Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Monitor Grain

Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Monitor Grain

As we move through summer, it’s time to start thinking about grain storage. How big will this year’s crop be? Do we have enough space set aside? More than that, do we have the right tools to prevent rot and waste? That last question can be the most perplexing, as some...
5 Ways to Improve Grain Yield Next Year

5 Ways to Improve Grain Yield Next Year

No farmer is ever satisfied with their crop. When harvest time comes, you think about all the things that went wrong, or ideas you want to try next year. As we head towards autumn, it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2020 growing season and ways to improve...
How Cover Crops Can Help Recover Flooded Fields

How Cover Crops Can Help Recover Flooded Fields

For some farmers, cover crops are almost an afterthought, something to fill space in different seasons. But in many ways, planting the right cover is a critical part of the year. Get it right and you improve the yearly yield. Get it wrong and you’ll have an army of...
The Arduous Path to Recover Flooded Fields

The Arduous Path to Recover Flooded Fields

The water just wouldn’t go away. For weeks, the farm’s planting fields looked more like rivers than places to grow crops. Seeds got swept away, plants were damaged and in some cases uprooted. That’s been the story for grain farmers across the United States this year,...
Improve Grain Bin Safety with Remote Monitoring

Improve Grain Bin Safety with Remote Monitoring

Soybean numbers just keep growing. By the end of 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects the country’s soybean inventory to hit 910 million bushels, nearly double the amount available in 2018. That data highlights an already growing issue for farmers. A...
4 Reasons to Increase Your On-Farm Corn Storage

4 Reasons to Increase Your On-Farm Corn Storage

Where you store your grain can be as important as when you harvest it. Can on-farm corn storage help save money in the long-term? Or is it just too expensive compared to commercial options? The numbers don’t lie. Based on information from several studies, on-farm...