Grain storage is expected to increase in fall 2020, as farmers anticipate above-average harvests and low prices.
The combination of yields and commodity pricing can put a premium on grain storage strategies, including the right grain bin air system.
For farmers, grain silos hold their livelihood, but there’s also a danger lurking there, from entrapment to hazardous gas buildup.
The movie “Silo” depicts disaster striking in a small American farm town when teenager Cody Rose becomes the victim of a tragic grain entrapment incident.
Twenty seconds is roughly how long it takes for a grown man to become entrapped in a grain bin — that speed and the fear such a situation creates can make things go from bad to worse. It’s long been known that grain bins are one of the biggest safety hazards for farmers who work […]
Each year, tragedy strikes across rural America when lives are lost due to grain bin entrapments. To help lead the fight against these accidents, Nationwide, in partnership with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), has selected a record 29 fire departments as winners of the fifth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest. As […]
There were 60 confirmed grain bin entrapments and incidents in other confined spaces on U.S. farms in 2016, according to Purdue University. That’s a 27 percent increase from 2015, and Purdue estimates that an additional 30 percent of cases go unreported each year. Because these accidents have become all too common, Nationwide is launching its […]