Milling & Grains

Farm safety nets and federal crop insurance for US wheat growers promote stability at the farm level and onward up the supply chain, says National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)

M&G Exclusive: Interview with National Association of Wheat Growers president Bing Von Bergen

What the farm bill means to the US (and global) wheat industry

By Maggie Hennessy

This month, President Obama signed the 2014 Agriculture Act into law, ending a multi-year battle over the contentious piece of legislation. The US-based National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) was one of the organizations that applauded the bill’s...

Greens threaten Commission over GM crop approval

Greens threaten Commission over GM crop approval

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Parliament’s Greens Group has threatened to bring a motion of censure against the Commission if it goes ahead with authorisation of GM maize variety 1507 for cultivation, after just five of 28 member states voted in favour earlier this week.

Monsanto has been investing in wheat breeding research, but its lead technologist says it could be another 10 years before the strains are commercialized

M&G Exclusive: The big interview

GM wheat: A 10-year wait?

By Nicola Cottam

 Monsanto is pressing ahead with field tests on herbicide-tolerant wheat, but commercialization isn't round the corner, its head wheat technologist says.

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

By RJ Whitehead

University of Adelaide researchers have been using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical- and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.

Ethiopia maize fields. Picture courtesy of World Vision.

DuPont and USAID in food security deal

By Rachel Arthur

DuPont and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced an agreement to extend its Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Programme and improve global food security. 

The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

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The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

By Maggie Hennessy

Shrinking populations of a historically damaging corn pest could mean significant savings for Eastern US farmers, a genetically engineered grain cell wall invertase could significantly improve grain yield and quality, the EFSA GMO panel deems a GM soybean...

ADM has agreed to pay a total of $54m in criminal and regulatory penalties for the case of bribery, it says it has responded 'in the right way'

ADM subsidiary fined for bribery

By Maggie Hennessy

Alfred C. Toepfer International (ACTI), an overseas subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co., agreed to pay $17.8 million in fines after pleading guilty in a federal court in Illinois to bribing Ukranian officials, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Commodity suppliers should have ‘what if’ strategies

By Mike Hogan

This year was a period of transition for the grain, food, and feed markets from a big-picture standpoint, on the heels of a marked shift in recent years to supply outweighing demand. As this is expected to continue into 2014, suppliers should plan for...

Horizon Milling talks challenges and opportunities

Horizon Milling: Industry is strong to proactively solve challenges

By Maggie Hennessy

At the International Baking Industry Expo in Las Vegas this fall, Megan Speas, director of marketing at flour milling giant Horizon Milling, sat down with Milling & Grains to talk challenges, opportunities and the biggest concerns on customers’ minds...

Oat quality, GM/non-GM coexistence and grain differentiation future

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Oat quality, GM/non-GM coexistence and grain differentiation future

By Maggie Hennessy

New research on the importance of differentiating quality along the global oat supply chain, finding flexibility in future GM/non-GM crop coexistence regulations, and the potential (and challenges) of single kernel near infrared technology in distinguishing...

GM maize for Europe? Pest management breakthroughs and cost-effective enrichment method hold promise for industry

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GM maize, disease control and grain enrichment

By Nicola Cottam

A newly developed GM maize may soon be available in Europe, scientists uncover promising findings in the quest for disease prevention and exome designs prove cost-effective in grain enrichment.

South African maize cartel inflates prices, fuels GM

South African maize cartel inflates prices, fuels GM

By Maggie Hennessy

A select group of companies continue to commandeer the entire South African maize value chain, fueling continued production of genetically modified grain and squeezing the country’s poorest residents, according to a report from nonprofit organization...