Grain Storage: Flood Damage Management Options

🕔Mar 22, 2019The rapid snowmelt in Spring 2019 has caused instances of stored grain being inundated with floodwater. By current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, flood-soaked grain is considered adulterated and […]

Iowa: Feed Corn – Be Aware of 2018 Toxin Levels

🕔Feb 26, 2019The two bu/acre Iowa corn yield reduction shown in the February 9 crop report demonstrated the impact of late-season wet weather. Corn quality and potential food safety issues are also determined […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest

🕔Nov 2, 2018According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 35 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Oct. 28, 2018. Given […]

Iowa Soybeans: Managing Wet Crops in a Late Harvest

🕔Oct 23, 2018As of October 14, 2018, Iowa soybean harvest was only about 20% complete, making it the latest soybean harvest on record. This was caused by the prolonged heavy rains in September […]

Iowa Corn: Mycotoxins and Crop Deterioration

🕔Oct 18, 2018Above normal rains in September have slowed field crop dry-down. Coupled with early season drought in South Central and Southeast Iowa and above-average rainfall in the Northwest, there is high […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Hurt by Rains

🕔Oct 8, 2018This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid August, crops were significantly ahead […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Better Than Expected Yields

🕔Dec 21, 2017Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were better than expected, which will add to the largest grain surpluses in recent years. As of the November 9, 2017 USDA crop production estimates, […]

Grain Market: Proper Storage Can Extend “Old Corn” Life Indefinitely – DTN

🕔Oct 13, 2017Today — October 11, 2017 — is exactly 100 years since the day my great-grandfather penciled the “built-on” date inside the big red barn on our family’s farm. We had […]

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