The Golden Hair Girl of Mesopotamia: Sorgul


“Sorgul wheat is the oldest wheat of Mesopotamia. Sorgul means red rose. When taken hands, its color turns into red rather than the typical amber yellow. I think it is given the name of a Kurdish girl due its preciousness. At the beginning of this Sorgul project, my aim was to find local seeds that are needed good agriculture. Particularly …

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Food security in safe hands in Turkey

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Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute, which was founded as a model farm in 1914 under Konya Governorship, continued its mission until 1934. Since that year, it continued to function under the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out research on livestock (stud farm). This institute was merged in 2002 with “Bahri Dağdaş International Winter Grain Research Center”, which was established …

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Cultivation area decreases in Turkey

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“Turkey is a vital country for flour, feed, bulgur, and pasta, and the country exports many countries around the world. In an environment in which the global rivalry has intensified and the profit has gone down, it is an extremely important need to have a required raw material in a timely manner with desired quality and price. The certainty of …

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Knowledge Empowers You


“The unique characteristic of Swiss School of Milling is the very good combination of theoretical and practical lessons. What you learn in the morning you have to practice in the afternoon. We have the pleasure to train our students with the newest machines and laboratory equipment. The most important driver for success is the team of teacher working for the …

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Latest developments in grain markets


“There will no deceleration at the import of wheat and corn during 2018/19 harvest period in Turkey; on the contrary, the import will surpass the last year’s level. The import is not expected in barley. The wheat production fell, and the harvest expectancy especially in Russia is seriously below the last year’s production; thus, we can see higher prices in …

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Death of Dumuzid


Prof. Dr. Mustafa BAYRAM Gaziantep University, Head of Department of Food Technology TABADER Chairman of the Board Dear readers of Miller Magazine, The wheat constitutes %30 of all cereals in the world. But that proportion is going to decrease in the future. Does it mean that, Sumerian fertility deity Dumuzid would not revive as it has done for centuries when the …

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The Italian milling industry: an excellence in evolution

Cosimo De Sortis

“Italian boasts an ancient milling tradition of excellence. Thanks to the extensive use of automation, the new century’s Italian milling industry is a technologically advanced sector. A sector that holds the acknowledged leadership in the European Union, by processing over 11 million tonnes of soft and durum wheat each year to produce 4,1 million tonnes of soft wheat flours and …

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Why does Turkey’s wheat requirement increasing?


“In the 2016/17 season Turkey imported 3.7 million tons of wheat. This quantity is 5% higher than the preceding season. But in the 2017/18 season total volume of wheat import is predicted to reach 4.5 million tons. Stable wheat production quantity, the rapidly growing feed industry and raising flour exports from the country contribute to Turkey’s wheat requirement.” Günhan ULUSOY …

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The Essential Modern Miller

Duncan Monroe

“Our industry may be out of sight for the majority of the population, but that does not mean it should be out of mind.  We may not have the glamour of high fashion or travel, nor the recognition of modern tech brands such as Apple, Google or Facebook, but by providing the basis of good nutrition throughout much of the …

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Sustainability in the AgCommodity Business : Understanding the pull-and-push dynamics

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“Within agricultural policies and societal perception of agriculture in the European Union, Paris Agreement, UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Cork 2.0 declaration are key sustainability pillars for future agricultural policies of the EU. A historical change also becomes visible in the fact that elements affecting sustainable development of agriculture increasingly become an integral part of the The Common Agricultural …

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