Grain Milling & Processing


Milling: Associations & Organizations

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United States
  American Soybean Association
Represents U.S. soybean farmers through policy advocacy and international market development.
  Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board
Established in 1985 to improve the profitability of growing wheat in Arkansas by conducting a program of research, extension, and market development. The Board allocates funds collected by a producer approved check-off of one cent per bushel of all wheat grown for market in Arkansas.
  Colorado Wheat
Jointly sponsored by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation and the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, this site features current agricultural commodity prices, current news releases, a profile of Colorado wheat, and other information of interest to growers.
  Corn Refiners Association
The national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States.
  GIPSA: USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Facilitates the marketing of cereals, oilseeds, livestock, poultry, meat, and related agricultural products; promotes fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.
  Grain Foods Foundation
A joint venture of members of the milling and baking industries formed in 2004, it is dedicated to advancing the public's understanding of the beneficial role grain-based foods play in the human diet.
  Idaho Wheat Commission
Consisting of 5 members appointed by the Governor for a term of 5 years each, the IWC strives to maximize profitability for Idaho wheat producers by investing funds in market development, research, and information and education
  Illinois Soybean Association
Works together with the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board for the benefit of Illinois soybean farmers; provides funding for research, promotion and education programs to increase demand for Illinois soybeans and improve soybean profit potential.
  Iowa Soybean Association
An Iowa farmer-controlled and farmer-run organization that develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources.
  Kansas Soybean Commission and Kansas Soybean Association
Two very distinct and different organizations that work together toward a common goal - to increase the profitability of Kansas soybean farmers.
  Kansas Wheat Commission
A grower-funded, grower-governed wheat products advocacy organization, it works to secure the future of Kansas wheat in the global market through international trade research, export system studies and continually improved varieties of wheat. Its mission is to increase wheat producer productivity and profitability through research, education and domestic and international market development.
  Kentucky Soybean Board & Association
Primary purpose is to create opportunities for increased profitability for Kentucky soybean farmers. Includes news, research projects, soybean policy, new soybean uses, and links to soybean product providers.
  Minnesota Soybean
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and Minnesota Soybean Rsearch & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) work together to direct investment in research and promotion programs designed to increase profit opportunities for soybean farmers.
  National Association of Wheat Growers
Formed in 1950 by wheat growers across the United States, the NAWG strives to solve problems and make decisions for the future of the United States' wheat producers.
  National Corn Growers Association
Federation of US state organizations, corn boards, councils and commissions developing and implementing programs and policies on a state and national level to help protect and advance the corn producerís interests.
  Small Grains: the Internet Source for Small Grain Growers
Created by the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, the site contains state and regional wheat news, as well as marketing and production information.
  U.S. Wheat Associates
Develops export markets on behalf of American wheat farmers, for all classes of U.S. wheat. Working in more than 100 countries, USW offers information, education and assistance to buyers, millers, bakers, traders, and government officials in all export markets. The site is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and French.
  United Soybean Board
The Board is composed of 62 farmer-directors, representing all U.S. soybean-producing states, who are appointed by the secretary of agriculture. Funded by half the soybean checkoff funds, the USB focuses on international marketing, domestic marketing, new uses, production research and communications.
  Wheat Foods Council
A United States nonprofit organization formed to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component to a healthy diet.
  Wisconsin Soybean Association
A progressive membership organization devoted to bringing together all persons interested in the production, marketing, distribution, and utilization of soybeans and soybean products.
  Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board
Works to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin soybean producers by building demand, creating new uses and focusing on disease research for Wisconsin soybeans.
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  Caribbean Millers' Association (C.M.A.)
Aims to protect the flour milling industry in the Caribbean, Central & Latin America from unfair competition, to develop & exchange problem-solving ideas across the region, & to present a regional lobbying position for negotiation with government agencies
  CIAA, Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU
Represents the food and drink industries' interests, at the level of both European and international institutions. Participates pro-actively in the development of an environment where all European food and drink companies (whatever their size) can compete effectively for sustainable growth in the context of an enlarged EU and global markets, as well as meeting consumers' needs and playing their part in delivering the targets set by the Lisbon declaration of the European Council - that is, to become the most competitive economy in the world by 2010
  Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)
An international professional society dedicated to providing its members with forums to generate leadership, innovation and excellence in grain-related industry operations. The only individual-membership organization in the grain operations industry. Contains a Virtual Reference Library with links to regulations and government documents. The site also provides online access to the Proceedings of GEAPS from 1995 to date for its members.
  Internation Association of Operative Millers
An international organization, comprised of grain millers, seed processors and allied trades representatives devoted to the advancement of technology in the grain milling and seed processing industries.
  North American Millers' Association
A trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industry. It is comprised of milling member companies operating mills and associate member companies representing the industries providing products and services to the mills.
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Other National
  Australian Technical Millers Association (N.S.W. Division)
Inaugurated in 1963 by a group of dedicated individuals concerned with the Cereal Milling Industry, A.T.M.A. has grown and developed to incorportate participation throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Membership is open to those 'who are engaged or who have been engaged in a technical capacity in Cereal Milling and allied industries, those of other industries which serve them.'
  Canadian Grain Commission/Commission canadienne des grains
Information on all Canadian grain, pulse and oilseeds commodities, how grain is handled, grade standards, issues regarding the Canadian grain industry, and, information on the GRL (list of publications, texts of conference presentations, etc.). Has links to many other sites and Canadian organizations.
  Canadian National Millers Association
A national, not-for-profit industry association representing the Canadian cereal grain milling industry. It serves as the principal voice for the grain milling industry in consultation with government departments and agencies concerning regulatory issues and public policy. Any firm that operates in whole or in part as a primary processor of cereal grains in Canada is eligible for membership in the Canadian National Millers Association. CNMA offers both voting and non-voting member categories and a capacity-based membership fee structure.
  Canadian Patents Database
Access to over 75 years of patent descriptions and images. You can search, retrieve and study more than 1,500,000 patent documents.
  Flour Millers' Council of Australia Pty Ltd
Established in 1920 in Melbourne as a federation of state milling associations called the Flour Millowners' Council of Australia. It became an association of Australian Milling companies in 1993. FMCA promotes the interests of and communicates on behalf of, the flour milling industry in Australia to government, statutory authorities and other relevant organisations, breeders, growers and participants in the grains supply chain. FMCA also administers milling correspondence courses for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
  Grain Producers of Australia
Created to foster a strong, innovative, profitable, globally competitive and environmentally sustainable grains industry in Australia, GPA strives to establish a strong independent national advocate for grain producers based on a rigorous and transparent policy development process; engage all sectors of the Australian grains industry to ensure operation of the most efficient and profitable grain supply chain; and facilitate a strategic approach to Research, Development and Extension (RDE) intended to deliver sound commercial outcomes from industry research.
  National Association of British and Irish Millers
The representative organisation for the UK flour milling industry, nabim promotes the flour milling industryís views to government, parliament, regulators, the media and other interested bodies. It works to improve understanding of its operational requirements, especially in responding to Parliamentary, Government, EU and international consultations and through liaison with other parties (in particular with partners in the food supply chain). And it provides information and advice to its members on a wide range of subjects.
  Romanian National Association of Flour Milling and Baking Industries
A professional, non-governmental & non-political association representing the interests of private millers & bakers. It facilitates economic, financial & legal contacts with other governmental/non-governmental organisations & companies.
  SFQC Food with Thought
SFQC is an independent company based in Edinburgh specialising in the inspection and certification of food production, processing and environmental operations.

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