As we end what has been a tumultuous year in agriculture, four-dollar corn has become the new normal. Demand is what’s driving the global corn market.
Winter on the farm means focusing on business operations and servicing equipment. But why not make farm life more interesting with suet bird feeders?
Grain drying is one of the most energy-consuming and money-draining aspects of farming. There isn’t a quick fix, but there are energy-saving tips to lower costs.
Improved sustainability measures can provide economic benefits to farming professionals as they focus their efforts and resources more efficiently and effectively.
The invaluable insights from precision agri-tech allow farmers to increase their profit margins while lowering their production costs.
Will our current agriculture system sustain us without killing the planet? In short, no. We need to increase food production by half.
Across the Midwest, elevators have stopped taking grain that tests positive for mycotoxins. They won’t take the risk, even if you can’t see it.
Damaged corn stalks can’t pull in as much sunlight and result in smaller plants. In a year that’s already far from normal, the last thing you need is a fungus spreading through your crop.
Grain bin deaths are on the rise this year due to last year’s poor grain quality, much like 2009.
Grain farmers aren’t sure if selling crops locally is the best option, or if they should look overseas. Let’s take a look at both options.
The University of Minnesota has created a webinar series for agriculture professionals to help protect, fortify, and grow their operations.read more
Can we meet global food demand by preventing unnecessary postharvest grain loss?read more
From a farm management perspective, fall soil sampling is better. But from an accuracy standpoint, spring is better. What’s the secret to having it all?read more
Do you have enough grain storage this season? Try these solutions.read more
There is a call-to-action from consumers to industrialized agriculture. Either use sustainable practices or lose customers. Soy producers are no exception.read more
If precision farming based on data collection is the future, then rural areas need access to broadband internet, and they need it now.read more
Increase Yields while Decreasing Fertilizers, Pesticides, Fuel, and Water? Yes, with Precision Farming
Precision farming shows benefits to the farmer’s bottom line and the environment. If you aren’t on board yet, it’s time to join this win-win movement.read more
You probably aren’t short of things to do on the farm this winter, but, this to-do list will make your farm operation function with ease this year.read more
An unusually short deadline was given to register for either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).read more
The real separation between grain producers who are prospering and those who are just getting by may come down to farm operation management.read more
As we end what has been a tumultuous year in agriculture, four-dollar corn has become the new normal. Demand is what’s driving the global corn market.read more
Winter on the farm means focusing on business operations and servicing equipment. But why not make farm life more interesting with suet bird feeders?read more
Grain drying is one of the most energy-consuming and money-draining aspects of farming. There isn’t a quick fix, but there are energy-saving tips to lower costs.read more
Improved sustainability measures can provide economic benefits to farming professionals as they focus their efforts and resources more efficiently and effectively.read more
The invaluable insights from precision agri-tech allow farmers to increase their profit margins while lowering their production costs.read more
Will our current agriculture system sustain us without killing the planet? In short, no. We need to increase food production by half.read more
Across the Midwest, elevators have stopped taking grain that tests positive for mycotoxins. They won’t take the risk, even if you can’t see it.read more
Damaged corn stalks can’t pull in as much sunlight and result in smaller plants. In a year that’s already far from normal, the last thing you need is a fungus spreading through your crop.read more
Grain bin deaths are on the rise this year due to last year’s poor grain quality, much like 2009.read more
Grain farmers aren’t sure if selling crops locally is the best option, or if they should look overseas. Let’s take a look at both options.read more
Every five years since 1916, Congress has reauthorized the Grain Standards Act with very few changes. This year brings three new proposed changes.read more
Farm Bureau officials used data from a new survey to come up with a series of recommendations for pandemic affected farmers.read more
There are several pandemic assistance programs farmers can take advantage of due to the virus. The federal project offers direct relief to farmers.read more
‘Murder hornets’ target honeybees. If you’re a soybean farmer, their presence could spell bad news for this year’s crops.read more
Grain farmers are feeling the impact as the commodities export market dries up under the pressures of Coronavirus.read more
AccuWeather expects a massive year for corn production. They anticipate the 2016 record-setting number to be crushed by this year’s 15.486 billion bushels.read more
There’s a lot that goes into planting season preparation, but one major issue often gets put to the side.read more
How has your stored grain fared this winter? You had to control the crop’s temperature if you wanted it to stay in top harvested condition.read more
In the last decade, farms have experienced 8.4 grain dust explosions annually across the Midwest. In 2018, it rose to 12.read more
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for a winter crop is to leave it alone.read more
Studies show that growing winter wheat typically out-yields spring wheat by at least 20 percent.read more
Cover crops like hairy vetch can prevent erosion, improve your soil’s fertility, and create a better seedbed for spring planting.read more
Changes for the next growing season start with winter farm planning. From soil management and drainage to crop rotation and storage, let’s get planning.read more
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.read more
Falling number reflects the amount of the alpha amylase enzyme in grain, and can be improved. You can even help plants recover from starch damage.read more
More than a dozen people have died in silo-related accidents over the last three months alone. Let’s make grain bin safety a priority this harvest season.read more
Late planting put crops at risk of falling victim to frost. Should there be cause for concern? Forecasters say take precautions.read more
In 2019, farmers find themselves looking for options, as grain exports are down 22 percent.read more
Is monitoring grain temperature really necessary? There are three big reasons why it’s more important to monitor grain today than ever before.read more
As we head towards autumn, it’s not too early to start thinking about the 2020 growing season and ways to improve the grain yield.read more
Planting the right cover crops is critical to your farm strategy. Get it right and you’ll improve your annual yield. Get it wrong and you’ll face an army of weeds.read more
After the rain stops, the hard part begins. It’s time to check fields and determine what needs to be destroyed and what can be saved.read more
There are a few other factors to consider in on-farm storage besides preserving grain quality – your primary asset. There is also grain bin safety and its related costs.read more
From saving money to controlling grain condition, more farmers are finding a need to increase on-farm corn storage.read more
Farms across the country had to deal with a wet spring this year. Now planting challenges include how to protect seeds from fungus.read more
If you made a list of the biggest annoyances to farmers, insects would be near the top. They don’t have to be.read more
Times are challenging, and it’s more important than ever to keep energy costs and other farm expenses low, and protect your grain assets over the long-term.read more
Will farmers be able to stick to the regular planting schedule, or will winter floods delay spring planting?read more
When you’re going for 98% yield, when is the best time to plant your corn? There’s a narrow window for spring planting, depending on where you live.read more
Grain temperature monitoring has become the norm, rather than the exception, but why? New market circumstances and weather changes are driving new grain storage rules.read more
For those lucky ones who’ve installed grain temperature monitoring cables in your bins, you can monitor grain temperature at will. You can check anytime, anywhere to see if it’s healthy, or if it’s sickread more
Tri-States Grain Conditioning General Manager, Dan Winkowitsch, takes the mystery out of setting up your new GrainTRAC. Go from making frequent trips to your bins to quickly checking all of them remotely in a few easy steps.read more
Since the condition and quality of harvested grain varies annually, each year is different in managing your stored grain. There’s only one reliable way to know if stored grain is healthy – temperature.read more
Between carrying more grain into the new crop year and another year of record crop size, fall brings a predictable grain storage shortage…again.read more
Being proactive with your stored grain management strategy is a must for an unpredictable market. These 14 long-term grain storage tips will help you get the most out of your operation.read more
Are you looking to improve your dry-grain management for longer wheat storage times, and more market flexibility? Learn about proper aeration, good insect deterrence, and effective grain temperature monitoring.read more
New climate predictions may find you planning for a future with wetter harvests, and battling high humidity when storing grain.read more
Tri-States Grain Conditioning General Manager, Dan Winkowitsch, explains why grain shrink is a manageable problem.read more
Tri-States Grain Conditioning General Manager, Dan Winkowitsch, explains the basics of GrainTRAC remote grain monitoring. Learn how it works from grain bin to secure data transfer to remote access.read more
Tri-States Grain Conditioning General Manager, Dan Winkowitsch, examines the tale of the grain bin moisture cable.read more
Tri-States Grain Conditioning General Manager, Dan Winkowitsch, answers the often asked question, “Why monitor grain temperature?”read more
From copper wire to farm machinery to stored grain theft, farm security is increasingly under siege. Keep thieves away with the silent watchdog 24/7.read more
Rather than letting an old tower silo sit unused, it’s possible to repurpose it to store grain – at least temporarily.read more
Total grain engulfment takes a mere 20 seconds. Almost no one survives engulfment. Still, across the United States, grain entrapment is on the rise when other farm accidents are not. Why?read more
When you don’t have the budget for the most advanced farming technologies, you have to get creative. Setting your farm on the path to Smart Farming without breaking the bank starts with portable grain monitoring devices.read more
No matter how you personally feel about the technology invasion, it’s here to stay. It’s time to adapt, learn, and grow alongside it for your farm’s operation to thrive in the future. Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) can help you farm smarter.read more
Grain management best practices mean you’re always looking for grain temperature trends to see if your grain is healthy or unhealthy. The beauty of GrainTrac remote grain monitoring is that you can get that crucial data at prescribed times or on-demand from anywhere you have Internet access.read more
Grain storage insect control in a nutshell: prepare the bin, prepare the grain, create an unfavorable environment for insects, and monitor your grain’s temperature.read more
When it comes to grain moisture content, many farmers feel the pinch of the Goldilocks effect. Too wet and too dry are both problematic.read more
Whether you’re a small farm operation or a commercial grain storage facility, grain temperature cables are the most reliable way to protect your grain investments.read more
Agricultural technology helps you make data-driven decisions that take the money-wasting guesswork out of farm management.read more