Grain Storage

Disposing of Flood Damaged Grain and Hay March 22, 2019

Links to Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) resources on best practices for disposing of flood-damaged grain and hay, debris management, flood sediment cleanup, sandbag disposal, and more.

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Flood damaged grain bin

Grain Vacuum Services/Rentals/Suppliers March 22, 2019

Key points for managing stored grain that may have been contaminated by flood waters and a list of businesses providing grain vacuuming services or equipment to safely remove clean, unaffected grain from the side or top of a bin.

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Aerial shot of grain bins in standing flood water
Flooded farmstead in northeast Nebraska where grain bins are in standing flood water. Here's how to manage stored grain which may have become contaminated by recent flooding. (Photo by Lee Valley, Inc.)

Flooding and Stored Grain March 20, 2019

Updated: Flood-damaged grain is contaminated and at higher risk for mold. This Iowa State University story discusses how to manage stored grain that may have been exposed to flood waters.

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Grain bins on a farm

Proper Spring Grain Drying and Storage is Critical March 14, 2019

The stored grain temperature increases in the spring not only due to an increase in outdoor temperatures, but also due to solar heat gain on the bin. Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension grain drying expert, outlines steps to maintain stored grain quality this spring.

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Images showing how a grain bridge forms in a bin and can collapse, drawing someone in.

High Moisture Soybeans Challenge Grain Handler Safety February 13, 2019

After extended rains last fall, corn and soybean were stored at higher moisture levels than usual, leading to clogs and bridges in stored grain. This week a Nebraska farmer lost his life while trying to empty a bin. Check out these recommendations for staying safe and accessing training.

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Market Journal for Oct. 19, 2018

Market Journal: Grain Storage, Markets, and Farm Bill Update October 19, 2018

On this week's Market Journal view segments on the current farm bill discussions, recommendations for storing grain, an analysis of the grain markets, and an update on work at the Nebraska Water Center.

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Saturated crop field with standing water in southeast Nebraska
Figure 1. High moisture conditions are leading to high moisture soybeans, complicating drying and storage efforts. (Photos by Laura Thompson)

NDSU Offers Advice on Drying Soybeans October 12, 2018

Recent wet, rainy conditions are creating challenges for soybean producers wanting to dry and store this year's crop. NDSU Engineer Ken Hellevang offers advice for these conditions.

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Granary weevil

Resource on Managing Insects in Stored Grain from SDSU September 26, 2018

As we begin to harvest corn in Nebraska, on-farm storage may be needed. A recent article from South Dakota State University Extension summarizes potential insect pests of stored grain and actions to take to minimize damage by stored grain insects.

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