Learn How Grain Quality Impacts Grain Safety

February 19, 2020

Working in or around a grain bin exposes farmers and workers to serious and life-threatening hazards, including entrapment and suffocation from engulfment. This video, funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation, illustrates the connection between grain quality and safety. Click here to watch.

Help Protect Youth From Grain-Related Accidents

February 18, 2020

Grain handling operations can be extremely hazardous to children and young workers. Learn how to keep them safe. Seconds to Tragedy – Help protect children and young workers from grain-related accidents Courtesy of the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, this article details the hazards grain handling operations pose to children and young workers, and recommendations to […]

Thirty Four Grain Rescue Tubes Awarded in 2019 – Learn How to Nominate Your Local Fire Department

February 17, 2020

2019 marks the sixth year of Nationwide’s annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest. More than 700 submissions were received this year, making the selection process no easy task. Nominations detailed how each local fire department could benefit their local farm communities by having a rescue tube and the grain entrapment training. Grain bins and the […]

Weekly Grain Movement – Soybeans top trade guesses

Ben Potter
February 04, 2020

USDA offered up a mostly positive batch of grain inspection data Monday morning, with soybeans showing the most upside after climbing 28% higher week-over-week and topping all trade estimates. Wheat also moved 83% higher last week, while corn faced a moderate decline. Soybean export inspections reached 49.8 million bushels, trending moderately higher from a week […]

Boost Your Cattle Respiratory Vaccine Program

Zack Dombek DVM Manager of Veterinary Services – Purina Animal Nutrition Center
January 31, 2020

Help calves weather respiratory and clostridial disease challenges with 4 cattle vaccine tips. Weaned calves encounter a new diet, new environment, new pen mates and weather fluctuations. And, they endure it all without a fully developed immune system. It’s no wonder calves are more susceptible to illness at weaning. But, preventative strategies, like proper cattle […]

Don’t Rely On The Way You’ve Always Done It

Jim Hedges VP of Seed Marketing, WinfieldUnited
January 31, 2020

“It’s the way we’ve always done it.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. As a farmer myself, I understand how difficult change can be. The agriculture industry is facing some big challenges right now and trying something new might seem risky. But these disruptive times demand that we change how […]

The Market Is Incentivizing Farmers to Plant Fewer Soybeans, Analysts Say – Soybean Prices Have Dropped 78 Cents in January

Ray Grabanski
January 31, 2020

Grain markets have had a tough time the past few weeks, with soybeans dropping nearly 80¢ recently after supposedly bullish news of the Chinese-U.S. trade phase one deal. That has dragged corn and wheat prices lower, although they have not performed as badly as the soybean market. For example, soybean prices since January 2 have dropped […]

Beware Getting Entrapped In Bins Last Fall’s Harvest May Have Set Up Threat Of Grain Bin Entrapment

Successful Farming
January 30, 2020

Due to the late 2019 harvest, many farmers stored grain at higher than recommended moisture levels this fall. That increases the risk of entrapment if they enter their bins to check out grain quality issues or fix plugged augers, says Gary Woodruff, a grain conditioning expert with GSI. Woodruff says grain stored above 15% moisture, […]

As Trump Takes Victory Lap, Canada Begins USMCA Approval

Chuck Abbott
January 30, 2020

President Trump led a 37-minute celebration of the new NAFTA on Wednesday, signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on the White House lawn during a ceremony packed with laudatory descriptions of the “very, very special” tri-national free trade agreement. Federal analysts say the USMCA, when fully implemented, will increase U.S. food and agricultural exports by 1.1%. […]

Beloit Family Cashes In on Hemp Farming

Hillary Gavan
January 29, 2020

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) – Growing hemp plants is more difficult than it looks. “They are definitely divas. They like to be pampered and cared for a lot,” said Rock Hemp Corp. President Adam Aberle. Adam Aberle, his wife Kristina and kids Kaylee, 12, Ava, 8, Addison, 6, and Andrew, 2, have grown their first fields […]

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