Category Archives: Harvest

(Records hit, not just Tons Per Acre) One of my favorite times of the year is when harvest is underway. The crispness in the air and the smell of what farmers harvest is as pleasing as a warm apple pie out of the oven. When harvest wraps up, I like to go to the local […]

With harvest well underway, the article “Harvest Safety Tips from Nationwide”, discusses various hazards farmers experience during harvest. The article gives several precautions to take before, during, and after harvesting various crops to keep everyone involved safe.  Please Click here  to be directed to the article.  Have a Safe harvest!

(ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Sept. 26, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Grant Herfindahl, reminds farmers and ranchers of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding. Continue reading on the United States Department of Agriculture’s […]

Harvest Equipment Inspections

To help increase the likelihood of having a successful and efficient harvest, a pre equipment inspection is a good tool to prevent major mechanical failures and potential incidents from happening in the future.  The inspection is also a good tool to help keep yourself, family, workers, and community safe during harvest.  The following article discusses […]

Harvest Traffic Safety

With an early harvest just around the corner, the additional traffic and roadway hazards are a concern for rural communities.  The article “Everyone plays a role in safety on the roads during harvest” published in Agweek, provides safety awareness and ideas for farmers as well as their families who will be traveling on the roadways. […]

SMBSC was recently featured in an Agri-News article that interviewed Todd Geselius, vice president of agriculture, about this year’s harvest and cover crops. SMBSC’s Cover Crop Program, established for nearly 15 years, prevents erosions, improves soils and increases crop yield. They keep soil from blowing off fields during windy days and eroding during heavy rains. They […]

SMBSC was featured in a recent Star Tribune article about harvest featuring quotes by several members of SMBSC’s management team and shareholders. Following is an excerpt of the article: It’s shaping up to be a sweet harvest for Minnesota sugar beets This fall’s sugar beet harvest is shaping up to be exceptionally strong, which benefits farmers’ […]