Domestic gains for ancient grains

Millers invest in facilities while sourcing from US farmers

Milling companies in the United States are investing in ancient grains in various ways. They are partnering with farmers to grow grains like quinoa and millet domestically. New milling facilities are turning the ancient grains into flour as well.

Healthy Food Ingredients, Fargo, ND, sources ancient grains from the United States, too.

“We focus on sourcing from the US as it’s wonderful to see more farmers planting these alternative crops such as millet, sorghum and buckwheat,” said Joni Huffman, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Flax could certainly be considered an ancient grain as it was mentioned often in the Bible. It grows very well in our area, in North Dakota, near where our processing facilities are located.”

Read the full article from Milling & Baking News here.