Growing Winter Wheat for Greater Yields

Growing Winter Wheat for Greater Yields

The winter season doesn’t just bring cold weather. Now is the time to check up on that winter wheat you planted. Winter wheat may not seem like a normal crop to some, but in fact it can greatly benefit a farm. Studies show that growing winter wheat typically...
Winter Cover Crops to the Rescue for Higher Yields

Winter Cover Crops to the Rescue for Higher Yields

Even though the fall harvest is in, winter season is still a critical one for your farm. For instance, you can repair grain facilities to better fit long-term storage needs. There’s also a second project just as important but often ignored – planting winter cover...
Winter Farm Planning Means Greater Profits Next Year

Winter Farm Planning Means Greater Profits Next Year

One of the funniest jokes we ever heard was intended to be serious. After the harvest one year, someone asked what we would do now that “the farming was done.” As most of us know, even when we’re not planting or harvesting, there’s still plenty for grain farmers to...
Grain Storage Prep: Are You Ready for Long-term Storage?

Grain Storage Prep: Are You Ready for Long-term Storage?

Grain storage prep is one of the most important things to do for your harvested crop, monitoring your stored grain’s temperature is the other. As harvest season wraps up, it’s time to store the grain you’ve collected. But with export markets currently unstable, this...
Wheat Falling Number: Can It Be Improved?

Wheat Falling Number: Can It Be Improved?

As we move through harvest season, one odd problem keeps popping up for American farmers. The issue doesn’t have anything to do with trade and it’s not caused by grain dust. In addition to other problems, low falling number prices have some farmers concerned. It seems...
Making Grain Bin Safety a Priority During Harvest Season

Making Grain Bin Safety a Priority During Harvest Season

Four fire departments received the call late at night. On Oct. 3 in Keithsburg, Illinois, a local farmer became trapped in the silo after monitoring his grain. Firefighters spent the next hour working to free him, but unfortunately, the man suffocated before rescue...