Farmers who faced cool, damp weather late in the growing season this year are seeing vomitoxin levels at economic thresholds and at the point at which commercial elevators won’t be able to accept the grain. That can limit farmers’ ability to sell grain and move it from on-farm storage into the marketplace. Elevators can reject corn loads if they test at 5 parts per million of vomitoxin at delivery, and in some parts of Ohio, for example, that equates to about 10% of corn loads right now. Whether infected grain is accepted at the terminal depends largely on its end use; ethanol plants typically have tighter standards for vomitoxin since they market coproducts after the refining process. There are crop insurance options, offering protection on the bushels in storage for a period of time while the grower tries to market the grain. See what you need to know if you’re facing vomitoxin.