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How To Sell: Grain Monitoring

Grain Monitoring Systems are ‘Cheap Insurance’ for Farmers

As the need for on-farm storage grows, producers must employ systems to effectively monitor the quality and condition of their grain.
“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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Ag Growth International Acquires Westeel

Ag Growth International Inc. announced that AGI, Vicwest Inc. and Kingspan Group plc have entered into an arrangement where Kingspan will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Vicwest and AGI will acquire substantially all of the assets of Vicwest's Westeel Division.
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Grain Bagging

Dealers ‘Bagging’ Temporary Grain Storage Sales

Grain bagging and unloading implements are billed as pieces of iron that help farmers market for profit. Three dealers explain how they’ve approached this new equipment niche.
The September 2018 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released on Sept. 12 pushed corn prices down lower with futures down more than 3.5%. According to Farm Futures, larger-than-expected yield estimates and other bearish data pushed futures down nearly 4%. September futures dropped 13.75 cents to $3.4150, while December futures fell 14.25 cents to $3.5250. These conditions make temporary grain storage, like bagging grain, a good option for farmers.
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