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University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural engineering and agricultural engineering technology students are researching ways to make older combines more efficient and improve profitability for smaller farmers. In a project funded by USDA, students developed two methods to potentially make a 1960s Oliver combine more efficient in harvesting with a new header configuration: a series of small brushes bolted to the head auger to help push the wheat grains toward the middle of the auger, and plastic sheeting to help fill the space underneath the auger and prevent loss of grains. "The students are redesigning old equipment to improve the productivity,...

This webinar is the third in NCAT's West Coast Hemp webinar series. It focuses on hemp harvesting, processing, and marketing on the West Coast. In this webinar we discuss harvesting how-to for CBD, grain, and fiber; processing how-to for CBD, grain, and fiber; harvesting and processing equipment and infrastructure; compliance and quality standards testing; market trends, market forces, and market risks; how to succeed in a competitive market; and finding and navigating contracts. Our expert speakers include Rob Porcella of Pacific Hemp Consulting; Ryan Loflin of Rocky Mountain Hemp; Andrew Bish of Hemp Harvest Works; Tom Dermody of Artis Cannabis Exchange;...