Grain Monitoring Systems are ‘Cheap Insurance’ for Farmers
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Grain Monitoring Systems are ‘Cheap Insurance’ for Farmers

“I grew up in Missouri and the old school approach to storing grain was to turn the fans in your bins on for 2 weeks and let them run. Then you’d shut them off in the middle of winter and then run them for a week, shut them off, then you run them for another week in the spring and you were good to go. We needed to get away from this type of practice,” says Ian Wade, director of the dealer division for IntelliFarms, a firm that manufactures systems and equipment for monitoring stored grain.

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