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  • GEAPS/K-State Offer Grain Processing Courses in October

    Registration is now open for four grain handling and processing operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in October, GEAPS announced on Wednesday. Held online from Oct. 30 through Dec. 1, registration for the courses closes Oct. 24....

  • Del Monte Sheds Sager Creek to McCall Farms for $55M

    American food production and distribution firm Del Monte Foods Inc. entered an agreement with Effingham, SC-based food service products provider McCall Farms Inc. to sell its Sager Creek Vegetable Co. vegetable business in the U.S. for a total of $55 million, Del Monte Pacific Ltd., the seller...

  • Perdue AgriBusiness to Open $60M Soybean Processing Plant

    Perdue AgriBusiness plans to officially open its new $60 million grain elevator and soybean processing plant in Conroy Township, PA at a ceremony on Monday morning, several local news organizations reported. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, the state’s Agriculture Secretary Russel Redding, and...

  • Schenck Process Sold to Private Equity Firm Blackstone

    European private equity firm IK Investment Partners announced Thursday that it signed an agreement with the private equity funds managed by Blackstone to sell measurement and process technology provider Schenck Process. “Schenck is an innovative and unrivalled leader, and we see considerable...

  • General Mills Returns to Artificial Flavors and Colors in Trix

    After many critics blasted General Mills for shifting the formula of Trix cereal to all-natural colors and flavors, the Minneapolis-based food company will again offer the classic version of Trix that uses artificial colors and flavors. While seemingly at odds with the food and beverage industry...

  • Conveyor Orders Up in First Six Months of 2017

    New data released by the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) shows that overall industry orders (bookings) rose 9.09% in the first six months of 2017 compared with the same period last year. Orders during the first half of the year totaled $6.23 billion, according to the...

  • Cargill Plans to Build $90M Biodiesel Plant in Kansas

    American agribusiness Cargill announced plans Thursday to construct a new state-of-the-art biodiesel plant in Wichita, KS that will feature a capacity of 60 million gal/yr when it opens in early 2019. “This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive supplier in the biofuels market...

  • DowDuPont Opens New Ethylene and Plastics Plants in Texas

    Two new DowDuPont Materials Science facilities were opened in Texas as part of a wave of investment by firm in the U.S. Gulf Coast region prompted by optimism on the domestic shale gas market, the Midland, MI-based company announced Thursday. A "world-scale" integrated ethylene...

  • Ingredion Names James Zallie as New CEO

    Ingredient solutions provider Ingredion named James P. Zallie as its new president and chief executive officer as its current chief executive, president, and chairman Irene Gordon prepares for retirement this coming July, a press release announced Monday. Set to assume the role on Jan. 1, 2018,...

  • Firm Fined $74K After Screw Conveyor Crushes Man’s Hand

    A manufacturer of fragrance and flavor solutions Symrise Ltd. was ordered by a British court to pay a fine for violations of occupational safety laws after a worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning near a screw conveyor, Britain’s occupational safety regulator, the Health and Safety...