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...
Will US Farmers See a Frost-Free Harvest Season?

Will US Farmers See a Frost-Free Harvest Season?

Late planting doesn’t bode well for a frost-free harvest. It’s been a bizarre year for grain farmers. Early season rains led to flooded fields, forcing crops to be planted later than normal. We’re also seeing reports that both the grain and corn yield in...
Trouble for Grain Exports: Who Will Buy Our Soybeans?

Trouble for Grain Exports: Who Will Buy Our Soybeans?

Who will buy our soybeans? Normally, US farmers don’t have to search hard to find the answer to that question. Over the last decade, multiple international buyers came forward, with more than 50.1 million metric tons shipped out to 10 countries in 2018 alone. But in...
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...