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The new "Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook," published by Midwest Plan Service, is used widely for planning grain drying, handling and storage facilties.

Account for Automation, Safety With Grain Drying and Storage Systems August 10, 2017

Check out these safety tips for working with your stored grain and, if you're looking to add grain storage, consider a new resource from Midwest Plan Service that can help you plan for automation and other aspects of a new system.

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Figure 1. Stored grain temperature and moisture should be checked in multiple spots at least every two weeks and managed to ensure continued grain quality.

Protecting Your Investment: Keep Stored Grain Cool, Dry June 30, 2017

A grain drying specialist offers moisture and temperature goals for stored grain and tips to ensure your stored grain stays in good condition. Includes how to measure grain temperature and when and how to aerate grain as well as how long grain can be stored at various temperatures.

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Long-term Grain Storage Requires Good Management September 16, 2016

Given the low grain prices some grain may be stored for many months or even more than a year, requiring extra care and management, according to North Dakota State University's grain storage expert.

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Figure 1. Looking for a shorter term grain storage option? Storing grain in poly bags can be a good option, if it's stored at an appropriate moisture content and monitored. (Photos by Ken Hellevang)
Figure 1. Storing grain in poly bags can be a good option, if it's stored at an appropriate moisture content and monitored. (Photos by Ken Hellevang)

Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage Methods August 23, 2016

Expecting a high-yield harvest and short of storage to keep your grain cool and dry? The author explores the pros & cons of various alternative grain storage methods.

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