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.
The Amarillo City Council approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between the Texas Tech University System and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund up to $69 million to ensure the construction.
One of the most high-profile events in farm country affected by coronavirus concerns is the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo. Some producers had to pack up and leave for home while others didn’t even make the trip.