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Industry Updates

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Set For Aug. 13-15 
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Charles Hurburgh, April 16, 2019

Blended Human Food PCQI Course Offerings Announced
Iowa State Extension and Outreach, January 30, 2019

Iowa State Offers Course on Iowa State University campus Jan. 15-17, 2019
Iowa State Extension and Outreach, December 20, 2018 

Grain Operations: Managing stored grain long term
World-Grain.com- Dirk Maier, December 5, 2018

Advanced Grain Elevator Operations Management Course Offered at Iowa State
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Dirk Maier-October 16, 2018

Iowa State Offers Class on FDA Registration for Food and Feed Companies
Iowa State Extension and Outreach, September 21, 2018 [node:read-more:link]


Spring 2019 Updates

Flood Adulterated Grain - Nutrient Supply to Crops When Land Applied
John Sawyer & Antonio Mallarino - April 2, 2019

Flooding has been extensive in several areas of Iowa this spring. In some cases, stored grain has been affected by flood waters. Land application of flood adulterated grain as a nutrient source for a future crop may be an option for some. Learn more...

Flooding and Stored Grain
Charles Hurburgh & Dan Loy  - March 20, 2019

The rapid snowmelt in Spring 2019 has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. By current Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.  The situation in 2019 is one of river water flooding rather than of rain-driven pooled water in low ground, for which there are salvage options. Learn more...

Proper Management of Flooded Grain and Hay

Additional management guidance from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa DNR can be found online.



Harvest 2018 Updates

Managing Wet Soybeans in a Late Harvest
Charles Hurburgh & Meaghan Anderson-October 18, 2018

Crop insurance and "high damage", sprouted, or unmarketable soybeans
USDA Risk Management Agency-October 15, 2018

NDSU Offers Soybean Drying Advice
Kenneth Hellevang

Mycotoxins and Deterioration in the 2018 Corn Crop
Charles Hurburgh & Alison Robertson- October 16, 2018

Soybean Drying & Storage
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Crop Quality Hurt by Rain
Charles Hurburgh & Alison Robertson- October 8, 2018

Management of Flood-submerged Grain
Charles Hurburgh- September 27,2018


Training Modules

Grain modules brought to you by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. 

Grain Storage - Quality Management​
Grain Storage Module   Dryeration
   Fan Performance

Grain Storage - Economics
Grain Storage ModulGrain Drying Economics
  Grain Storage Economics

Food Safety - Mycotoxins in Grain and Feed
  MycotoxinsMycotoxin Development
  Best Practices in Handling

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