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Make Spraying a Specialty

🕔16:28, 1.May 2018

The act of spraying in its most basic terms involves using chemicals to rid your fields of pests.  But in this day and age when issues of cost control and potential damage from drift loom large, it’s important to make spraying a

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Take the Cold Quiz

🕔12:25, 8.Jan 2018

To those of us living in the Midwest, it’s business as usual.  But to many others across the U.S., the recent cold temps seem to be a harsh reminder of Mother Nature’s show of strength and dominance over the human race. 

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Winter Technology Tips

🕔08:44, 8.Jan 2018

Every farmer knows the importance of winterizing your equipment, and  AGCO has introduced an acronym – FARMS – to help you remember the basic steps: F: Fill Tanks A: Adequately Lubricate R: Repair Damage M: Maintain and Clean S: Store

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What’s Up With Apps?

🕔11:20, 19.Sep 2017

Farms.com appears to be a great resource for all sorts of news and information including the latest apps that will help you with your farming operations.  You can even sign up for weekly email updates for new apps that they’ve added.

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7 Top Picks for Holiday Gifts Updated

🕔12:28, 17.Nov 2014

It’s that time of year again – when thoughts of gift buying consume our lives.  If you have someone in your life who’s a challenge to buy for, here are some ideas that I thought were pretty interesting.  This list

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Keep Your Motor Runnin’

🕔09:57, 14.Oct 2014

During harvest and throughout the year, there are many engines on the farm that work hard, and as long as they’re getting the job done, these motors are probably taken for granted much of the time.  After all, there are

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Confined Spaces: Little Room for Error Updated

🕔11:53, 24.Sep 2014

As you immerse yourselves in harvest this year, remember to consider the risks involved when dealing with confined spaces.  Gregory N. Dale advises employers to instruct their employees on first assessing temperature, atmosphere and operator’s skill set; and he states that

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5 Tips for Keeping Livestock Cool Updated

🕔13:56, 9.Aug 2014

I recently traveled to South Dakota on my motorcycle and saw many herds of cattle huddled together in the corner of a pasture.  The sun was beating down on them, and I saw no means for relief from the August

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Cool Temps and Frost Can Affect Your Corn Updated

🕔14:26, 8.May 2014

Some of you may have your corn planted already, which eases your anxiety…or does it?  The strain of cold temperatures can have a negative effect on the growth of seedlings, and it  also makes them more vulnerable to invasion by

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