Milling & Grains

Saudi must look east for grains

Saudi must look east for grains

By RJ Whitehead

The contribution of agriculture to Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product was last measured at 2.49% in 2010, according to the World Bank. Moreover, it is set to drop even lower once the country’s cultivation of wheat is phased out by 2016.

'Information gained from the trial will enable evidence-based recommendations to be made on whether the solution should be rolled out nationally or not,' said HGCA's Roz Reynolds, discussing the eGrain passport trial set to begin in the UK.

M&G Exclusive: Q&A with HGCA's head of marketing

UK adoption of eGrain passport ‘not guaranteed’ following pilot: HGCA

By Maggie Hennessy

Last month, HGCA unveiled the five companies that will take part in its eGrain passport pilot to determine the feasibility of moving the current paper grain system online. Roz Reynolds, HGCA’s head of marketing, caught up with Milling & Grains ahead...

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.

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