Nov 1, 2021

The Art of Planning Commercial Grain Facilities

Location, equipment selection and supplier contracts all play critical roles

Aug 18, 2020

Reasons for Ventilating Elevator Buckets

Punching ventilation holes in the bottom of elevator buckets makes the filling and discharge of materials more efficient

Jun 5, 2020

Keeping Your Bagging Scale Operating at Peak Performance

Your bagging scale is your company’s profit center -- keep it running smoothly to increase your bottom line

May 12, 2020

Tech Tools Help Connect You to Customers

Two new products work to bring grain operations and growers together digitally

Photo Provided by Bushel

Apr 8, 2020

The Latest Updates on Agriculture Transportation

Synopsis of USDA's ag session from the 2020 Transportation Research Forum

Photo: CN, Manchac, Louisiana

Apr 7, 2020

Dairy Farm Consults with Feed Co-op on Expansion

When looking to expand, Van Der Geest Dairy used United Cooperative's knowledge to select a builder

Photo: AGRA Industries

Mar 16, 2020

How to Store Grain with Low VOCs

Fumigant monitoring with multipoint thermal mass flow meters provides document adherence to environmental regulations

Mar 3, 2020

Protect Workers from Wet Grain Engulfment Hazards

Moisture content causes grain to bridge or clump together

Feb 19, 2020

Spreader Helps Commercial Operations Protect Grain Quality

Following a late, wet 2019 harvest, many commercial operations are experiencing grain storage issues

Feb 12, 2020

Difficult Harvest Creates Grain Storage Hazards

High-moisture grain storage leads to bin unloading problems

File Photo

Jan 20, 2020

NDSU Extension Explains Natural-Air Drying Concepts, Busts Myths

NDSU Extension’s grain drying expert offers advice on drying crops

Oct 22, 2019

3D Level Sensors Can Address Grain Storage Challenges

3D scanners keep pushing the boundaries -- here are some of the latest innovations

Oct 14, 2019

How to Choose the Right Equipment to Prevent Entrapments & Explosions

The right vibratory and dust collection units will reduce risk

Sep 17, 2019

Save Money with Proactive Preventive Maintenance Programs

Unplanned downtime costs time and money – here’s how to alleviate that problem

Sep 10, 2019

High Speed Train Loadout Possible with Automation

Automation system delivers efficiency for rail terminal in Kansas’ biggest wheat producing county

Aug 28, 2019

Creative Approach Keeps Commerce Flowing

Operational changes keep Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam open for 17 days longer than typical during high water events

Aug 20, 2019

How to Install a Bucket

Properly installed buckets will save you time and money

Jul 15, 2019

The Benefits of Fluidized Bed Mixing

Process reduces product degradation, particularly with fragile materials

Jun 18, 2019

How to Improve Bagging Automation Throughput

Water content in the compressed air supply can negatively impact the function of your bagging equipment, machine rate, repetition, and accuracy

Dec 15, 2018

Enhancing Soybean Storage Starts With Harvest Moisture

Moisture content of about 13% at harvest is optimal for mitigating mechanical damage

Nov 15, 2018

Simplify Moisture Measurement

Instantaneous handheld analyzers that can be operated by virtually anyone deliver lab-quality moisture readings

Nov 13, 2018

Cold Weather Safety Tips

NGFA offers some advice for keeping your workers safe as the cold weather moves in

Aug 31, 2018

Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage Methods

Storage options must keep grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control temperature

Jul 9, 2018

Agricultural Bioengineering: The Shifting Landscape

Advances in gene editing are quickly transforming agribusiness. What are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s on the horizon?

Feb 2, 2018

Pelleting from an OEM Viewpoint

What manufacturers say about yielding the highest performance from your equipment

Aug 11, 2015

Weekly Outlook: A Review of USDA Crop Yield Forecasting Methodology

Even though a description of the NASS crop production forecast methodology is widely available, there always seems to be some misconceptions about how NASS makes corn and soybean yield forecasts. A brief overview of that methodology is repeated here. While this summary does not do full justice to the very comprehensive forecasting methodology, it is presented to assist in placing the upcoming yield forecasts in the proper perspective.

Jul 15, 2015

Turnkey plants for ear corn drying and processing

Handling, drying and processing of ear corn requires in-depth knowledge to avoid damage of the seeds and to preserve the germination ability.

Jan 14, 2015

USGC Corn Harvest Quality Report Highlights High-Quality, Record Crop

Most samples would grade No. 1 based on the four grading factors

Dec 17, 2014

End of Shuttle Loading Boom in Sight?

Shuttle loader capacity nears saturation in the West, while China’s growth plays a role in future demand.

Nov 24, 2014

Beyond OSHA Combustible Dust Compliance

Feed mill employs portable combustible dust central vacuum to remove fugitive grain dust and eliminates the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning.

Star Milling uses a VAC-U-MAX breakaway central vacuum system, that meets OSHA's requirements for a combustible dust vacuum, to keep its facility clean and compliant. Photo by Air Cleaning Technology

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Bovizyme™ GA Enzyme

  • Enzyme solution that improves starch digestion efficiency for non-steam flaker feed yards
  • Improved feed efficiency through increased bodyweight gain and lower feed intake

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

  • For mixing applications requiring efficient powder dispersion and critical homogenization of medium to high viscosity slurries, pastes, gels, creams and suspensions
  • High-shear mixer with solids/liquid injection manifold (SLIM) technology rotor/stator

GUC-F Controller

  • Multichannel feeding and dosing controller
  • Control solution for feeding and weighing applications in powder handling applications
  • Flexible and modular design with analog and digital load cells

ProFlo

  • Offers accurate and reliable continuous mass flow measurement of bulk solids with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% full scale
  • Measures mass of flowable solids with densities of 10 to 100 pounds/cubic foot and flow rates from 700 to 7,000 cubic feet/hour

Hydro-View

  • 10.1” touchscreen
  • Easy to install in new or existing systems

Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

  • Construction of a whole grain silo expansion (76’ diameter x 145’ tall) to hold 500,000 bushels
  • Expansion also includes a 12’x17’x22’ deep boot pit extension at the end of the existing receiving tunnel

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Marketwatch: Jan, 21

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