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  • Stored Grain Poses Danger

    Remember these safety reminders when working around full bins If you have any grain left from last fall’s harvest and plan to clean out your bins once you finish planting, remember not to enter a bin when unloading or breaking up a mass of grain. Anyone working around grain bins needs to be aware of the dangers of stored grain, warns Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • USDA Moves Forward with Flawed GIPSA Rules

    In a letter to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association ...

  • BroomEx push broom goes against the grain

    BroomEx Push Broom are different from other push brooms. Designed with patented side retainers to hold bulk volumes of material in front of the brush, the C-Broom avoids spillage at the sides. In itself that represents a major time-saving which, coupled with the ease and speed of mounting the brush to a telehandler, skidsteer, fork lift or category II three-point hitch, makes the C-Broom the ...


    By Wessex International

  • Perten presents Near-infrared Grain Analyzer for Farm Use

    Near-infrared (NIR) grain testing has been a fixture at large elevators and grain processors for years. An on farm grain analyzer has been desirable for some time. The demands on such an instrument are high, however, and must balance many requirements. It must be rugged and robust. It must be portable to tote around the field. It must be simple to operate, but sophisticated enough to provide ...

  • OSU Agriculture Safety and Health Professionals Offer Grain Handling Safety Tips

    With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement or engulfment can happen in a fraction of a second, said Kent ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Rising Meat Consumption Takes Big Bite out of Grain Harvest

    http://www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights22 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Global grain production at record high despite extreme climatic events

    Global grain production is expected to reach a record high of 2.4 billion tons in 2012, an increase of 1 percent from 2011 levels, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project (www.worldwatch.org) for the Institute’s Vital Signs Online service. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 51-year-old worker fatally engulfed in Lake Preston, South Dakota, grain elevator

    A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. On March 15, 2014, the incident occurred when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Lake Preston-company for one willful, two repeat ...

  • Edinburg, Texas, corn mill cited by US Department of Labor`s OSHA after a worker was engulfed and fatally asphyxiated in a grain bin silo

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Azteca Milling LP in Edinburg for seven serious safety violations following a February incident when a worker inside a grain silo, attempting to move clumped corn byproducts, was engulfed, asphyxiated and then died. "The tragedy was preventable. The employer should have known that entering grain bins is ...

  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Understanding land use change and US ethanol expansion

    Understanding changes in land use—such as deforestation, urbanization and agriculture expansion—is important if society is to properly address the challenges of climate change, utilization of natural resources, and energy production and consumption. However, the intensifying debate over potential indirect land use changes resulting from biofuels expansion is nebulous at best. At worst, it is ...

  • Kinze Recommends 10 Tips for Spring Planter Preparation

    Kinze Manufacturing is celebrating 50 years in business this year, with thousands of planters and grain carts running strong on farms around the world. Many of Kinze’s employees are farmers themselves and know that spending a little time on machinery maintenance during the off-season can help ensure planters are running at their best when the planting window finally arrives. With that in ...


    By KINZE Manufacturing Inc

  • 10 Things to know about food on World Food Day

    October 16 is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. Here ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    By Lester R. Brown India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Cow-calf Producers: Pay Attention to Livestock Nutrition Needs, Especially After Calving

    As livestock producers move from winter feed to spring grazing, they should pay extra attention to spring-calving beef cows to make sure their nutritional needs are met, says a beef cattle expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. That could mean leading the animals away from early green grass this spring, said John Grimes, beef ...


    By Ohio State University

  • New Holland Wins Gerdau's Best of the Land Award

    The CR9060 Takes the Silver Trophy in the Novelty Category, Maintaining the Brand's Winning Tradition With This "Gaucho" AwardSAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- The CR9060 combine manufactured by New Holland Brazil was awarded Gerdau's Best of the Land Award Silver Trophy in the Novelty category for 2010. This prize makes New Holland the most awarded brand in this competition, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Fall Harvest Requires Increased Focus on Safety

    Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Knowing some simple safety precautions to take during harvesting is critical for farmers to reduce the potential for injuries, said Andy Bauer, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Charm Sciences Announces Six WET® (Water Extraction Technology) Mycotoxin Tests

    A breakthrough Charm® technology, WET, has been expanded to include the following ROSA mycotoxin tests: aflatoxin (USDA GIPSA approved), vomitoxin (DON or deoxynivalenol), fumonisin, zearalenone, ochratoxin, and T-2/HT-2 toxin. For the first time, mycotoxins in grain and feed ...


    By PRWeb

  • NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with the final bill. I know that the farm bill is a long, laborious task and appreciate ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Farm Bureau Member Testifies on Water Rule at Pa. Hearing

    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau voiced its opposition to a recently proposed rule jointly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers that attempts to expand federal regulation of land areas as “waters of the U.S.,” during a field hearing today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Speaking on behalf of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, ...

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