OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Responding to the announcement by Miller Milling Co. of a deal to acquire four flour mills from ConAgra Mills and Cargill, the partners who will form Ardent Mills said they were “pleased” with the pending transaction and restated their expectation the formation of Ardent Mills would be completed before the end of June.
The official statement, offered by Becky Niiya, senior director of communication and external relations for ConAgra Foods, Inc., follows:
ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS are pleased to enter into a purchase agreement with Miller Milling Company — a U.S.-based subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nisshin Flour Milling Inc. and a well-respected milling operation. The agreement is consistent with the companies’ plan to divest four flour milling facilities in order to proceed with the formation of Ardent Mills. The sale of all four mills is expected to be completed prior to or simultaneous with the completion of the Ardent Mills transaction, which we expect to be in Q2 of calendar year 2014 as planned. Completion of the Ardent Mills transaction remains subject to the conclusion of regulatory review by the U.S. Department of Justice, financing, and other certain customary closing conditions.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, US — The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) welcomed thousands of visitors to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US, from Jan. 24-26.
After having to cancel the 2021 show due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and reduced attendance in 2022, this year’s turnout had organizers optimistic and suppliers and visitors making more connections for their businesses.
World Grain was on the expo floor covering the event and educational sessions, which was co-sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), US Poultry and Egg Association and the American Meat Institute.
Check out some World Grain photos from this year and mark your calendars for IPPE from Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2024.