We are now well into harvest, corn before beans in many cases. This is yet another unusual situation. A lot of corn has been harvested with high outside temperatures, in the 80s and 90s, and was dried in the same conditions. This means corn in bins at much higher temperatures than normal. Early harvest corn will require at least two additional cooling cycles to reach the desired eventual temperature of 40F or below. The weather forecasts indicate that we will have chances to cool corn in the next week.
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