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Theinewsweeklyiofigrain-basedifoods JUNE 15, 2004 / Gordon Davidson dies; long-time Milling & Baking News editor KANSAS CITY - Gordon L. Davidson, editor of Milling & Baking News, died June 5 following an extended illness. He was 64. Well known in the grainbased foods industry, Mr. Davidson remained actively involved in his regular editorial work until just a few weeks before his death. Mr. Davidson became editor of Milling & Baking News in 1986, having joined the editorial staff of Sosland Publishing Co. in Davidson 1972 as editor, special projects. A tribute to Mr. Davidson may be found on Page 9. In his 32 years on the editorial staff, Mr. Davidson wrote numerous memorable articles and features. He was respon- sible for planning and creating many important editorial initiatives. These included "Baking's Leaders" and "The Changing Face of Breadstuffs" in the early 1980s, and the annual "Corporate Profiles" series beginning in the 1990s. Importantly, Mr. Davidson played a central role in expanding baking industry coverage shortly after Milling & Baking News was adopted in 1972 as the new name for The Southwestern Miller. While baking news always had been a part of the magazine's editorial content since it was established in 1922, Mr. Davidson helped place coverage of this industry at Continued on Page 11 Optimism, enthusiasm pervade review of promotion program WASHINGTON - A grain-based foods product promotion program turned the corner from planning stages toward the implementation phase last week as major stakeholders gathered in Washington. The meeting was held June 9 in a conference room within the Washington LATE office building where the American Bakers Association is headquartered. Among the 35 attending the meeting were the oversight committee that includes members from the A.B.A. and North American Millers' Association, other A.B.A. and Continued on Page 18 NEWS Winter wheat forecast cut from May WASHINGTON - The National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 1 projected winter wheat production at 1,530,742,000 bus, down 19,653,000 bus, or 1%, from 1,550,395,000 bus as the May forecast and down 176,327,000 bus, or 10%, from 1,707,069,000 bus in 2003. Hard winter outturn was projected at 886,897,000 bus, down 23,174,000 bus from May and down Continued on Page 10 inside Consider the options Enzymes can unlock formulations as diverse as low-carb and artisan-style products, even tortillas. Story on Page 23 Horizon to close Wellington flour mill, upgrade Wichita WELLINGTON, KAS. - Horizon Milling, L.L.C., said last week it would close its Wellington flour mill by May 2005. Horizon said the plant no longer is able to compete efficiently without extensive and costly equipment upgrades. Horizon said it will supply customers currently served by the Wellington mill through its other plants. "This was a difficult decision for us, but our customers require us to be very cost-efficient in meeting their needs," said Guy Shoemaker, president of Horizon Milling. "Therefore, we are upgrading production capabilities at our Wichita mill so we can more effectively address customer needs." Cargill declined to elaborate on the Continued on Page 14 THIS WEEK Lisa Donahue to head New World Pasta 12 Ingredient I.G.C. cuts world flour exports by 4% 20 F.D.A. makes slight changes to detention rule Week 41 42

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