14 Long-term Grain Storage Tips for Better Market Results

14 Long-term Grain Storage Tips for Better Market Results

In a weather driven market, pretty much anything can happen to grain prices. Add unpredictable trade agreements, and you have even more reason to plan ahead. Many market strategies are leaning toward long-term grain storage of a year, or more. Being proactive with...
Dry-Grain Management Means Longer Storage Times for Wheat

Dry-Grain Management Means Longer Storage Times for Wheat

Consistently taking the right actions in dry-grain management means longer storage times for wheat, and more market options for farmers. Using proper aeration techniques that manage wheat moisture content, good insect management, and effective wheat storage...
Soggy Weather Forecasts High Humidity Grain Storage in the Midwest

Soggy Weather Forecasts High Humidity Grain Storage in the Midwest

  Remember when a four-inch rainfall was a rarity in Iowa? No?  That was Iowa farm life a century ago. In 1991, climate scientists predicted a wetter, warmer Midwest climate with warmer winters and more spring and early summer rain showers. We all know how that turned...
Stored Grain Theft Doesn’t Have to Be Another Headache for Farmers

Stored Grain Theft Doesn’t Have to Be Another Headache for Farmers

It’s not enough to have to contend with saturated global markets, trade wars, and climate change – all outside farmers’ control. Not to mention the everyday headaches farmers face to turn a profit. But thieves? From copper wire to farm machinery to stored grain theft,...
Buried Alive: 20 Seconds to Total Grain Entrapment

Buried Alive: 20 Seconds to Total Grain Entrapment

Moving grain is akin to quicksand. You can be caught knee-deep in its suction within four seconds. Self-escape from grain entrapment is impossible at this point. Let that sink in – four seconds before you can’t save yourself. Even with help, escape is unlikely without...