Equipment http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 14, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week offer advice for watching your bottom line during this time of lower commodity prices. There are tips for winterizing your sprayer, as well as tips for successful weed control. Also read about the impact of low gas prices on the ethanol market. Finally, for some fun, enjoy the latest Peterson Farm Bros. parody, I'm so Farmer. Those fellas are so clever.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014#comments Crop Chemicals Equipment Issues Management Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:04:00 +0000 94491 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 3 tips for using grain storage bags this fall http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-using-grain-storage-bags-fall <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A projected record corn harvest, along with low prices, has many farmers considering storage for their corn and soybeans this fall. As grain bins fill up, a "bag silo" may be an option for over-winter storage.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-using-grain-storage-bags-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-using-grain-storage-bags-fall#comments Equipment Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:33:00 +0000 93991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Loading corn into an on-farm grain storage bag, or &quot;bag silo.&quot; <a href="http://www.loftness.com/grainlogix" target="_blank">Get more info on grain bags from Loftness.</a></p> Photo: Loftness Avoid farm accidents http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents#comments Corn Equipment Soybeans corn harvest soybean harvest Farm Equipment Management Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +0000 93931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for drying corn after harvest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-drying-corn-after-harvest <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Weather conditions this summer provided for excellent growing conditions for corn across much of the Corn Belt. However, a wetter, cooler September is slowing dry down in many areas. This will likely lead to more corn being dried after corn harvest, says Klein Ileleji, Purdue University.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-drying-corn-after-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-drying-corn-after-harvest#comments Corn Equipment corn harvest Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:44:00 +0000 93741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is it time to lock in propane prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/it-time-lock-propane-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I continue to field calls from farmers asking about locking in propane prices. I think this is​ a​ very smart play and something I have definitely been recommending for the past couple of weeks, at least on ​a ​significant portion of your fall and winter needs. Personally, I think securing 70% of your estimated needs makes a lot of sense at these levels. ​ I am NOT saying we don&#39;t have the propane to meet our needs here in the US, because we do.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/it-time-lock-propane-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/it-time-lock-propane-prices#comments Equipment Issues Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 92051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is on-farm grain storage part of your marketing plan? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-part-your-marketing-plan <div class="field-byline"> Source: GIS, AGCO </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“We’ve seen a trend toward more on-farm storage in recent years because producers understand they can put more money in their own pockets," says Adam Dryer, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing Inc. He explains that the economics of on-farm storage can work to farmers’ benefit in two ways.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-part-your-marketing-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-part-your-marketing-plan#comments Corn Equipment Marketing Bins Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:44:00 +0000 91401 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com $2,000 buys this corn farmer aerial scouting technology http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2000-buys-corn-farmer-aerial-scouting-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Crop consultant and farmer Marc Burggraff found an unmanned aerial vehicle that can fly GPS patterns with his son’s GoPro camera.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2000-buys-corn-farmer-aerial-scouting-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2000-buys-corn-farmer-aerial-scouting-technology#comments Equipment Bottom Line Thu, 22 May 2014 16:16:00 +0000 91101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Marc Burggraff, Flandreau, SD.</p> 3 Tips to help maintain your farm tires http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-help-maintain-your-farm-tires <div class="field-byline"> Source: Michelin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With spring planting in full swing, farmers are encouraged to properly maintain their ag tires to promote optimal equipment and crop performance in the field. James Crouch, farm segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, says having the right tire pressure and sufficient tread are the most important considerations. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-help-maintain-your-farm-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/3-tips-help-maintain-your-farm-tires#comments Equipment Farm Equipment Thu, 15 May 2014 18:28:00 +0000 90971 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read on April 29, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fine-tune sprayers, nitrogen management, on-farm experiments, weed resistance and #WeAreFarming </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Here are five agriculture stories you should check out today. From taking time to tune up equipment and refine weed and nitrogen management to yield gains from on-farm experiments, along with a fun farming parody on YouTube, these are articles you should read (or watch) while you're waiting to get in the field.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-29-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Equipment Fertilizer Soybeans Crops Nitrogen Weeds Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 90631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com No-till corn yield secrets http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets <div class="field-deck"> Great genetics, soil and fertility are important, but a fine-tuned planter is a must for record yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every winter, as he finalizes seed, fertility and pest management programs for the following spring, David Wolfskill takes to his shop to perform a task that’s equally critical for top corn yields. He strips his planter down to the frame and rebuilds it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/no-till-corn-yield-secrets#comments Corn Equipment Tillage corn production No Till Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:26:00 +0000 88521 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>David&nbsp;Wolfskill tears down and rebuilds his planter every winter to make sure it operates at its best. He&rsquo;s added spiked row cleaners and spiked closing wheels with square-link drag chains to boost its no-till performance.</p> Photo: Wolfskill family