Heavily diseased corn crop has farmers wondering how to market tonnage

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The 2018 growing season has thrown Ontario farmers more than a few curve balls, including severe drought, but this latest at harvest is likely the toughest to manage.

Ontario’s provincial agriculture department has released its annual corn crop toxin survey, and the numbers are not good. A whopping 25% of crop surveyed came in at over 5 parts per million for vomitoxin — a level well beyond what’s easily fed or managed through blending.

Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and occasional RealAg Radio host Lyndsey Smith got together to talk about the 2018 corn crop, how we ended up with this train wreck, deep price discounts, and what — if anything— farmers can do about it once it’s off the field.

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