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.
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.
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.
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.
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.