Grain and Oilseed Milling

Grain and Oilseed Milling

Overview

The 545 grain and oilseed milling companies in the US produce flours, edible oils, and breakfast cereals from grains and oilseeds. Firms also sell byproducts of the milling process as animal feed or fertilizer. Major product categories are flour milling, rice milling, malt manufacturing, wet corn milling, soybean and other oilseed processing, refining and blending fats and oils, and breakfast cereal manufacturing.

Stricter Food Labeling Requirements

Grain and oilseed manufacturers must comply with a variety of food labeling regulations.

Volatile Raw Material Costs

Grain and oilseed milling companies purchase large quantities of wheat, soybeans, corn, rice, and other crops as raw materials for their production processes.