Spring and Summer Updates

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Webinar: Ongoing Impacts from the 2019 Harvest and Early 2020 Crop Forecast - June 3rd, 2020 - 10am CDT 

Explore the ongoing impacts of the 2019 harvest, including; poor quality grain, lack of grain storage space, market pricing, overall economy and other impacts. Register here... 

Recorded Webinar: Stored Grain Handling and Management: Addressing Pressing Issues This Spring/Summer

This webinar was hosted by Grain Journal and helped to discuss and address potential quality, handling, and safety issues with the grain currently in storage. 

Make Safety Your First Priority When Emptying Grain Bins

Bulk grain storage facility

Charles Schwab & Dirk Maier - February 19, 2020

Following the wet and late harvest of 2019, several Midwest states are on the edge of a dangerous cliff when it comes to emptying their grain bins. Conditions are aligning to create the potential for tragic accidents and grain suffocation deaths to occur when grain bins start to be emptied. Learn more...

Flood Adulterated Grain - Nutrient Supply to Crops When Land Applied
John Sawyer & Antonio Mallarino - April 2, 2019

Flooding has been extensive in several areas of Iowa this spring. In some cases, stored grain has been affected by flood waters. Land application of flood adulterated grain as a nutrient source for a future crop may be an option for some. Learn more...

Flooding and Stored Grain
Charles Hurburgh & Dan Loy  - March 19, 2019

The rapid snowmelt in Spring 2019 has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. By current Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.  The situation in 2019 is one of river water flooding rather than of rain-driven pooled water in low ground, for which there are salvage options. Learn more...

Proper Management of Flooded Grain and Hay

Additional management guidance from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa DNR can be found online.