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GSI and 151 Research announced an exclusive technology partnership to improve grain quality by changing the way grain is monitored and managed.
GSI has received three prestigious industry awards for innovative new grain system products and technologies designed to improve efficiency and safety.
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.
Grain management principles haven’t changed — but weather and market conditions have.
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.
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.
Follow these tips to protect grain you put in the bin this harvest season.
Be sure you put corn in the bin at a low enough moisture to store it as long as you need to.
Huge amounts of volunteer corn sprouting in harvested fields are an indication of harvest losses.
Like the lettuce in your fridge, stored grain has a shelf life. Protect it long-term with these tips.
On-farm grain storage can improve harvest efficiency but also aids marketing.
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.
Grain system expansion supports earlier, more efficient harvest
One Alberta farmer sees a return on grain dryer investment
GSI is pioneering mixed-media tech that offers a precision view of grain handling setups.
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.
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.
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.
Pay attention to the investment you still have in the bin, and keep it in good condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvest 2017: Here’s what you need to know about storing grain properly.
Harvest 2017: Follow these steps to make sure your grain center is ready to operate efficiently.
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.
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.
Portable driers can get pretty loud, so GSI turned to different tech to solve the problem.
GSI tackles heat reuse issue with new approach, cuts energy costs up to 30% when temps are coldest.
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.
A grain dryer and grain handling upgrade made a big difference in how smoothly corn harvest goes for Todd, Wade and Wayne Heinrich.
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.
A common misperception is that grain can be held above 15% moisture without risking quality or loss of net income.
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.
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.
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.
When planning an on-farm grain storage system, one of the most important steps is taking into account future expansion needs.
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.
Providing complete equipment packages for fertilizer terminals and agricultural co-ops
Farmers can earn significantly more by storing their grain on-farm and marketing it at a future date
New line of grain bins and versatile round tube chain conveyor increase storage capacity and improve harvest efficiency
Intersystems’ is a leading manufacturer of bulk material handling and industrial sampling equipment
Avoid bottle necks and capture premium market prices with the time is right