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Digital Sensor Technology for Grain Bins By: 08/08/2014 @ 11:44am

The first direct-to-digital temperature sensor with multiple connections on a single line was introduced by the Dallas Semiconductor Corporation (Maxim Integrated…

Moving 1 Million Bushels By: 03/10/2014 @ 11:59am

Craig Crone faced a challenge over a decade ago. His farm had undergone a growth spurt over the past 20 years (he began…

Keep stored grain at peak quality By: 11/06/2013 @ 10:38am

Roy Wendte was pleasantly surprised by the 220-bushel corn yields on his Altamont, Illinois, farm. His early soybeans…

PERC offers $5,000 incentives on new dryers By: 06/26/2013 @ 4:09pm

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is now encouraging producers to upgrade their grain dryers with a $5,000 incentive from the Propane Farm Incentive Program. Producers who purchase a…

Lean on layers to lay off drying cost By: 03/04/2013 @ 2:51pm

The growth in bin size may be to blame for suffocating grain. Take the 48-foot-diameter bin, for example. This common-size bin is nearly double the diameter of average bins erected a couple of decades ago…

An audit you'll like By: 02/04/2013 @ 9:48am

If you've wondered if swapping out that old dryer for a new energy-efficient unit would pay for itself, you can get paid to find out. The USDA, through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), offers…

Extra-cool corn this fall By: 09/24/2012 @ 9:38am

With a lot of corn being harvested and dried this year with high outside temperatures, corn bins are, in turn, at much higher temperatures than normal. And early harvest corn will require at least two…

Gear up your grain storage By: 08/28/2012 @ 12:56pm

Are your bins ready for this fall's crop? Check out these tips.

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