NDSU Extension Ag Engineer Ken Hellevang reminds farmers to be cautious when working around grain and grain bins. “We’re looking at lots of wet grain in storage. That impacts us two ways: it greatly increases the potential for grain entrapment and other safety issues, so be aware of that working around the bin. Also, when we have wet grain and warming temperatures we are going to see more deterioration happen much quicker this year than a typical year.” A friendly reminder to lock out the control circuit before entering the bin, whether or not the grain is flowing, tell someone if you’re going to work around grain and have at least two or more with you and wear a harness when entering the grain bin. This farm safety reminder from the Red River Farm Network is made possibly by the North Dakota Wheat Commission, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. More tips on safely working around grain bins can be found here.
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