WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRAIN STORAGE AND GRAIN DRYING

By: Successful Farming Staff Grain storage is vital to the success of marketing and selling quality products. Over the past few years, low commodity prices have caused some farmers to store more grain than in years past. When you’re storing grain for longer periods of time, knowing proper storage options is key to keeping grain in ... Read More »

5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION WHILE WAITING TO ACCESS FLOODED FIELDS

By: Tharran Gaines Farmers are stuck in a precarious position ahead of planting this spring. It seems like a lot of advice lately is to “hurry up and wait.” Wait for waters to recede, wait to assess field conditions, wait for financial assistance. While patience is a virtue, how can you make the most of ... Read More »

FLOODED CORN MUST BE DESTROYED, NOT SOLD

By: Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa — “Chapters in books and entire books will be written about this (Midwest March flood) tragedy,” says Keith Glewen, an educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In Nebraska, the state’s governor has estimated the losses to the agricultural sector alone at $1 billion. The damage covers states such as Nebraska, ... Read More »

4 WAYS TO BRING FLOODED FIELDS BACK

By: University of Nebraska Nebraska producers have been here before. In 2011, the flooded Missouri River wreaked havoc on the farm fields in the Missouri River basin. John Wilson, Extension educator in Burt County, Nebraska, says there are lessons learned from that time that are applicable today. “From our experience in 2011, farmers found that they ... Read More »

Add small grains to your rotation

By: Sara Berges A Wisconsin farmer is improving soil health and fertility on cropland he farms across the state border near Waukon in northeast Iowa. He added winter wheat to his rotation, followed by a diverse cover crop. Adam Kramer, who owns and operates Black Sand Granary in Prairie du Chien, hopes to break up pest ... Read More »