The Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report returns soon

Get ready! This season’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is set to begin on July 2 — just two weeks from today.

The Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report (MMCR) is the North American grain industry’s weekly update for mycotoxin levels, weather and crop conditions, and industry insights throughout the growing and harvest seasons. These informative […]

Aflatoxin-resistant corn could save lives in developing countries

Droughts, floods, fire and other natural disasters can wipe out a section of crops in the blink of an eye, but any farmer can tell you that there are plenty of more insidious things to watch out for, like mold that produces crop-ruining mycotoxins.

Now, researchers have made big strides in making corn that is […]

American feed industry’s effect on the agricultural industry

Last month, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Vice President Leah Wilkinson spoke on the organization’s latest research study during Washington Watch, Farm Talk Radio’s event series in Washington, D.C.

First, Wilkinson explained why determining the overall economic value of AFIA’s contributions to the feed and pet food industries can be difficult.

“That’s one of our […]

World’s tallest corn plant takes the world record at 45 feet

Imagine being lost in a corn maze, stalks of maize towering over your head at 12 feet tall. Now imagine the corn is about 45 feet tall.

While you can’t actually find a maze made from corn that tall, if you go to Costa Rica, you can find one stalk that stretches that high. There, […]

Defining ‘organic’ in a changing world

What does “organic” mean to you? Is food grown hydroponically organic? Consumers, producers and regulators at times have their own understanding of how organically produced food is or should be. To some, certain parts of the production process are more valuable, or more relevant to, the label than others.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Dairy farmers use fitness trackers to monitor cows — Associated Press Dairy farmers now track moo-vement and a bunch of udder data. The dairy industry is turning to fitness trackers to monitor cows’ health and […]

How to store grain and reduce mycotoxin risks

Now that it’s April, farmers in the Northern Hemisphere are shaking off the dregs of winter and preparing for a busy spring. And with the planting, growing and harvesting seasons come the concern for mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins are nasty toxins produced by the mold growing on a wide variety of agricultural crops. When consumed by humans […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Why build multi-story pig houses? — Pig Progress One Chinese pig producer has chosen to construct sow houses with up to 13 levels. According to the company, economy of scale, efficiency and healthy pigs are […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Five high-tech farming trends — Pork Business Just as it influences our living conditions, diets and society as a whole, technology is revolutionizing the world of plant and animal farming. Agriculture expert Lowell Catlett outlines […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

New guidelines on preventing and treating ‘equine strep throat’ — University of Pennsylvania Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the “strep throat” of horses, is highly contagious. Veterinarians have an […]