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Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage

Grain PileGrain can be stored in many types of containers, but all storage options should keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control grain temperature.

“Grain must be dry and cool (near the average outdoor temperature) when placed in alternative storage facilities because providing adequate, uniform airflow to dry grain or cool grain coming from a dryer is not feasible in these facilities,” says Ken Hellevang, an NDSU Extension Service agricultural engineer.

With harvest in full swing across North Dakota, many producers should look carefully at the advantages and disadvantages of the nontraditional storage methods they are considering.

Read the full grain storage article on our Ag News site.

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