Proper maintenance can prevent fires


October 16, 2023

Warm, dry harvest conditions in combination with crop dust and chaff accumulating on hot surfaces can increase the risk of combine fires. (Photo courtesy of Kindred Fire Department)

Soybean harvest is in full swing across North Dakota, with field corn and sunflowers to follow. Weather conditions have been very warm and mostly dry, with a few intermittent showers across the state to shut down harvest progress for a few days. North Dakota State University Extension farm and ranch safety coordinator Angie Johnson urges farmers to use any breaks in harvest for necessary mainte...

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