NEWS
Center Pivots Take a Beating
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 24, 2014 08:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Joel Grams has farmed for 28 years and had never once had a center pivot irrigation system damaged or destroyed by a severe storm.

That was, until the weekend of June 14-15.

The Minden, Neb., farmer had one pivot severely damaged after being flipped on its side after a strong windstorm blew through his area of south-central Nebraska late Saturday, June 14, into Sunday morning.

He is not the only farmer in the region with a center pivot down.

"People have been saying the area around Minden could have as many as 500 pivots down," Gram told ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Senior Partners - 4 At-your-service consultants help you walk through estate planning from start to finish.
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Agriculture colleges are ignoring courses that tomorrow's farm operators will need to manage bigg...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Senior Partners - 4
Year-End Tax Panic
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Automating the Farm Workload
Pillars of Leadership