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Senior Advisor

New Technology Grain Moisture Testers

Most of us know that the USDA changed the acceptable technology for grain moisture testing last yaer.  According to a Dickey  John rep I hear speak today, there is enough difference - 0.5 to 1.0 points - that the farmer can be off a fair amount on $5 corn.  In other words, he is informing us and also mentioning that he has a $4000 tester for sale.  He says the old system was not accurate for all varieties, for all regional varieties and for some GMO varieties.

 

Here is the USDA discussion.

 

http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/equipment.html

 

Here is the farmer oriented tester, similar to the official version but without some features.

 

http://www.dickey-john.com/product/gac-2500-agri/

 

For the time being, I think I'll cointinue to take my old-style portable to the COOP and calibrate it to their official version. 

 

What are you doing about this - anything?

 

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