COVER STORY

Cover Story

NEW SEASON HARVEST RESULTS AND MARKET EXPECTATIONS

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Latest indications continue to point to a reduction in grain output in 2018 and negative prospects for the grain supply outlook for the 2018/19 marketing season. Global wheat production is forecast down 3 percent from last year to the lowest level in 4 years. The largest year-to-year reductions are for the European Union and Russia, USDA reports.  Global consumption is …

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What happened in grain markets in Turkey following the currency fluctuation?

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While it is predicted that there would be inflation in food prices, Turkey is expected to provide subsided/low-cost raw materials through agencies to feed and flour sectors to use these for domestic markets and recede price hike. Following the tenders for the total of 500 thousand tons of wheat and barley, the government is expected to announce a tender for …

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GRAIN SEASON 2018/19 MOTOR- ACTION – CUT

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“Drought-hit crops of the European Union and Australia are getting smaller from month to month and now expected by the USDA at 7-yr low for the EU of 137.5 MMT and 12-yr low for Australia of 20 MMT.  In spite of lower y/y wheat yield in Ukraine & Russia, this countries are still expected by USDA to harvest impressive crops …

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PULSES AND RICE PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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One of the most crucial issues for rapidly growing world population is how to feed next generations. It is estimated that world population will hit 9,5 billion in 2050 and food demand of this population will increase by %60. This makes production of rice and pulses critical. Rice, the only aquatic grain, is the main food staple for two-thirds of …

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Factors affecting rice production

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“Automatic machines and automation systems have gradually become important in mills. If you use new and advances processing technologies, you may get extra yields. Current automated technologies enable operating with less workforce and decrease unit cost. They are equipped with a computerized system. You can control it even via a mobile phone.  Human errors has been decreased to zero thanks …

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The importance of pulses industry for the world

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“In order to further predict the development of the pulse industry and taking into account the impact of the world market situation, we must be ready for challenges that will undoubtedly affect each of its participants. Therefore, our further task is to identify the main factors that will influence the further development of the pulse industry in the global pulses …

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CORN PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION AND CORN PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

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Corn is a staple food in many parts of the world. It is converted directly into food products via grinding, alkali processing, boiling/cooking, or fermentation. The need to produce more food for growing world population has been driving the modernization of the corn milling industry, seeking greater production combined with higher quality, efficiency, food safety and processes. Corn is one …

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LUMOVISION: TACKLING THE AFLATOXIN CHALLENGE

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“Today, advances in data science and digital technologies are making possible more precise solutions that were not previously feasible. LumoVision, developed by the Swiss technology firm Bühler, is a data-driven optical sorting system for maize that improves significantly on current cleaning practices and has the potential to make a major contribution to addressing the aflatoxin challenge. LumoVision provides a significant …

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REVOLUTIONIZING THE MAIZE QUALITY CONTROL

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“Assessing the quality of maize (corn) quickly and reliably is a challenging task. Which is why Bühler has developed a technology making it possible to analyze grain samples anywhere and at any time, thus determining the expected grit yield and quality of the maize.  With the mobile maize analyzer GrainiGo, the sample is analyzed within minutes in terms of quality …

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THE CORN MILL INDUSTRY

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“Nowadays, with the constant increase in consumption of corn and its derivatives, the dry milling industries are modernizing their processes, making them simpler, more compact and more efficient. The modern industry has required more modern equipment for the various stages of the industrial process such as control, cleaning, degermination, milling and others. Each step is an important part of the …

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