WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The North American Millers Association (NAMA) selected new division chairs during its 2012 Division Meetings in March. Attendance at the meetings us up 7%, NAMA said.

Division chair changes included:

  • Soft Wheat Division – Bill Keynes, Keynes Bros., takes over from Tom Rogers, Wilkins Rogers Mills.
  • Corn Division – George Allard, Bunge Milling, Inc., replaces Bob Giguere, Iowa Corn Processors.
  • Oat Division – Cullen Harder, Grain Millers, Inc., replaces Mark Ramsland, General Mills, Inc. 

Also during the meetings, the Soft Wheat Crop Panel forecast a soft red winter wheat crop of 423,107 million bushels, down 8% from last year, and a soft white winter wheat crop of 220,964 million bushels, down 9%.

NAMA members met Fran Churchill, new NAMA-funded instructor of milling at Kansas State University prior to the Technical Committee meeting on March 10. NAMA’s funding of this position represents an important investment in the human capital important to the industry, the agency said.