Grain Storage

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Figure 1. With temperatures mounting this week, be sure check your stored grain and take steps to keep your grain cool, dry and in condition.

How to Keep Stored Grain Cool, Dry During Summer June 6, 2016

"Cold or cool grain has been safely stored through the summer for many years," notes Ken Hellevang, an Extension agricultural engineer. "Keeping the grain as cool as possible should be the goal of spring and summer grain storage."

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Grain Handling Safety Training Available February 12, 2016

The University of Illinois, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC), and the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) are partnering to bring Grain Safety Training Courses to midwestern communities.  Trainings will be conducted at no expense to the participants or the host.

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How to Estimate Bushels in a Round Grain Bin

March 26, 2012

Several times a year, I get a phone call from someone wanting to know how to measure the bushels of grain in a round grain bin. There are two ways to calculate the number of bushels in a bin. The most basic method is to use the formulas we were taught in high school math class.

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Fill Drying Bins in Layers to Reduce Drying Time and Energy Cost

October 27, 2008 

Tom Dorn, UNL Extension Educator

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