including a presentation given by the University’s Dean of Agriculture, Dr. John Floros.  A number of topics were discussed during the advisory committee meeting, including a discussion on the process of selecting a new department chairman.  In accordance with his meeting at K-State, McCarthy also met with IAOM President Melinda Farris and representatives of Sosland Publishing Company.

CORN DRY MILLING CONFERENCE HOTEL DEADLINE TODAY

The deadline to book a hotel room and receive a discounted rate for the 2014 Corn Dry Milling Conference at the Embassy Suites East Peoria in Peoria, Illinois ends today.  To make a reservation, contact the hotel directly at 309.694.0200 and reference the North American Millers’ Association group room block, code NAM.

Registration is still open for the Corn Dry Milling Conference and you can register by visiting NAMA’s website at http://www.namamillers.org/meetings/corn-dry-milling-conference/2014-corn-dry-milling-conference-meeting-registration/.  Registration for the conference ends April 30.


INDUSTRY NEWS

NISSHIN AQUIRING FOUR CONAGRA/HORIZON FLOUR MILLS
Bakingbusiness.com, By Josh Sosland, April 24, 2014

In an announcement expected to result in the creation of two major flour milling companies, Miller Milling Co., the U.S. subsidiary of Nisshin Flour Milling Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire four U.S. flour mills.  Included in the asset purchase agreement are the Los Angeles flour mill of Horizon Milling L.L.C. and the Oakland Calif.; Saginaw, Texas; and New Prague, Minn., mills of ConAgra Mills.

To view the full Bakingbusiness.com article, visit http://www.bakingbusiness.com/articles/news_home/Business/2014/04/Nisshin_acquiring_four_ConAgra.aspx?ID=%7B39555F7C-86A9-4FFE-B337-9614CA997E8D%7D.

K-STATE SEEKS BUHLER INSTRUCTOR OF MILLING

The Department of Grain Science and Industry at K-State is seeking applications for a non-tenure track annually renewable position at the Instructor level in the area of milling science and management.  For more information on this position, visit http://www.namamillers.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Buhler-Instructor-Position-Description-1.pdf.

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