The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour isn’t all clear skies, sunshine and 240 bushel corn. In fact, today, on the Eastern leg of the tour, scouts were met with severe weather and extreme variability in the fields.
As winter rolls on, several places in the country are on pace to break some records for snow.
Many other areas in the Midwest are feeling brutally cold conditions.
AgDay Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an update.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.