As the season moves from spring planting to fall harvest, please keep in mind that all of the elevators within CHS adhere to a zero tolerance policy for treated seed occurring in grain. With this in mind, please take time to ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and inspected before using it to haul grain.
Keep these tips in mind to ensure your grain remains free of treated seed:
- When borrowing equipment, ask questions about past use. If you plan to borrow equipment to move grain, it’s important to know what the equipment has handled in the past. Don’t forget to do your own inspection of the equipment before use, too.
- Remember that a visual inspection is not enough. Seeds can get stuck in the smallest of spaces, and there are a number of crevices in equipment that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Pressure washing to ensure a thorough cleaning is recommended.
- When in doubt, keep equipment separate. The best way to ensure no cross-contamination occurs is to keep separate the equipment that hauls seed and the equipment that hauls grain.
The team at CHS is here to ensure your farm is successful, from spring planting to fall harvest and every moment in between. Contact a member of our grain team for additional information on our zero tolerance policy and what’s happening in the grain markets.