Nutritional Labeling: Upcoming Changes and Regulations

In response to the upcoming nutritional labeling regulations and changes, our Food and Beverage Lab Manager, Stephanie Peterson provided training and answered questions for Grow Nebraska‘s monthly training webinar. She discusses why the changes are happening, what the changes will be, the types of labels available through Midwest Labs and how to get the information you

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The Search for the Holy Bale

by Dr. Jane Caldwell As the days begin to shorten and the air becomes soft and pleasant, our thoughts turn to Fall and then to Winter and then to……what am I going to feed my horse/mule until Spring? Equine owners refer to this as THE SEARCH FOR THE HOLY BALE (with apologies to King Arthur).

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Today Show: Can You Trust the Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus?

We are so pleased to share that we had the opportunity to work with the Today show on a segment called “Can you trust the calorie counts on restaurant menus?”. The Today show provided the meals and spent the morning at our lab capturing our process for determining calorie counts. This video segment ran on

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How Do I Test For Mycotoxins in Corn

Background Mycotoxins, as defined by Webster, are “a toxic substance produced by a fungus and especially a mold” For growers, the definition goes much deeper. Quality is the key here. Everyone is a bit cautious when buying and selling grain.  Seeking professional analysis from a laboratory or local grain inspection service is the way to go. In

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October Update 2017

Driving Smart Decisions In September, our team was introduced to the following message, “Driving Smart Decisions” This short phrase sums up the way our employees come to work each day. Our goal is to work smart in order to address our clients’ analysis testing needs. Soil Kick-Off The Midwest Laboratories Associates officially kicked off the

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Time for a Fall Fertilizer Application

As summer comes to a close, it may be time for a fall application of fertilizer. With the cooler temperatures, I decided to move my fall application up a few weeks. Here are the results of my experience. Fall Pre-Emergent Fertilizer Experiment.  On August 24, 2017, I did the unthinkable; I found the pre-emergent fertilizer

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September Update 2017

Fall Is Around the Corner Labor Day Weekend is almost here.  Schools are back in session. Temperatures are starting to cool off and the days are getting shorter. That means football activities are right around the corner too.  Right now we are seeing an increased demand for stalk nitrate testing. In addition, many growers and

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August Update 2017

August Newsletter For many, August 21, 2017, cannot get here soon enough. Solar Eclipse 2017 is almost upon us. Many in the science community are preparing to observe this once in a lifetime event. Fall Sampling Supplies Make sure you get your sampling supplies ordered. This past week, I took a closer look at supplies

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July Update 2017

Happy 4th of July It is a great time to reflect on all the blessings we have as a result of freedoms as United States  Citizens Summer Surge in soil and plant samples. Soil and plant sample volumes continue to remain high. It is apparent that growers are trying to find ways to maximize their investment

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IFT 2017 – Midwest Laboratories

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is hosting its annual food science expo in Las Vegas, June 26-28, at the Venetian/Sands Expo Center. Members of the Midwest Laboratories team will be on hand at booth #2417 to answer any questions you may have regarding the recent implementation of FSMA and what these new guidelines mean

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