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The Weekly Grind – August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014

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NAMA NEWS

NAMA HOSTS INTERN FROM WILKINS ROGERS MILLS

This week, NAMA had the opportunity of hosting Andrew Peterson, an intern of Wilkins Rogers Mills and his sponsor, Mason Reid.  While in DC, Peterson and Reid met with staff at the National Association of Wheat Growers and the American Bakers Association to discuss different issues affecting the industry.   They also had a chance to tour the U.S. Capitol and the House Ag Committee meeting room where they met with congressional staff from the office of Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN) to discuss NAMA priorities and to hear an explanation of the Farm Bill process.

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR 2014 NAMA ANNUAL MEETING

Registration for the 2014 NAMA Annual Meeting is open.  This event is the largest gathering of milling executives in the industry and will host the only yearly meeting of the NAMA Board of Directors.  This year’s meeting takes place on October 23-25 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.  To register for the Annual Meeting and to find information on the event schedule and room reservations, please visit our website at http://www.namamillers.org/meetings/2014-annual-meeting-general-information/.  The deadline to reserve a room and register for the meeting is September 22.

NAMA STAFF VISITS MEMBER MILLS

NAMA President and CEO Jim McCarthy and Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Ben Boroughs visited Miller Milling Company and toured the New World Pasta facility in Winchester, Virginia last Friday, July 25.  Today, McCarthy and Boroughs are visiting ADM Milling Company in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

NAMA STAFF ATTENDS CONGRESSIONAL OPEN HOUSE

NAMA President and CEO Jim McCarthy and Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Ben Boroughs attended an Open House reception featuring Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL) and Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS) on Tuesday, July 29 at the Cannon House Office Building.  While there, McCarthy and Boroughs had the opportunity to visit with Congressman Yoder and his staff.


INDUSTRY NEWS

USDA REPORTS STRONG U.S. CORN, SOY, WHEAT EXPORTS                                               Farm Futures, July 31, 2014

Export sales last week of new-crop U.S. corn, soybeans and wheat topped expectations as lower prices and an improving Chinese economy likely attracted buyers.  USDA’s weekly export report on Thursday showed 46.6 million bushels of new-crop soybeans were sold, mainly to China, 43 million bushels of corn, and 29.4 million of wheat. Chicago corn, soybean and wheat futures showed little reaction to the report in early electronic trading.  To view the entire Farm Futures article, visit http://farmfutures.com/story-usda-reports-strong-corn-soy-wheat-exports-17-115782.

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