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.
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.
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.
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.
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.