KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it set off a chain reaction in the global grain markets that was felt from the hungry living in less-developed nations to the top echelons of government and agricultural industry leadership.
While the war and its fallout were the most shocking shakeup of 2022, climate change, mergers, sustainability and biotechnology continued to push innovative and practical solutions for the global grain and milling industries.
One can never predict the future with 100% confidence, but looking back at the previous year, we might be able to determine where the trends will take global agriculture in 2023.
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CREMONA, ITALY — More than 150 guests from all over the world attended Ocrim’s “Grano, Farina, E…” (Wheat, Flour, And…) event Sept. 16-17 in Cremona, Italy.
The two-day event included discussions on topical issues, including energy saving, maximizing productivity, milling plant efficiency and food trends. The Ocrim “O|farmhouse” was inaugurated, in the area next to the Milling Hub plant, a recently renovated farmhouse that functions as a hospitality area.
The Sept. 17 conference began with greetings from the Mayor of Cremona, Gianluca Galimberti followed by professors from the Università del Sacro Cuore.
At the end of the conference, attendees visited the Milling Hub mill plant, near the Ocrim manufacturing and logistical headquarters.
These photos, courtesy of Ocrim, provide a snapshot of the activities during the event: