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.
Unless yields soar to never-before-seen highs, the United States this summer will certainly harvest the smallest corn crop in three years since the production volume may not be padded by a boost in plantings.
The U.S. financial sector recovering to end the week following an 800 point rout Wednesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average's worst performance of 2019. Analysts say negative interest rates may be on the horizon.