FARM LIFE NEWS
Tips From a Custom Harvester
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

Harvest efficiency has been Duane Keller's bread and butter for 39 years. As part of Keller Brothers Harvesting and Trucking, Inc., Duane has logged thousands of miles of road time and countless hours in combines harvesting small grains, grain sorghum, corn and soybeans. Based in Ellis, Kan., he also spent seven years as a design engineer for combines.

What he has learned could be helpful for your harvest.

"We have to be efficient, or we can't maintain and grow our customer base," Keller explains. "And, when we talk about efficiency, we include our teams ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Sales Tax Relief for Nebraska Farmers
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Ranch Hands
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Ebola Hits West Africa Hard
Russ' Vintage Iron
View From the Cab
Technology of a Winning Game Plan
Low-Cost, Low-Debt Farming
Low Prices Will Hit Charities