A new corn quality study shows 97% of the yellow corn sampled from the 1999 crop in Nebraska graded No. 1 or No. 2, while 100% of the white corn sampled graded No. 1.

The study was sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and conducted by Hastings Grain Inspection, Lincoln Inspection Service and the University of Nebraska.

Gerald Aschoff, Madison, chairman of the corn board's Market Development Committee, says 210 yellow and white corn samples selected randomly from 70 elevators across Nebraska were used for the study.

The corn also was tested for protein, oil, starch, stress cracks and aflatoxin. A key selling point for Nebraska corn is its low aflatoxin and this year's study once again confirmed that, according to Aschoff.

For the first time, the Nebraska Corn Quality Study includes an analysis of Nebraska food corn samples.

Aschoff says the corn board will distribute the 1999 Nebraska Corn Quality Study to potential corn buyers around the world. Call 800-632-6761 for a copy.

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