Quality issues may arise from challenging harvest – tips to help ensure quality grain

In true Iowa fashion, the weather has gone from sunny, to rain, to snow, and back to sunny, giving little chance for decisions before the weather changes again. Even with the drastic temperature changes, the USDA October Iowa yield estimate was the highest on record. However, with high grain yields come quality issues.

Charles Hurburgh wrote a great article with helpful information regarding current harvest conditions and the quality issues that may arise due to the frequently changing weather conditions. Also included are tips for storage management that will positively affect grain quality, and information about shrink calculations.