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Page 6 The Star . FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS May 24, 2021 Food Pride, Braxton Azure, Kerry Azure, and Zach Azure. DunSeith students save The Dunseith Elementary stu- dents were anxious to begin partici— pating in the Our Family Direct Your Labels program sponsored by the SpartanNash Company and Wayne’s Food Pride again this year. V Saving the bar codes earns cash for the school/students and also earns two lucky savers a new bike for the summer! From left to right are: Teresa St. Pierre, Kannon Rodriguez, Geraldo Rodriguez, Keyna Rodriguez, Keltyn St. P Each year for the past 16 years Wayne’s Food Pride in Dunseith has given a new bike to the top two savers of the Our Family UPC bar codes. [This year’s lucky winners were Braxton A'zure and Kannon Ro— driguez. All students who saved bar codes were treated to a pizza and cake party. ierre, Keanu Rodriguez, Chris Barbot from Wayne’s abels and earn-bikes from Wayne’s Food Pride The students and school would ‘ like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Chris Barbot and Wayne’s Food Pride for the bikes and the tasty cake at the party. NDSU ~Extension offers summer grain storage Summer temperatures will warm grain, which could lead to insect in— festations and mold growth. “The goal for summer storage should be to keep the grain as cool as possible to extend the storage life and limit insect activity,” says Ken Hell- . evang, North Dakota State Univer- sity Extension agricultural engineer. Insect reproduction is reduced at temperatures below about 60 F. Hellevang recommends ventilat- ing the top of the bin to remove the solar heat gain that warms the grain. Provide air inlets near the bin roof eave and an outlet near the peak to exhaust the hot air at the top of the bin. It’s much like venting an attic; the heated air rises and is exhausted at the peak. A ventilation fan to exhaust the hot air is another option. Hot air under the bin roof will heat several feet of grain at the top of the bin to temperatures conducive to mold growth and insect infestations. Hellevang recommends periodi— cally running grain aeration fans to keep the grain temperature near or below 40 degrees as long as possible during early summer. Night air tem— peratures are near or below 40 de- grees in May. Running the aeration fan for a few hours to push air up through the cool stored grain will cool grain near the top. Pick a cool early morning every two to three weeks during the sum- mer to run the aeration fan, and only run the fan a few hours to minimize heating grain at the bottom of the bin. Cover the fan when it is not oper- fwwca t, Q ' i '5 ating to prevent warm air from blow— ing into the bin and heating the stored grain. The wind and a natural chim— ney effect will push warm air through the grain. If the wind blows primarily during the daytime, the grain will be warmed to the daily maximum tem— perature. Hellevang encourages producers to monitor the grain temperature. “Temperature sensors on cables are an excellent tool, but they only measure the temperature of- the grain next to the sensor,” he says. “Because grain is an excellent insulator, the grain temperature may be much dif— ferent just a few feet from the sensor and not affect the measured tempera- ture.” Common locations to place a tem- perature cable are near the middle and a few feet from the south wall of a bin. Grain Summer Storage, Moisture Content Having grain at an appropriate warm—season storage moisture con- tent is very important to store grain safely during the summer. The max— imum moisture content for warm- season storage is 13% to 14% for corn, 11% to 12% for soybeans; 13.5% for wheat, 12% for barley and 8% for oil sunflowers. IIISPAIcIIIue Barium" §aa§ AMBlllllilcE Sinner 5" '9 Please call 911 for all medical emergencies that require an ambulance, or dial direct to the Rolette County Sheriff Office (477-5623). If in doubt, call 911, and the RCSO dispatch will aid in getting medical aid to the desired location. Please DO NOT call the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility for medical emergencies, as they are not equipped with mapping, dispatch equipment, or access to state radio systems. , In order to serve the community more efficiently, improve response times, and bring medical aid more expeditiously, we please ask that you call 91 1 during a medical emergency. This will aid the Belcourt Ambulance Service with directions, obtaining additional aid/resources (fire and law enforcement), and speed up our response times. Mold growth will occur at sum- mer temperatures if the grain exceeds the recommended moisture content. The allowable storage time for 15% moisture corn, for example, is only about four months at 70 degrees and two months at 80 degrees. Checking the grain moisture con- tent is important because moisture measurements at harvest may have been in error due to moisture gradi~ ents in the kernel, grain temperature and other factors. In addition, the moisture may have changed while the grain was in storage due to mois- ture migration or moisture entering the bin. , Check Stored Grain Stored grain should be monitored closely to detect any storage prob— lems early. Check stored grain at least every two weeks. While check- ing on the grain, measure and record the grain temperature and moisture content. Rising grain temperature may in- dicate insect or mold problems. In- sect infestations can increase from . being barely noticeable to major in- festations in three to four weeks when the grain is warm. “Grain temperathre cables are a wonderful tool, but do not rely on them to replace inspecting for insects 456’s . 19‘5" ' ' I 1 r“ c ' or crusting and detecting odors 0r "" before any grain hasibéétf ’Oftier indicators of storage prob— lems,” Hellevang says. Another option for monitoring grain that is beginning to be used is to measure the carbon dioxide level. Mold growth and insect activity pro— duce carbon dioxide. Work Safely Make sure everyone, including family and employees, working around stored grain understands the hazards and proper safety proce- 'dures. “Too many people ignore safety practices and suffer severe injury or death while working around grain,” Hellevang says. Never enter a bin while unloading grain or to break up a grain bridge or chunks that may plug grain flow. Flowing grain will pull you into the grain mass, burying you' within sec- onds.>Before entering the bin, use the “lock—out/tag-out” procedures to as- sure equipment will not start. Bridging occurs when grain is high in moisture content, moldy or in poor condition. The kernels stick to— gether and form a crust. A cavity will form under the crust when grain is re- moved from the bin. The crust isn’t strong enough to support a person’s weight, so anyone who walks on it will fall intotthe cavity and be buried under several feet of grain. Determine if the grain has a crust If work needs to be done withfa‘crust, it must be done before any grain is removed. To determine if the grain is bridged after unloading has started, look for a funnel shape on the surface of the grain mass. If the grain surface appears undisturbed, the grain has bridged and a cavity has formed under the surface. Stay outside the bin and use a pole or other object to break the bridge loose. If the grain flow stops when you’re removing it from the bin, a chunk of spoiled grain probably is blocking the flow. Entering the bin to break up the blockage will expose you to being buried in grain and tan- gled in the auger. If grain has formed a vertical wall, try to break it up from the top of the bin with a long pole on a rope or through a door with a long pole. A wall of grain can collapse, or ava- lanche, without warning, knocking you over and burying you. Never enter a grain bin alone. Have at least two people at the bin to assist in case of problems. Use a safety harness and rope that prevents you from descending rapidly more than a couple of feet when entering a bin. ‘ “Take time to think of all options before entering a bin,” Hellevang ad- vises. EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM Short-term financial assistance available for broadband internet service. 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