Grains

Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye has stressed the importance of 'finding those pockets of growth,' especially as the demand dips for traditional flours.

Flour is more than flour: Ardent Mills preps for the next five years

By Kristine Sherred

After five years in business, the milling and grain specialist has rearranged its corporate leadership, modernized several of its aging mills and expanded its portfolio. CEO Dan Dye shared details of forthcoming plans at the International Baking Industry...

Floodwaters inundated a farm in Pacific Junction, Iowa, in late March. Pic: Getty Images/Bloomberg/Daniel Acker

Low maize output in US grays 2019 global cereal production

By Kristine Sherred

Overall cereal production could increase 1.2% to 2.68m tons by the end of this year, but excessive flooding in the Midwestern US has diminished prospects for maize, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organic (FAO).

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference

Schools need manufacturers’ help to meet new whole grain requirements

By Elizabeth Crawford

The higher cost and lack of familiarity with whole grains are complicating some schools’ efforts to comply with requirements to serve 100% whole grains that went into effect last July, according to school dietitians.

Alessio Fasano, founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. Source: Oldways Whole Grains Council

Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers Conference

Pseudoscience, taste & cost hinder sales of whole grain products

By Elizabeth Crawford

Consumers’ perception of whole grains have come a long way, but with most Americans consuming only 15% of the recommended daily intake of them, whole grains still have several barriers to overcome before they are fully integrated into the average person’s...