Feb 8, 2022

Critical Components for Onboarding New Employees

How to set your new employees up for success starting on day one

Feb 8, 2022

Industry Associations Needed Now More Than Ever

Relationships built through in-person interaction cannot be replicated in a virtual environment

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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

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Apr 8, 2020

The Latest Updates on Agriculture Transportation

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

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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

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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

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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

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

C-LEVER EVA HE Controller

  • For bulk solids, accuracy is not impacted by different material densities, irregular material flows or extreme friction
  • All connections available (Ethernet, Profibus, CANbus, etc.) as standard equipment to easily connect/coordinate with existing systems

SORTEX H SpectraVision

  • Real-time tracking of sorting performance and emergency warnings with SORTEX Monitoring System
  • Newly designed in-house full-color cameras provide best color differentiation for subtlest of color defects

Feed Ordering Hub

  • Cloud-based hub designed to increase feed ordering and scheduling automation
  • Allows feed mills to make data-driven decisions and allocate resources better

24" Scalperators

  • Provides high capacity method for removing roughage, light fines and chaff in a single pass
  • Large material scalping and air density separation in one pass

Aqua MicroFeed System

  • Enables users to produce microfeed at 40% increased capacity
  • Optimized die can withstand higher pressure caused by smaller holes due to stronger construction, larger diameter and bigger open surface, and smart die base to create equal distribution of feed toward larger die

Metris Vibe

  • Wireless vibration and temperature sensor can monitor health status of mechanical equipment regardless of original manufacturer
  • Offers increased uptime, reduced maintenance, higher production reliability and improved safety

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Marketwatch: Jun, 25

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high: 7.6444
low: 7.4346
close: 7.542

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US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

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