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Our local elevator has a million bushel corn pile rotting. What will/can they do with this corn? It's black and gummy. When the wind is out of the south I can smell it at my house, 4 miles away. There doesn't seem to be any dialog about it. I would presume it's garbage? But apparently it is being trucked out so will it end up being blended into animal feed? I'm afraid to buy dog food if that's the case. What about horse feed and chicken feed? It can't possibly be safe no matter how little is blended. What are they doing with it?
4430, Have you ever looked at a bag of dog food. Generally the #1 ingredients are corn or soymeal. You should try some. Maybe you did as a kid and just forgot. The black corn will probably end up on feed lots. Cattle guys will buy it for $.25 on the dollar and feed it.
Nice attitude there, 4430. So you're telling us we can count on "the system" to keep us safe from elevators/feed manufacturers who want to make a little extra money by sneaking in some moldy grain?
I assume you're a farmer, but from your post you could just as easily be one of the regulators who gave the Wall Street bankers a pass for all those years -- "hey, don't worry, there are laws protecting us, and besides it's none of your business".
I'm just glad its rotting in Latimer, IO and not my town. Hopefully USDA will count it as lost and reduce stocks. Then the price of corn will come up. Good job