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International consumer food industry trends in the spotlight at Global Soy Trade Exchange/Midwest Specialty Grains event (08/03/2015)

The latest global food industry consumer trends will be in the spotlight at the upcoming U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange and Midwest Specialty Grains Conference set for September 9-11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. It’s time to register for the big international event as early discount registration rates are set to expire and costs will go up after Friday, August 7. Don’t delay!

Grain suppliers express mixed views on USDA non-GMO program (08/03/2015)

Suppliers of non-GMO grains voiced varying opinions about the US Department of Agriculture’s Process Verified Program (PVP) to verify the non-GMO status of grains, according to the most recent issue of the Non-GMO Report.

CHS acquires Northstar Agri Industries canola processing plant (08/03/2015)

CHS Inc., the large North American farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced it has acquired Northstar Agri Industries canola processing and refining plant near Hallock, Minn., from PICO Northstar Hallock LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of PICO Holdings, Inc. The canola plant located in far northwest Minnesota processes more than 400,000 tons of canola seed annually into canola oil and canola meal.

US consumers are pretty clueless about gluten, reveals new survey from NSF (08/03/2015)

While celiacs – by necessity – are pretty clued up about gluten, most Americans are less well-informed, with a sizable number erroneously believing rice and potatoes contain gluten, according to a new survey. The food ingredient industry media website Food Navigator reported on the NSF survey last week.

U.S. port productivity bill stripped of key provision (08/03/2015)

WASHINGTON — Labor and port opposition to legislation that would require U.S. ports to provide monthly productivity reports have stripped out what is the arguably the crux of the bill: productivity reports during negotiations with unionized port labor, the Journal of Commerce reports.

Deadlines fast approaching for early discount registration, hotel reservations for U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange/Midwest Specialty Grains Conference; Time to make your arrangements (07/27/2015)

The early registration deadline for the upcoming 2015 USSEC U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange co-located with MSA’s 12th annual Midwest Specialty Grains Conference is coming up fast. August 7th is the deadline for registering at the lowest rate for the international soy and grain trading event, set for September 9-11 in Minneapolis. It’s time to make your arrangements to attend now!

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