Digi-Star to Introduce New Grain Tracker App

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Apps, Grain

Digi-Star will introduce the new Grain Tracker app at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show held February 11-14 in Louisville, Ky. The Grain Tracker app will give producers full functionality of the GT 460 grain cart scale system straight from their smart phone or tablet. By adding Digi-Star’s ERM-WIFI module to the GT 460, producers will be able to connect … Read More

EXCEL Dryers Ensure High Efficiency & Grain Quality

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Grain

Superior Manufacturing’s EXCEL mixed-flow under-fan grain dryers use approximately half the BTUs of conventional screen dryers and only 40 cfm per bushel compared to 100 cfm. They also combine gentle heat with longer retention times for a low stress process that keeps grain quality intact. EXCEL dryers provide highly efficient heating. The Schedule 80 internal vaporizer’s 2-inch line, the largest … Read More

Biotechnology a Focus at Export Exchange

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, biotechnology, Exports, Grain

Dr. Howard Minigh, president and chief executive officer of CropLife International, was one of the presenters at the 2014 Export Exchange in Seattle this week. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Speaking to nearly 500 attendees representing over 40 countries, Minigh talked about how biotechnology benefits farmers and consumers worldwide, and … Read More

Superior Manufacturing Upgrades Grain Bin Unloading System

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Grain

Superior Manufacturing has redesigned its grain bin unloading system to increase reliability, efficiency and ease of use. It maintains unload speeds up to 6,000 bushels per hour, among the fastest in the industry, and its galvanized finish ensures excellent durability and long life. The improved unloading system features a 9-inch, under-bin grain auger inside an 11-inch U-Trough. In a traditional … Read More

Wheat Growers Announces Site for Grain/Agronomy Facility

Jamie JohansenAg Group, agronomy, Grain, wheat

Wheat Growers will build a first-class grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy facility in Lyman County, starting yet this fall. Wheat Growers’ Board of Directors has chosen a site in Lyman County, South Dakota, for a shuttle loader grain handling facility and agronomy center. The site will be in Kennebec, South Dakota, and will be located along the soon-to-be rehabilitated line … Read More

NCGA Online Campaign Highlights Proper Grain Channeling

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Corn, Grain, NCGA

The National Corn Growers Association has launched an online campaign reminding growers of the importance of properly channeling grain this harvest. Through a series of online placements on AgWeb.com, email blasts and text message alerts, the association will focus farmer attention during this critical harvest period, running from mid-September through early November. “NCGA’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team always … Read More

State-of-the-art Grain Rail Terminal Open for 2014 Harvest

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Company Announcement, Grain

Landmark Services Cooperative announces the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new location. “The Fall River Rail Terminal is a game-changer is the industry,” says Bob Carlson, chief executive officer for Landmark Services Cooperative. “It is built to perform to be efficient and … Read More

Make Grain Bin Safety Your Top Priority

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Grain, NCGA, Safety, Video

As farmers across the country prepare to hit the fields in their combines, the National Corn Growers Association urges all growers to remember the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures this harvest. To help increase awareness of this important topic, NCGA offers a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures and reviewing helpful guidelines. First released in 2011 … Read More

“Gift of Grain” Now an Option for Farmers

John DavisGrain, Growmark

While cash might not always be plentiful in some parts of farming country, grain certainly can be. That’s why the American Red Cross has partnered with grain growers in Iowa who might not be able to give money but can certainly donate a portion of their harvest and cooperatives, such as GROWMARK, through the Gift of Grain program. The American … Read More

Ag Groups Urge EU to Approve Biotech Events

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Ag Group, ASTA, biotechnology, Grain, NCGA, Tractor

Nearly 20 agricultural organizations signed on to letters sent this week to the European Commission and the U.S. Trade Representative urging that the European Union (EU) take action in September on nine biotech events that have received positive safety reviews and are awaiting final import authorization. There are currently nine products, including four soybean products, which have already received positive … Read More