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Jim Meade / Iowa City
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Registered: ‎04-30-2010
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Will Aflatoxin Blend OK Affect Prices?

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The FDA has approved an Iowa Dept of Ag request to blend corn so as to reduce the aflatoxin level for use in animal feed only.  Will the famrer see any of this money, or will this only benefit the processor who can now blend good and bad corn to reduce it's toxicity?

 

http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/press/2012press/press09182012.asp

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Mizzou_Tiger
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Registered: ‎11-02-2010
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Re: Will Aflatoxin Blen OK Affect Prices?

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nope...........

 

fact is, most corn is coming in under the threshold to feed to hogs and poultry, however most are using 20 as a threshold to justify the dock.........thus those guys that have that market don't need to blend........they will just dock and move on...........and the outfits that truely need 20 or less need it for a reason and dont have time to start segragating, screening, and blending........

 

this aflo deal is a freaking mess for those that don't know the ballgame.........

 

go down to MO, KS, OK, TX and ask them boyz how to deal with it..........since its about a every 2 or 3 year deal down there.........pretty simple, keep your sample clean in the grain tank, keep air on it in the bin, and move it next spring/summer when they quit worrying about it..........

 

and FYI, blending isnt bullet proof............its as risky as testing the load that comes in................PARTS PER BILLION............with a representative sample the size of a coffee can per truck or rail car.............hit the wrong spot and shes HOT..........

 

and trust me, nothing worse that unloading railcars to turn around and blend back to load again.............been there, done that.........

 

EDIT:  you can still have aflo in a good year..........its just worse in a bad and gets the headline news.........how many bushels and years have gone by that were never tested...........

 

 

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dairy mom
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Registered: ‎05-13-2010
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Re: must be really bad this year

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We were just informed yesterday by our nutritionist that milk will now be tested for aflatoxin and treated the same way antibiotic residue is treated.  Seems our coop sells to someone involved in baby food and there is a 0% tolerance.  We haven't received the letter from the coop yet buy nutritionist heard it was coming.

Boy seems you crop guys are gonna screw us dairy farmers one way or another.

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Hobbyfarmer
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Registered: ‎01-10-2012
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Re: must be really bad this year

 I Distinctly remember NOT ordering any fungus/mold to be added to my spray or as a seed treatment this crop year.

60% of the time, it works every time.


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