Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012 - (Page 44)

Washington  Elections may bring little change to Senate ag committee WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party maintained control of the U.S. Senate as a result of last week’s election. Five Democrats on the Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry ran for reelection to the Senate, and all five claimed victory and will represent their respective states when the 113th Congress convenes in January. No Republican Stabenow members of the Senate agriculture committee were required to run for reelection in this election cycle. Still, there will be departures of some long-standing members of the committee and some new faces on the committee this January. The current agriculture committee is composed of 11 Democrats and 10 Republicans. Two Democrats, Senators Kent Conrad of North Dakota and E. Benjamin Nelson of Nebraska, announced late last year they would not seek new terms in the Senate, leaving two open Senate seats that were contested. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, chairwoman of the Senate agriculture committee, was elected to a fourth term. Other Democratic members of the agriculture committee winning their bids for reelection were Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Democratic members of the committee whose terms in office did not require they run for reelection this year included Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Max Baucus of Montana and Michael Bennet of Colorado. The only certain change on the Republican side of the aisle of the agriculture committee was the retirement of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, who lost the Indiana Republican primary to Richard Mourdock, who, in turn, was defeated by Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly. Senator Lugar has served six terms as U.S. senator from Indiana, is the current chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and is a former chairman of the Senate agriculture committee. The other Republican members of the agriculture committee did not have to run for reelection this cycle. They include Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, the ranking Republican member of the committee, as well as Senators Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns of Nebraska, John Boozman of Arkansas, Charles Grassley of Iowa, John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven of North Dakota. MBN WHILE SOME BANKS PRODUCE HEADLINES, WE PRODUCE FRESH IDEAS You may not have heard of us, but sometimes no news is good news. Recently named one of the seven safest banks in the United States,* we understand your challenges at BOK Financial. With more than 40 years of specialized experience in food and commodities, we work with companies like yours every day to bring you fresh ideas and unique solutions to help your business grow. So skip the news, and give us a call. Or better yet, let us come see you. Lending | Hedging | Private Equity Tax Exempt Solutions | Retirement Plan Services 816.256.4517 | © 2012 Services provided by Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and Colorado State Bank and Trust, divisions of BOKF, NA, a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation. Member FDIC. Equal Opportunity Lender. *BOK Financial was named one of the “seven safest banks in America” by 24/7 Wall Street, a national financial news and opinion company, on June 25, 2012. 44 / November 13, 2012 Milling & Baking News /

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Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012
Change agent at General Mills, NAMA chairman celebrates ‘noble’ industry
Countering higher input costs, B.B.U. to raise prices in November
Late News - Flat Flowers earnings after one-time charge
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Lack of focus on farm issues likely to change
Editorial - Many milling positives in tough environment
Late News
Data - January-September flour output reaches new record high
Financial Results - Mondelez earnings down 29% in third quarter, sales fall 2%
Oreo, belVita buoy biscuit business at Mondelez
CSM B.S.N.A. unit performs well in tough market
Morning foods wake up at Kellogg
Industry Activities - Millers in ‘deep dive’ exploring possible vitamin D fortification
Meyer elected vice-chair of NAMA; two honorary memberships named
Merchandising - Winners in America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest crowned
Business - Bakers look to resume operations in wake of Hurricane Sandy
Flowers acquiring Bimbo assets in California, Oklahoma
With Wisconsin project, Horizon doubling whole wheat capacity
Baker’s Pride opens new donut plant
Wind farm built to supply power to Bimbo in Mexico begins operating
Strikes may be looming at Hostess Brands baking plants
Mondelez to close Mr. Christie cookie plant in Toronto
Red Star, Lesaffre to raise yeast prices
ADM opens sweetener transfer terminal in Chattanooga
Nutrition and Health - Whole Grain Stamp success spans participating companies of all sizes
Food Ingredient Solutions - Indulge in extras
Milling Technology - ADM Milling expanding Beech Grove flour mill
The Andersons agrees to major grain facility acquisition
Gavilon opens grain facility in South Dakota
POET-DSM buys equipment for cellulose production
Washington - Breaking Washington gridlock
Weather Outlook - In marked change, world weather pattern transitioning to ‘normal
Washington - Elections may bring little change to Senate ag committee
Farm bill fate uncertain in lame duck session of Congress
U.S.D.A. offers assistance to hurricane victims
People - With Cargill c.f.o. resignation, David MacLennan to fill in
Brad Pederson named supply chain manager at Caravan Ingredients
ADM taps two for management positions
Transportation and Distribution - N.G.F.A. seeks easier path to contest ‘unreasonable’ rail rates
Nutrition and Health - Initiative shows gains in nutrition content in children’s cereal
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises forecasts for U.S. and world 2012-13 wheat ending stocks
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012