Due to beneficial weather conditions that increased kernel fill last fall, producers need to take precautions to mitigate corn spoilage this spring.
Marketing grain by using basis contracts provides more flexibility in how farmers market their grain and profit from their crop.
Because of the additional risk to the seller, those thinking of using deferred price contracts should carefully evaluate the financial position of firms they are thinking of entering into an agreement with. The type of information sellers should be looking for is highlighted in the publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts."
Registration is available for a short course on advanced grain elevator operations management. The course, presented by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, will be Jan. 8-12, 2018, at Iowa State University.
The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) and the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) are partnering to offer a free informational class about Food and Drug Administration Food Firm registration.
Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and Health Week messages has a focus on grain safety.
Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science.
The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative is partnering with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa to offer a week-long course in advanced grain elevator operations management. The course will be offered on the Iowa State campus Jan. 8-12, 2018.
MidWest Plan Service has released a revised and updated version of its “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook," a publication for those interested in developing grain systems.
High levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin commonly known as vomitoxin, are being found in grain across the Corn Belt, including eastern Iowa. Contaminated corn is an issue especially in dried distillers grains and solubles (DDGS), according to Erin Bowers, mycotoxin sampling and analysis specialist with Iowa State University.