The grain is in the bin. Now it is time to keep it in condition until it is sold or fed. The key things are the moisture level, the fines, the temperature and concentration. It is important to note there a have been a lot of changes in grain storage recommendations over the past few years.

The old school said to take your grain down to 15 percent and you are good to go. The newer thinking is 15 percent is fine if you plan to store it until April. Otherwise, it is best to take it down to 14 percent for a summer sale or 13 percent if you plan to store for over a year.

Jeff Burbrink is an educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. He can be reached at 574-533-0554 or

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