Update From the Field – Jim Grilliot

With recent rains, the fall harvest and wheat planting have been put on hold. The rain totals are anywhere from 2-11 inches over the past week to 10 days in Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle. WHEAT & CORN Planted wheat acres are at 50% as of October 10th. With saturated soil and water standing

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Mycotoxins Further Explained – GMO Specialist Brian Hodges

With the current weather conditions, we felt it would be appropriate to speak on the development and potential dangers of Mycotoxins. No matter where you are farming, if weather conditions are amiable for mold growth, the chances mycotoxins start to appear in your crops is significantly increased. Molds that are within the Mycotoxin family have

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Your Car and Freezing Temperatures

Here are some interesting facts regarding your car and cold temperatures: At what temperature does gasoline freeze? One article I came across suggested that gasoline could freeze at a range between -40C and -76C or any temperature less than -40 degrees fahrenheit. -40 degrees celsius = -40 degrees fahrenheit. You can prevent your gas line from

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Driving Smart Decisions – October Update

What is New?   The soil sample numbers are increasing on a daily basis. It appears that the majority of samples may be sent in later this month. The rain in the midwest areas is causing delays with harvest and sampling. Soil sample drying capacity has increased to 31,000+ this fall to help accommodate the increased number

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Organic Farming – A first hand look

Organic farming is a high risk and high reward method of agriculture. For some the risk too much, such as not knowing your crop’s quality before selling at the elevator and the possibilities for cross-contamination from neighboring fields. These are some things that troubled the mind of Yield Organic CEO, Thea O’Carrol when she decided

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How to Plant and Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers are one of the easiest, low-maintenance vegetables to grow and that is why I choose them for my garden. Year after year I plant them not thinking twice about anything other than the time of year. This year, after reading the following articles, I am reaping the benefits. Below, I called out advice from

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Check us out in Ethanol Producer Magazine

Ethanol Producer Magazine sat down with Midwest Laboratories President Brent Pohlman, Account Manager Heather Ramig, and Team Leader of Alternative Fuel Lisa Avila. Their article, Pressure to Perform, written by Susanne Retka Schill, talked about ethanol testing and the pressures surrounding the results. “Most new trends in the ethanol industry come to roost in the

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Voices in Food Production – Julie Neuhalfen

Getting the Scoop with Julie Neuhalfen  The food we eat keeps us energized and healthy, and we believe this because it’s what we’ve been told since we were kids. But, what happens if the food we eat is potentially harmful? Thankfully, cases are limited due to the preventative programs in place by the FDA and

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Driving Smart Decisions – September Update

New/Exciting Changes at MidwestLabs.com We updated our site! Why do you care? Well, we made sure to put your needs first. Updates have been made to the search functionality, navigation, and Industry section for tests. Find what you are looking for quicker and accessible. Not sure what you are looking for? Utilize our text, email,

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Voices in Food Production – Jane Caldwell

Getting the Scoop with Dr. Jane Caldwell On Oct 10th we host our second annual Voices in Food Production Symposium. We asked our line-up of speakers to present a spread of hot topics within the food industry. Today we spoke with Dr. Jane Caldwell to discuss her topic of refrigeration shelf life. Jane has a

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