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  • GEAPS and K-State Offer New Process Flow Diagrams Course

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering a new course on process flow diagrams and three other courses that are part of requirements for the Credential in Grain Operations Management. Taking place online...

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  • U.S. Reaches Sugar Agreement with Mexico

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement regarding a new agreement between the U.S. and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar.   The U.S. Department of Commerce has been reviewing a 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar...

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  • Hibiscus to Lead Global Floral Flavors Market Through 2027

    Hibiscus, a flower used in teas and cuisines around the world, is expected to lead the market for floral flavors through 2027, according to a new forecast published by Future Market Insights (FMI) on June 1. Trailed by rose and elderflower, hibiscus is predicted to account for 20% of the market by...

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  • Balchem Acquires Powders and Encapsulates Maker IFP

    Balchem Corporation acquired Faribault, MN-based manufacturer of high-performance powders and encapsulates Innovative Food Processors (IFP), the New Hampton, NY company announced in a June 2 press release. Terms were not disclosed. “We are very excited to bring IFP’s ingredient...

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  • Egypt Inaugurates $100M Grain Silo Plant Project

    President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi attended a ceremony on May 14 to inaugurate a $100 million investment in 23 new large grain silo plants in El-Marashda, according to a press release issued by Cimbria, a Danish grain handling and seed processing technology firm commissioned to provide the...

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  • RCMA Group to Build $32M Rapeseed Processing Plant in UK

    Commodities trading and supply chain firm RCMA Group is investing £25 million, or about $32 million USD, to construct a new rapeseed processing plant in Atherstone on Stour, England capable of processing 100,000 tn of seed crush per year, an RCMA press release announced Tuesday. “This...

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  • Report: Holcim US Completes $100M Cement Plant Upgrade

    One of the largest producers of cement in America, Holcim US, recently completed a $100 million upgrade of its Ada, OK cement plant, increasing the facility’s output by some 20%, the Ada News reported Saturday. “By modernizing the plant, we have worked to transform it into a...

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  • Conagra to Cut 150 Production Jobs at Chef Boyardee Plant

    Conagra Brands plans to cut about 150 positions at its Chef Boyardee plant in Milton, PA amid plans by the company to scale back production at the site, several Milton-area news organizations reported. “We announced to our Milton team a decision to reduce production so we can operate as...

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  • BASF Opens $22.5M Personal Care Additives Plant in China

    German chemical giant BASF held an inauguration ceremony on June 2 to mark the opening of its new cosmetics and skin care additives manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China in a move signaling the firm’s intent to grow in the country’s personal care products market. “With more...

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  • ADM Plans to Construct New Flour Mill in Illinois

    American agribusiness firm Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to erect a new flour mill in Mendota, IL as part of a $250 million wave on investments by the firm in the Midwestern state, according to an ADM press release dated June 2. ADM said the new mill will enable the company to respond...

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