Farm equipment

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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Storage issues for this year’s bumper crop increase the risk of deadly grain bin accidents, says University of Missouri Extension rural safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Friday, September 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers might be storing this year’s bumper corn crop in unconventional ways while they wait for prices to rise. But this can reduce yield before and after harvest due to delayed maturity.
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Donnie Summers of Lathrop, Missouri, distinctly remembers the day his father’s overalls got caught in a power take-off (PTO) of a silage cutter. The revolving device ripped his coveralls off and even pulled one sock out of his work boots.
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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dead leaves, stalks, husks, oil and fuel are never in short supply when harvest begins. They can ignite fires in fields, farm equipment, grain trucks and wagons.
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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time.
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  • Friday, May 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The 2014 North American Manure Expo will be held in Springfield, Missouri, on July 8-9. The expo rotates among states each year and this is the first year Missouri is hosting the event.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A wet fall harvest and a cold winter might make conditions especially dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest.
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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For centuries, farmers have braved the elements to walk their land to check for problems ranging from wind damage and calving cows to pests and predators.

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