Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012 - (Page 45)

Advertisement Farm bill fate uncertain in lame duck session of Congress WASHINGTON — Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Majority Leader, quickened some Washington pulses on Oct. 25 when a statement he made while campaigning in Idaho for the reelection of Representative Raul Labrador was construed as suggesting he intended to bring the farm bill passed by the House Committee of Agriculture to the House floor for a vote during the lame duck session that begins Nov. 13. Mr. Cantor was quoted in the Idaho Statesman as saying he delayed action on the farm bill before the congressional recess because “we didn’t have the votes on the floor.” He added, “I’m committed to bring the issue to the floor and then to see a way forward so we can get the votes to pass a bill.” The Idaho Statesman highlighted the statement in an article under the headline: “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor promises vote on stalled farm bill.” Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, welcomed the news that seemed to indicate a vote on the House farm bill was imminent. But Mr. Cantor’s spokeswoman, Megan Whittmore, the next day said the Majority Leader meant only that the farm bill “issue” would be considered during the lame duck session. He was not promising a vote on the House agriculture committee bill. The Republican caucus in the House was split on the farm bill with more conservative members wanting a farm bill with much less spending than the bill that was passed by the agriculture committee. MBN U.S.D.A. offers assistance to hurricane victims WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is coordinating with states and partner organizations to provide disaster nutrition assistance to individuals in 13 states affected by Hurricane Sandy. In New York, the U.S.D.A. said it is working with the state, the Food Bank of New York City, and partner agencies to distribute approximately 1.1 million lbs of food. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the U.S.D.A. worked late last week with the State of New Jersey and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to coordinate the delivery of 39,000 lbs of food to support congregate feeding efforts. The food bank will combine U.S.D.A. foods with existing food stocks to produce 15,000 meals per day for 5 to 7 days to be distributed in cooperation with the Red Cross and Salvation Army at shelters. Additionally, the U.S.D.A. said it is working closely with states and industry partners in affected states to remind SNAP retailers of the procedure for manually processing SNAP transactions during power outages, in order to ensure that SNAP recipients living in areas affected by power / outages continue to have access to food. In certain areas in New York, the U.S.D.A. has granted a waiver to allow SNAP recipients to purchase hot foods using SNAP benefits. Under normal circumstances, SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase hot, ready-to-eat foods. The U.S.D.A. also has granted the waiver to accommodate individuals who have lost homes, are affected by power outages, or are otherwise unable to prepare food due to damage caused by the hurricane. The U.S.D.A. has approved requests from the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia to issue automatic, mass replacements of benefits to SNAP households in certain areas affected by the hurricane. The agency also has approved requests from the states of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia to extend the time SNAP recipients have to report loss of food purchased using SNAP benefits and to request replacement benefits. MBN  Washington SOMETIMES IT’S WHO YOU KNOW hile planning to earn both a master of science and doctorate degree in biology, Norman Fox wanted something to do “on the side.” His “something on the side,” was the Donut Den which turned into a 33-year success. When Norman decided to open a doughnut shop, a friend, Herb Stewart, introduced him to Oliver Harlow, founder of Honey Flush Donuts, a 40-store chain. Stewart and Harlow helped Norman open the Donut Den, in July, 1973, in Nashville, Tennessee. “Oliver Harlow not only inspired, but gave me valuable practical advice,” said Norman. Harlow started using International® Bakers Services (IBS) flavorings in the 1960s, and suggested that Norman do the same. He highly recommended Cinnamon-Butter Blend. Today, that flavor is the secret ingredient in the Donut Den’s Apple Fritters—their most popular product. “There is no other type of cinnamon flavoring that makes the product taste this good,” stated Norman. Consistency is the key to success in any business. Maintaining a core product line and keeping up with new trends keeps regular customers coming back and attracts new customers as well. “Another secret to help ensure consistent quality is our own Harold Graves, the cook for the Donut Den for over 30 years,” Norman stated. But he attributes his 33 years of success to following Harlow’s recommendation—relying on the flavors from International® Bakers Services. “Their flavors are consistently the best,” according to Norman. Norman was a graduate student during the first four years of the Donut Den. After earning his doctorate degree, he taught in university classrooms. But it was a friend of a friend who taught him his most valuable business lessons. Sometimes it’s who you know that helps the most. If you value consistent quality, you should get to know International® Bakers Services. Contact us toll-free at (800) 345-7175, by fax at (574) 287-7161, or in writing at 1902 North Sheridan Ave., South Bend, Indiana 46628. We have the flavors your customers deserve. Milling & Baking News November 13, 2012 / 45 W

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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
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Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012