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GROW Podcast: Have You Checked Your Grain Bins?

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Spring break just ended and school is back in session. Join special guest, Charles Hurburgh, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Professor at Iowa State University as he and Ashley Kaldenberg discuss the best practices to keep stored grain healthy before you sell. 


  • We’ve been on the upswing in the market. The saying is “reward the rally.” Sell while the market is going up. 
  • Ideally, you cool grain immediately after harvest. 
  • Generally, you’ll store below 40ºF, and freezing is OK 
  • Take your center cores out! Evaluating your middle cores for humidity, moisture, and mold progression helps you gauge when you need to sell 
  • As a rule of thumb, grain should be under moisture levels of 17%