Buhler joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

SWITZERLAND – The milling equipment and service provider, Buhler has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organisation that looks to enhance a sustainable way of doing business. Buhler joins more than 200 company members of the organisation with a focus to address some of the world’s pressing challenges and transform…

General Mills third quarter sales rise 8% with strong contributions from Blue Buffalo

USA – The multinational consumer goods company, General Mills has reported 8% increase in net sales to US$4.2 billion in the third quarter, including contributions from Blue Buffalo Pet Products which it acquired in 2018. The period ended February 24, 2019 saw operating profit increase 14% while diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 declined…

Canada’s soybean exports to China more than triples despite production decline

CANADA – Canadian soybean exports to China increased by 230% through the first half of MY 2018/19 despite a decline in production, according to the Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report attributed the increase to a record high production in Ontario, high carryover stocks, and Eastern Canadian access…

Viterra opens new high throughput grain facility in Canada

CANADA – Canada’s largest grain handler, Viterra has opened a new high throughput grain facility at Vegreville in Alberta, Canada. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Viterra customers, employees and government officials, reinforcing the company’s commitment to invest in northwest Alberta.  The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and is capable of loading…

Alapala’s R&D center receives innovation award from Turkish authorities

TURKEY - Alapala, one of the leading brands in flour milling equipment and mill projects has received the R&D Center Certificate from the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology. According to a World Grain report, Alapala will be able to expand its investments on innovative solutions for the agriculture and food industry with a focus…

Milling technology firm Gmach launches high capacity mill plant in Kenya

KENYA - GMach, a leader of milling technologies, delivered a steel-constructed high capacity turnkey milling facility with 500 tons/day capacity in Kenya. The launch of the milling facility, which features advanced milling technologies, positions GMach as a major solution partner for another large company in Kenya. The turnkey facility - installed within 18 months period…

US Grain Council promotes Danielson Castillo to regional director South Asia

ASIA – The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has appointed Alejandra Danielson Castillo as new regional director for South Asia, a newly created director position that aims to increase the organisations presence in the region. She will responsible for the firm’s grain trading business in South Asia effective March 11. Prior to her appointment, Danielson Castillo…

JM Smucker, Stonyfield, Grain Millers join organic fraud prevention program

USA - J.M. Smucker Co., Stonyfield and Grain Millers, Inc. have joined the Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program launched by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud. The three among the 10 companies that have committed to fight against organic fraud in trading both inside and outside the United States.…

ADM and Cargill complete new joint venture focused on digital grain trading

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Cargill have announced that they have finalized the formation of Grainbridge, LLC, a joint venture focused on developing digital tools in grain trading. Grainbridge will work to help North American farmers consolidate information on production economics and grain marketing activities into a single digital platform, in order…

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program focuses on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change targeting to alleviate the impact of the global…