News/Press Releases

2020

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Covid-19 Business Update

Monday, Mar. 23 2020 | 05:16 PM EDT

This is an unprecedented time as people from around the world work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. AGCO’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our employees and partners. It is also essential to continue to support our customers.

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2018

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GSI Partners with 151 Research to Revolutionize Grain Quality Monitoring and Management

Wednesday, Dec. 12 2018 | 05:16 PM EST

GSI and 151 Research announced an exclusive technology partnership to improve grain quality by changing the way grain is monitored and managed.

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GSI Wins Three Industry Awards

Monday, Dec. 03 2018 | 05:16 PM EST

GSI has received three prestigious industry awards for innovative new grain system products and technologies designed to improve efficiency and safety.

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Benjamin Curtin Named 2018 Star in Agribusiness

Thursday, Oct. 25 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

For Ben Curtin of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in Illinois, a crossroads of art and agriculture exists in his metalworking business. He started his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) and business Curtin’s Creations during his sophomore year of high school after some encouragement from his ag teacher.

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Why Previous Grain Storage Practices Don't Work Now

Wednesday, Oct. 24 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Grain management principles haven’t changed — but weather and market conditions have.

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Decades Later, They’re Still ‘Stars’

Friday, Oct. 19 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

A farm couple, the Skrochs, were featured in a 1986 story in The Farmer for their business acumen. Today, their light shines bright for their family and the next generation.

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8 Tips for Long-Term Grain Storage

Sunday, Oct. 14 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

To most effectively market your grain, you may need to store it into summer and possibly into the next year. To do so, you’re going to need to store it properly. If you don’t and it goes out of condition, you may have to market corn before you’re ready, warns Gary Woodruff, GSI.

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6 Steps for Protecting Stored Grain Quality

Tuesday, Oct. 09 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Follow these tips to protect grain you put in the bin this harvest season.

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Corn may run out of storage life due to warm temps

Tuesday, Oct. 09 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Be sure you put corn in the bin at a low enough moisture to store it as long as you need to.

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Harvest issues could threaten record corn yield

Tuesday, Oct. 09 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Huge amounts of volunteer corn sprouting in harvested fields are an indication of harvest losses.

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Grain Storage Savvy

Wednesday, Sep. 19 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Like the lettuce in your fridge, stored grain has a shelf life. Protect it long-term with these tips.

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Money to be Made Holding rain

Friday, Aug. 17 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

On-farm grain storage can improve harvest efficiency but also aids marketing.

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GSI InterSystems Fertilizer Blending “Mixed Reality” Experience at 2018 MAGIE Show (AGCO Lot #806)

Wednesday, Aug. 15 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Attendees at the 2018 Midwest Ag Industries Exposition (MAGIE) show Aug. 22-23 at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Illinois, can experience a unique, holographic demonstration of GSI InterSystems’ advanced fertilizer blending tower.

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Cream of the Corn Crop

Tuesday, Aug. 07 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Grain system expansion supports earlier, more efficient harvest

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Making a Case for On-Farm Storage

Tuesday, Jul. 17 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

One Alberta farmer sees a return on grain dryer investment

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New tech puts farmer ‘inside’ future storage system

Thursday, Jun. 21 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

GSI is pioneering mixed-media tech that offers a precision view of grain handling setups.

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4 key equipment areas to check around grain bins before fall

Wednesday, Jun. 20 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

A grain bin often only has its mechanical components run for a few hours or days each year, and it sits with little use the rest of the year. The only exception would be grain aeration equipment.

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7 steps to get ready to refill bins

Monday, Jun. 18 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

A clean, well-maintained grain bin is critical for safe grain storage. A problem in a bin last year can become a problem this year if proper steps aren’t taken to prevent it.

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New Fertilizer Plow Conveyor Delivers High Capacity, Lower Costs

Friday, Jun. 01 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

GSI’s InterSystems brand has introduced a new fertilizer plow conveyor that provides a highly efficient alternative to traditional conveyor systems for sorting incoming product at fertilizer handling facilities.

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Five Tips to Maximize Value of Stored Grain

Thursday, May. 24 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

Pay attention to the investment you still have in the bin, and keep it in good condition.

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Neglecting Grain Quality in Storage is Money Lost

Wednesday, Apr. 18 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

It’s only natural to think more about the corn that is about to be planted than what is in your grain bin, but both need attention.

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5 Pre-Season Maintenance Tips For Grain Storage Systems

Wednesday, Apr. 11 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

For farmers who didn’t perform basic maintenance of their grain storage system following the 2017 harvest, it’s better to tackle that work now rather than trying to fit it in later this season, says Gary Woodruff, conditioning applications manager for GSI.

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Virginia Farmer Upgrades to Quiet Dryer

Tuesday, Apr. 03 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

With the start of a new growing season soon, Virginia farmer Keith Harris knows there is at least one challenge he won’t have to worry about for 2018: the loud, whining noise of his grain dryer running around the clock during harvest season. Harris decided he needed a new dryer in 2017 to meet increased capacity needs.

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BinRite Grain Identification System Prevents Mixing Different Grains

Wednesday, Mar. 21 2018 | 11:00 AM EDT

GSI is introducing first-of-its-kind technology to help prevent one of the most common challenges facing commercial grain operations – the accidental mixing of different types of grain and oilseeds which can result in costly operational, logistical and product quality issues.

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2017

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International Trade Mission Visits GSI to See Latest Grain Storage Technologies

Wednesday, Sep. 27 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

More than 20 international visitors recently toured GSI’s grain bin manufacturing facility in Assumption, Illinois, as part of an annual grain trade mission hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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Should you invest in aeration controllers this year?

Sunday, Aug. 06 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

Harvest 2017: Here’s what you need to know about storing grain properly.

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Seven preseason checks for grain handling system

Friday, Aug. 04 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

Harvest 2017: Follow these steps to make sure your grain center is ready to operate efficiently.

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Agricultural Energy Efficiency Tour: Grain Dryer System on Michigan Farm

Tuesday, Aug. 01 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

Drying corn and soybeans is an energy intensive process and can be a significant expense for a row crop farm. One energy reduction option is to replace older grain drying units with new grain drying equipment. Grand Valley Farm in Rives Junction, Michigan has done just that by installing a new GSI grain dryer that is quiet and energy efficient in its operation. It is one of four energy reduction practices that will be showcased in an energy efficiency tour of the farm on Thursday, Aug. 17.

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A Win-Win for Fertilizer Processing

Wednesday, Jul. 26 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

Large corn and soybean harvests in North America have been fuelling farmer demand for larger equipment and expanded grain handling systems. Concurrent with this trend has been the development and adoption of new high-speed, high-capacity fertilizer handling equipment by agricultural retail and commercial grain operations to better meet the needs of their customers.

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Seeking Quiet from a Grain Dryer

Monday, Mar. 13 2017 | 11:00 AM EDT

Portable driers can get pretty loud, so GSI turned to different tech to solve the problem.

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2016

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Rethinking the Grain Dryer Heat Reclaimer

Friday, Oct. 14 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

GSI tackles heat reuse issue with new approach, cuts energy costs up to 30% when temps are coldest.

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GSI Bin Sweep Adds Durability To Keep Grain Flowing

Wednesday, Oct. 05 2016 | 11:15 AM EDT

The DGD power sweep is available for GSI’s 15 and 48-foot bins, with 8-inch augers; and in 24 and 72-foot bins with 10-inch augers. The new bin sweep will be available in January 2017.

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Grain dryer upgrade gets family ready for corn harvest

Friday, Aug. 19 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

A grain dryer and grain handling upgrade made a big difference in how smoothly corn harvest goes for Todd, Wade and Wayne Heinrich.

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Northeast Nebraska farmers benefit from expanded grain storage

Wednesday, Aug. 17 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT

Building a new grain storage facility for added capacity in one location helps keep up with the combine and gives quick access to grain to hit local markets easier.

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Six grain conditioning tips

Tuesday, Jun. 28 2016 | 01:00 PM EDT

A common misperception is that grain can be held above 15% moisture without risking quality or loss of net income.

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2015

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Grain Bin Availability

Wednesday, Aug. 19 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

Bryan Halverson from C-S Agrow Service in Calumet, Iowa discusses the availability of grain bins. There could be a shortage of on-farm storage with many farmers holding onto last years crop, and with what is predicted to be a large 2015 harvest.

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Bins can pay during high yield, low price year

Thursday, Aug. 13 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

The Rinderer family is preparing for harvest by getting grain bins ready for what is expected to be an average corn crop this year. Brian Rinderer, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat with his two brothers and father on more than 15,000 acres in Central and Southern Illinois, estimates they have more than 90 grain bins. It seems like a lot when it’s time to clean them out, he joked. Owning bins usually pays off most in years with high yields and lower prices.

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GSI Donates New Grain Storage System For Iowa State University Northwest Research Farm

Tuesday, Jun. 23 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University’s Northwest Research Farm now has its first grain storage system, thanks to GSI, which donated a 10,500 bushel grain bin, and its local dealer, C-S Agrow Service, of Calumet, Iowa, which donated the labor to install it.

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Anticipate Growth When Planning An On-Farm Grain Storage System

Wednesday, Apr. 22 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

When planning an on-farm grain storage system, one of the most important steps is taking into account future expansion needs.

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Grain Bin Safety Week Res-Q Tube Training

Friday, Feb. 27 2015 | 11:00 AM EST

GSI hosted over 50 people at our Grain Bin Safety Week Res-Q-Tube training session on February 26, in Assumption, IL. Included in that group were area fire fighters, GSI Dealers, GSI employees, grain elevator operators, representatives from Nationwide Insurance and local ag media.

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GSI’s InterSystems Brand Expands into Dry Crop Nutrients Material Handling Market

Sunday, Feb. 22 2015 | 11:00 AM EST

Providing complete equipment packages for fertilizer terminals and agricultural co-ops

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New GSI Grain Storage Calculator Demonstrates Higher Profit Opportunity with On-Farm Grain Storage

Wednesday, Feb. 11 2015 | 11:00 AM EST

Farmers can earn significantly more by storing their grain on-farm and marketing it at a future date

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2014

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GSI Introduces Two Grain Storage Products To Increase Grain Storage Capacity and Harvest Efficiency

Monday, Aug. 18 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

New line of grain bins and versatile round tube chain conveyor increase storage capacity and improve harvest efficiency

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GSI Expands Commercial Material Handling Capabilities with Purchase of Intersystems

Tuesday, Jun. 17 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

Intersystems’ is a leading manufacturer of bulk material handling and industrial sampling equipment

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On-Farm Storage – A Key Component to a Profitable Grain Marketing Plan

Thursday, Jun. 12 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

Avoid bottle necks and capture premium market prices with the time is right

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