Grain Storage: Monitor Moisture Content, Temperature to Avoid Losses

🕔Mar 13, 2019As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The stored grain temperature increases […]

Grain Market: Storage Bin Investment, Think Long-Term – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2019“There are only 8 cents of carry out to the May futures contract; how am I supposed to go to my banker and justify putting up new grain bins just […]

Texas: High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop, Amarillo, Jan. 24

🕔Dec 24, 2018The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be held Jan. 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo, according to a […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Drying Late-Harvested Crops? What You Should Know

🕔Dec 21, 2018Kentucky grain farmers are still struggling to finish harvesting soybeans in many parts of the state this year. Intermittent rain and/or snow have made for wet soils and poor field […]

Grain Storage: Check for Insects Even though It’s Cold Outside

🕔Dec 18, 2018A false premise is that since it is cold outside, there should be no insect activity in a grain facility. This is not necessarily the truth. The temperature of the […]

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Beans

🕔Nov 2, 2018Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested at this time of the year will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept […]

Grain Bin Safety: 11 Steps to Avoid Accidents

🕔Nov 2, 2018Flowing Grain Hazards in Agriculture Approximately 36 grain bin entrapments occur annually with over half of engulfment incidents resulting in a fatality. The primary cause of entrapment occurs during unloading […]

Grain Storage: Pros, Cons of Alternative Methods

🕔Oct 17, 2018Grain can be stored in many types of facilities, but all storage options must keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control the grain’s temperature. Grain must be […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Storing, Drying, Handling Wet Crops

🕔Oct 17, 2018While almost impossible to accomplish in most years, harvesting soybeans at a moisture content between 13 to 15% helps maximize yields while minimizing harvest losses. Cool, cloudy, and rainy conditions […]

North Dakota Soybeans: Tips for Drying, Storing Your Crop

🕔Oct 15, 2018A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying, according to Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Soybeans at 11% […]

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