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The Effects of Moisture Content on Cornmeal

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Cornmeal is made by crushing dry corn kernels and is a popular food product due to its relatively long shelf life. It is a widely-used staple food throughout the world, and those with gluten intolerances find it a useful alternative to wheat flour, especially when finely ground into corn flour. 

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Sesame Crops: The Difference Moisture Can Make

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Sesame is very likely one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world. For thousands of years, it has been grown for use in oil and other applications, such as sesame meal and sesame flour. Records of sesame crops date back as far as 1600 B.C. in the Tigris and Euphrates valley regions. In some cases, it is even used in all-natural beauty products because of its antioxidant properties.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Producing Food-Grade Oats

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Oats are a dietary staple in many areas of the world. We consume them in foods like oatmeal and oat flour, and even in baked goods such as cookies, granola bars, and bread. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter, Composition Analyzer

How Rice Is Grown in the United States

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Jul 7, 2021

While it may not be the first or even the second crop that most Americans think of when they think of farms across the United States, rice farmers across the country sustainably grow 20 billion pounds of rice each year in some states, including:

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Topics: Composition Analyzer, Riceter

Shell and All: Measuring Peanuts’ Moisture Levels

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Peanuts are a popular food across the country. Used in a variety of recipes and the primary ingredient in peanut butter, the United States produced around 6.13 billion pounds of peanuts in 2020 alone. Many of these peanuts went into the processing of peanut butter. Peanuts are versatile. They go into sandwiches, entrees, and even baked goods. It’s estimated that around 300 million Americans eat peanut butter, while only about 32 million do not. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

The Importance of Precise Wheat Moisture Content

Posted by Kett Marketing on Wed, Jun 2, 2021

For quite some time, wheat farmers would take their freshly harvested crops to market instead of drying and storing them. This is largely because it takes quite a bit of time to properly dry and manage wheat for long-term storage, and if there’s one thing that farmers have in short supply, it’s time.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Predicting Corn Maturity with Moisture Levels

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, May 20, 2021

In 2019 and 2020, the United States was, by far, the largest producer of corn across the globe, reaching an astonishing 345 million metric tons of corn in one year alone, or over one-third of the whole global corn production.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

How Moisture Impacts Barley

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, May 11, 2021

Have you heard about the acronym FAT TOM? It’s shorthand for those in the food production and food-grade crop industries and refers to the factors and conditions that allow bacteria and other contaminants to grow, which can lead to food spoilage.

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Managing Soybean Harvest Timing

Posted by Kett Marketing on Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Soybean crops typically begin to reach their full maturity in late September as the seasons start to change. When the days get shorter and temperatures start to cool, leaves on soybean plants slowly turn yellow. By mid-October and November, these leaves turn brown and fall off, leaving the mature soybean pods behind, ready for harvest. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

Harvesting Corn Based on Moisture Levels: What You Should Know

Posted by Kett Marketing on Tue, Mar 2, 2021

While most growers understand that in an ideal world, corn crops would all be harvested when they reach the standard moisture level of 15.5 percent, these same growers would be quick to tell you that when it comes to farming, there is no “ideal world,” and that each growing season brings it's own unique set of challenges. 

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Topics: Moisture Meter

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