NEWS
Aflatoxin Still Troublesome
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Nov 6, 2012 11:01 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture has recommended that some farmers destroy standing corn fields that have aflatoxin levels far above what is considered safe for feeding to livestock, a University of Illinois Extension agent told DTN Monday.

A few cornfields in west-central Illinois still stand unharvested as the area awaits visits from crop insurance adjusters. Gary Letterly, educator on environmental and energy stewardship for University of Illinois Extension based in Taylorville, Ill., said some of those fields have tested with aflatoxin readings above 1,000 parts per billion.

To put that in perspective, the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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