SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, U.S. — System Scale Corp. will now distribute and service the AM 5200-A and AM 5200-Farm grain moisture meters from Perten Instruments, Perten announced on Aug. 22. The AM 5200-A is U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified as UGMA-compatible and is NTEP approved. The AM 5200-Farm uses the same technology as the official meter but is designed to meet the needs of producers.
“At System Scale Corp. we believe that training our employees is the key to success, and we’re committed to having our sales force, field service group and the new state-of-the-art depot repair/calibration center 100% staffed and trained on Perten Instruments ready to serve the Mid-South Region,” said Harry Dunavant, president of System Scale.
“System Scale will help us to even better serve the rapidly growing ranks of users of our AM 5200 moisture meters,” said Gavin O’Reilly, president of Perten Instruments, Inc. “With System Scale’s focus on quality service and their locations throughout the mid-south, we feel it is a great partnership. It provides our customers with localized support, service and a high level of expertise.”
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Representatives of the grain and milling industries recently gathered July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, US, for IFT FIRST, the Institute of Food Technologists annual event and expo.
In 2022-23, the International Grains Council’s July report anticipates worldwide wheat production to reach 770 million tonnes, down from 781 million tonnes in 2021-22, with 195 million tonnes available for trade.
Most wheat production comes from a handful of countries and even fewer are major exporters, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Here’s a look at the top 10 wheat-producing countries worldwide, based on total yield in tonnes from 2000-2020 with 2022-23 production and consumption projections.