Vegetation ManagementAgriculture

Colorado Farmer “Airs” His Favor for New Windrower

The Background Located in western Colorado, Derek Frigetto operates a farm and two feedlots in Montrose and Olathe. In 2006 he got into custom haying, covering a nearly 40-mile radius, as nobody else offered the service in the valley. The custom work included baling corn stalks for other area farmers, who wanted the bales for […]
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Loftness® Introduces Side Discharge Windrower for Reliable, Efficient Corn Stover Baling

The new Side Discharge Windrower from Loftness uses one-of-a-kind technology to shred corn stover and place the windrow at the side of the machine. It helps customers maximize baling efficiency, while eliminating many of the reliability and maintenance issues of other windrower designs. Unlike any other crop shredder/windrower on the market, the Loftness Side Discharge […]
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Grain Bagging…Not Just for Corn

As Zane Erickson looks out over his soybean fields, waiting for the rain to let up so he can finish his harvest, he already knows that the beans will be going straight into bags this year. As are many farmers in the country, Erickson is feeling the pressure as weather continues to hinder his ability […]
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Finding Success With a Row Crop Fertilizer Spreader

Like many other farmers, Andrew Englin from Comfrey, Minnesota, recently made the decision to start spreading his own fertilizer. “We have spread our own fertilizer before,” he said, “but it’s been about 10 years.” To get back into fertilizer spreading, Englin purchased a Loftness® RC800 row crop spreader in the spring of 2016. With variable […]
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Minnesota Farmer Finds Success Bagging Soybeans

With harvest 2018 in full swing, many farmers are wondering what to do with their crops…especially soybeans. Record harvests and trade troubles have taken their toll on futures markets and basis. Some elevators have already stated that they will be turning away soybeans. This is leaving farmers scrambling to figure out where to store their […]
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13 Reasons to Bag Grain This Year

Over the years, grain bagging has transformed from a little-known concept to a well recognized practice in North America. Throughout this time, grain bags have also proven themselves to be more than just a temporary grain storage solution. Today, there are multiple reasons why producers choose to bag some or all of their grain. In […]
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South Dakota Department of Transportation Uses Grain Bags for Salt Storage

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is looking to agricultural grain bagging equipment to help with its salt storage needs. That’s because at the end of its budget cycle, SDDOT typically has the desire and the funds to rebuild its salt stockpiles, but not the storage capacity. Brad Norrid, Winner, South Dakota, Area Engineering […]
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Grain Bagging: A Flexible Storage Option for Bumper Crops

As producers look to harvest a potential bumper crop, many will likely find themselves out of bin space. Of course, it’s too late to build more permanent storage, and cash prices will not likely be at a level where most farmers are willing to sell. This leaves them with one more option that they may […]
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Thinking Outside the Bin

South Dakota co-op experiences success with grain bagging storage solution As farming operations grow larger, and yields continue their climb higher, many commercial grain facilities are faced with the challenge of handling higher volumes. In a lot of cases, the only solution is to pile grain on the ground, due to a lack of fixed […]
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