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How to Keep Fungus away and Profits up This Season

How to Keep Fungus away and Profits up This Season

Fungus is a problem all grain farmers deal with a couple times a year. It can develop into mold, turn into bacteria and devastate your crop. The problem is that in some cases, you don’t know you have infected grain until after you store it. We have some options to...
2020 Grain Bin Deaths on the Rise

2020 Grain Bin Deaths on the Rise

Grain bin deaths are on the rise and it’s completely avoidable. In July, a 65-year-old Iowa farmer was in his grain bin, loosening stuck corn. It was something he had done dozens of times before without any problem. This time was different, however. The crust...
Grain Farmers Explore Options for Sales

Grain Farmers Explore Options for Sales

July brought good news for grain farmers. Thanks to a massive purchase by China, soybean futures climbed. We also saw markets open and a unique situation happen in the fields. Most of our farms got basically half of the rainfall we usually get by this time of year....
3 Proposed Changes to the 1916 Grain Standards Act

3 Proposed Changes to the 1916 Grain Standards Act

In a year that’s brought little stability for farmers, it helps to know some things never change. Every five years since 1916, Congress has reauthorized the Grain Standards Act with very few changes. It looks like that won’t change much in 2020. In June, the U.S....
Pandemic Affected Farmers Focus of New Farm Bureau Survey

Pandemic Affected Farmers Focus of New Farm Bureau Survey

Farmers outlined their concerns in a Farm Bureau survey about how the pandemic affected farmers across the country. Among top concerns was the difficulty they faced getting equipment during the shutdown. Another was disrupted processing and inspection schedules. They...