Free Private Water Well Testing Available to Homeowners Affected by Flooding

Ensuring safe drinking water and well water for residents of Nebraska and surrounding states. To support our neighbors recovering from the Midwest floods, Midwest Labs, Papio-Missouri River, NRD, Lower Platte South NRD, in cooperation with the Douglas County Health Department and Sarpy/Cass Health Department will offer a limited number of well water quality tests to


Update From The Field – Jim Fasching

Winter, Winters, Winter! Many of us have experienced a challenging winter. Travel difficulties, vortexes and a lot of snow have been topics of conversation at the conferences and trade shows. Dealers and consultants at the conferences are also referencing problems with taking soil samples last fall and are looking at spring soil sampling to bring


Update From The Field – Kayla Simms

Food Lab

__ FROM THE HOME FRONT As snow hits the ground and continues to fall, things are just heating up at Midwest Laboratories. In my role within Sales and Client Relations, it’s important to meet all of our clients to learn what’s changing in your industry. How can Midwest Laboratories help to drive smarter decisions for


Update from the Field – TaylorAnn Washburn

Snow season in Agriculture

Weather Woes Missouri and the southeast U.S. have seen their fair share too much precipitation since Christmas. Whether it’s ice, snow, or rain, Mother Nature has been relentless and made field work nearly impossible; the harvest is delayed in some areas, and many acres are still waiting to be sampled. Some areas have had short


Driving Smart Decisions – February 2019 Update

Research, Chromatography, Midwest Labs

A month in the books and we are closer to warmer temperatures as the past few weeks have been unusually cold. Getting Simple Our team is digging in and examining processes that touch our clients. We are looking at ways to improve how we receive samples, paperwork and the receipt of the samples. The objective


Update from the Field Joe Thelen

Timing is Everything! Fall weather made an impact on the soil samples coming to the lab. Extremely wet conditions delayed harvest, and then the ground froze keeping samplers out of the fields. Mother Nature continued to wreak havoc by adding snow and essentially halting sampling in many areas. Despite the weather challenges, samplers did their


Update from the Field Jim Grilliot

It is Tradeshow season for the agriculture industry, and we have eyes and ears in AZ. This week we caught up with Field Representative Jim Grilliot to hear how his time at the annual Kansas Association of Independent Crop Consultants meeting went this past week. “I was able to visit with numerous existing clients and also meet


Which lab is the best soil testing laboratory?

Soil, Soil Lab, Soils Laboratory

It is an interesting question. Obviously, there are a number of outstanding laboratories. However, the bigger question is the following: What should I be looking for when selecting a soil testing lab? Here are some key differentials to look for: Quality Soil Testing – What should I be looking for with respect to quality at


Food Safety Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year where the food comes in bulk, leftovers are plentiful, and friends and family gather to catch up on the year. At Midwest Laboratories we know how important Thanksgiving food is on Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving brings out the families special recipes and traditional dishes, and let us not forget the sheer quantity. We’d