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Flour millers anticipate ample supply of wheat in Illinois


(Photo by Daniel Grant of FarmWeek)

Mark Miller, plant manager of Mennel Milling in Mt. Olive, celebrated his 40th anniversary in the business this year and expects an adequate supply of wheat this season.

By Daniel Grant, FarmWeek

Flour millers should have an ample supply of quality wheat in the state this season, based on findings of the Southern Illinois Wheat Tour.

The annual tour, hosted by the Illinois Wheat Association (IWA), projected an average yield of 68.56 bushels per acre, but more importantly, generally low insect and disease pressure at this point.

"The yield is obviously important for the farmers," said Mark Miller, plant manager of Mennel Milling in Mt. Olive and IWA board member. "As a flour miller, we're looking for quality, good test weights, milling yield, low vomitoxin a...

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