Wednesday 28th February 2024

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture alerts producers and feed manufacturers to heightened mycotoxin levels, notably aflatoxin and fumonisin, in 2023 corn due to prolonged drought.

Monitoring is advised as contaminated feed can harm livestock. The MDA’s Annual Corn Survey collected 122 samples from 86 counties, indicating increased fumonisin levels linked to hot, dry weather followed by humidity.

Symptoms include neurological issues in animals. Details are available on the MDA website, with additional resources on the FDA site.