Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.9 million acres of corn in 2021 according to the latest Prospective Plantings report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). If these planting estimates hold up, Nebraska corn farmers will invest nearly $2.2 billion dollars into the state’s economy over a two-month period. This amount is a result of inputs, such as seed, fuel and fertilizer, but does not include land costs, labor or equipment. Despite the seemingly high investments now, the full economic impact will be realized over time. #plant21 #corn #necorn...
Nebraska’s farmers were able to take advantage of mild temperatures over the last few days to begin planting corn. According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report, 6% of this year’s corn crop has been planted in the state.
In comparison, Nebraska corn farmers were 17% finished at this time last year.
We all depend upon clean water, soil and air — as does the world’s supply of food, fuel, feed and fiber. Every year, Nebraska’s farmers are growing more with less — less water, fewer chemicals, less land and a lower impact on the environment.
Grain fines and dust may cause difficulty in breathing. It is important to remeber that anyone working in a grain bin, especially for the purpose of cleaning, should wear an appropriate dust filter or filter respirator.
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Workers in the grain handling industry are exposed to different life-threatening hazards daily. Here are a few tips to remember when entering a grain bin:
✔️ ALWAYS lockout and tag out unloading equipment before entering a bin.
✔️ NEVER work alone in a bin. Have someone watching who can call for help.
✔️ ALWAYS wear a harness and lifeline and do NOT "walk down the grain."
Every year hundreds of employees are injured or die from preventable hazards while working in grain storage or handling. Follow along this week as we share tips, raise awareness and provide additional safety resources.