USDA report shows effects of wet weather on grain quality and planting

The U.S. Midwest has faced heavy rain and snow this spring, leading to massive amounts of flooding and drenched fields. Planting of some major crops has been delayed, and worries are elevated about grain quality in the face of numerous challenges.

Winter wheat

About 9% of winter wheat was in the headed stage as of […]

Snow and rain affects Midwest agriculture into spring

Farms in the U.S. Midwest that are already struggling with the effects of monumental flooding have been hit with an early-spring storm this week that certainly isn’t helping matters.

“It’s a terrible, terrible track in terms of its impact on the areas that have already seen terrible flooding back in March,” meteorologist Michael Palmerino told […]

Aflatoxin reports highlight need for careful grain storage

Much of the U.S. and Europe have experienced drought and high temperatures this crop season, and now we’re seeing the effects of that in mycotoxin development.

Reports are rolling in of the carcinogenic mycotoxin aflatoxin, which is naturally created by Aspergillus, a fungus that thrives in drought conditions.

“Aflatoxin has showed its dirty face,” Oklahoma […]

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 […]

When grain bins break

A common concern with grain storage is how to avoid contamination from mycotoxins and other issues. Another danger that some may overlook: grain bin collapses.

They don’t happen often, but when they do, consequences can be expensive and at times, deadly. Equipment can be destroyed by the rush of flooding grain, hundreds of thousands of […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 14, 2017

On this week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report, we check in on ongoing drought conditions and our first confirmed aflatoxin report, and Tony returns with one of his famous Tech Tips: How often should you calibrate your equipment? Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 31, 2017

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report covers the increase in damaging weather conditions in much of the U.S. Who is our guest presenter this week? Dr. Max Hawkins of Alltech returns to discuss the 2017 corn crop, answering the question, “What Have We Seen So Far?” Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 10, 2017

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is now available! Click here to watch. This week features a special report on contaminated wheat for feed from Alltech’s Dr. Max Hawkins.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 3, 2017

Click here to watch Neogen’s latest Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report!

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, they should NOT be considered typical of all grain harvested. The mycotoxin levels we report are intended to […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: June 26, 2017

It’s back! Neogen’s weekly Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report returns for 2017. Click here to watch the video. Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary widely, they should NOT be considered typical of all grain harvested. […]