Voices in Food Production – Michelle Wright

Getting the Scoop with Michelle Wright On Oct 10th we host our second annual Voices in Food Production Symposium. The line-up of speakers we asked to present has chosen a spread of hot topics within the food industry. We asked each of our presenters to answer a few questions, so our audiences know what to expect.

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Proactive Practices in Animal Feed

Trust that gut-feeling again. It doesn’t matter what industry you are hands-on in; all require a proactive mindset. Teachers must be proactive in their teaching styles to stay ahead of the technological advancements in the way humans learn and retain information. Accountants must be proactive in their financial endeavors to anticipate the economy’s ups and downs.

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Taurine and Panax Ginseng in Energy Drinks

Do you drink Monster Energy drinks?  If you do, you probably have seen the following information: Lo-Carb Monster Energy Drink Taurine 1000 mg  |  Panax Ginseng 200 mg Taurine According to Mayo Clinic.com | “Taurine supports neurological development and helps regulate the level of water and mineral salts in the blood. It also contains antioxidant

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Driving Smart Decisions – August Update

Welcome It’s an exciting time to be at and working with Midwest Laboratories as we continue to move forward with innovative processes and initiatives to serve our customer’s needs. The business landscape is continuing to move at a vigorous pace. We are a company who believes staying innovative and ahead of the curve is essential.

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The grass is green, and the sun is shining, but are your roses blooming?

How did your garden turn out this year? As we move closer to fall it’s time to evaluate the work necessary for preparations of the next spring. The first question is, did you find beautiful blooms in your garden? Does the garden look complete, are you ready to focus on upkeep? Personally, I’ve just begun.

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Driving Smart Decisions – July Update

Welcome The Fourth of July is typically the half-way mark for summer. A time of celebration and giving thanks for our freedoms as U.S. Citizens July Announcements Stay Tuned: This month we will have some new initiatives we will be rolling out for our clients. These items are in the final stages of testing and

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Best if Used By/Best Before, Sell-By, Use-By

Shelf Life, Testing, Food

What does best if used by mean? In my house, I’m notorious for throwing out items when the use-by date reads expired. And, I’m usually in trouble for doing such. Personally, I’ve always erred on the side of caution. My wife, on the other hand, believes it’s important to do a quick sensory test. She

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Leaf Blight on Nebraska Lawns

Leaf Blight

Have you ever had those straw-brown patches in your lawn and wondered what did I do wrong or, why is my grass dying? Have you heard of Ascochtya leaf blight? If you haven’t, that’s ok. Until Leaf blight takes toll on lawns, was written by Sarah Browning this past week in the Lincoln Journal Star, I

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Fuel and Ethanol Demand and Consumption

Fuel, Biofuel, Account, Information

We recognize that global fuel and ethanol demand is growing. Linked is an informative article to the U.S. Energy Information Administration – EIA Beta site – Total Petroleum and Other Liquids Production chart from 2017. The chart covers the global production and consumption of fuels and biofuels. The Top Three The top three countries for

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Driving Smart Decisions – June Update

Welcome, We are close to the start of summer. Although you would think summer has been here awhile, temperatures have been hovering around the 100-degree mark. Sample Update The end of May has seen a late spring surge in soils along with an early supply of plant samples. We are also seeing higher volumes of

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