There is risk in anything one does. So, we can't say it will never happen, and we can't say it is going to happen every time....
For field corn we tend to fertilize for 180-220 bu corn, lots of N.
In a drought situation the corn doesn't grow well, doesn't set much of an ear. But, those feeder roots still gather all that N placed in the top few inches of ground.
With no or few kernals to feed, and not enough moisture in the plant to grow, the N gets stored in the stalk. Waiting for the good days when it can use it. In a drought, those good days never come.
So, now you have sweet corn. How heavily are you fertilizing it with N? Is it setting normal ears, using the N it gathers? If you sre watering it, it can grow mostly normally and continue using the n it gathers.
Are you feeding your cattle other stuff, and the corn is just a bonus, or is the corn the only thing they get? Nitrates tend to build up in cattle over a week, when most of their feed is a high-nitrate feed.... If they also get some dry hay, or other non-nitrate roughages it blends into a range of nitrates they can handle - after all they typically eat & process nitrates in most of their green feeds, it's just when the levels are too high it's a problem.
So - depending on your answers, perhaps you have a rather low chance of anything happening? But I won't be the person to say no you'll never have a problem ever - it just all depends on all the details. I'll guess you likely are in a pretty safe area tho?
But a good question, and something to think about.
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