Grain Storage

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
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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Table of storage times for various tempratures of stored grain.

Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage Methods September 5, 2018

Recommendations to help ensure quality grain storage, including tips for alternative facilities such as non-typical structures, piles, and bags and how to properly cool grain under various scenarios.

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Table of allowable storage times for soybeans at various temperatures

Better Soybean Storage Starts With Good Harvest Moisture September 5, 2018

Storing soybeans at about 13% moisture can reduce mechanical damage and provide for a longer and higher quality storage. Here are some things to consider when storing soybeans.

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Combine loading grain into a truck
Taking time now to prepare your harvest equipment and storage facilities can help ensure higher qualtiy stored grain in the long run.

Preparing for Harvest, Grain Storage August 24, 2018

Proper cleanup of your grain bins and the surrounding site before harvest, coupled with good stored grain management, will put more income in your pocket and keep your equipment and facilities in better condition.

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Grain bins
Grain bins

Diligent Monitoring, Cool Temps Needed to Maintain Stored Grain Quality February 27, 2018

More heating occurs on the south wall of a grain bin on March 1 than during the middle of the summer. As outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, keeping stored grain cool and grain moisture in check is important to reduce potential losses. Here's how.

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Corn & Soybean Stocks Up from Last Year January 12, 2018

Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 1.46 billion bushels, up 3% from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 910 million bushels are stored on farms, up 5% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 551 million bushels, are down slightly from last year.

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