FSMA Produce Safety Rule and Water Testing

According to a recent article in Food Safety News, (More delay for Produce Safety Rule as industry balks over water testing) by Dan Flynn, March 20, 2017 the FDA are reviewing the water requirements and that could extend the compliance date into 2018. I really think what got my attention in this article was a

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Lawn and Garden Test

Here is an excellent video on what it takes to collect a proper sample for a lawn and garden test. Soil testing can improve garden, save money Midwest Laboratories Lawn and Garden Package You will receive a soil bag, return shipping label with kit.  $30.00 for the kit. If you prefer to drop off your

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New Shipment of Soil Bags are Here

Normally, this would not be newsworthy, but I just wanted to take a minute and thank you, our clients for your patience as we quickly realized that our soil bags were not produced at the same quality as they had been in the past. As we worked to resolve the matter, we knew there would

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March 2017 update

Spring is almost here. This past month we’ve had a slight taste of spring/summer with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. It has made for an exciting February. Soil sample volumes are up with the warmer temperatures. The Animal Feed Laboratory is almost completed. Once complete, the Animal Feed Laboratory will have its own receiving,

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Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt

Today, I found a great article that makes some simple points that are really profound. The information presented in this article came from the article, “How to Build better soil? Stop treating it like dirt” by Debbie Arrington Here are of some of the points that I wanted to highlight from this article. Consider these

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February 2017 Update

In January we unveiled a whole new website look.  It is our goal going forward to continue to provide visitors with as much analysis information we can provide on analysis, method, turnaround time and cost. If you are looking for a particular analysis, consider going to our test section and locating your specific analysis. Taking

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Welcome to the 2016 ACRES Conference

This week the National ACRES Conference gets underway in Omaha.  (November 30 – December 2, 2016) Our staff at Midwest Laboratories have been attending this show over the past seven years and we have made a number of great connections at this show. We are really excited that this year the conference is in our

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Some Thanksgiving Items to Remember

Have a Great Thanksgiving Celebration!  Celebrate this time with family and friends and be thankful for the blessings you have received.                 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips Check out these Thanksgiving Tips and make sure your celebration is a fun and safe one! How the Thanksgiving Holiday has Evolved

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Turnaround Time – Soil Testing

The cool temperatures and wet conditions in September delayed harvesting by a couple of weeks this fall. As a result, many growers harvested fields in a shortened amount of time. In addition, the weather turned unseasonably warmer and drier. At this point in the Omaha area, I can only remember three times when the low temperatures have

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