Farmers are choosing to store soybeans, which takes additional management if the moisture content is high. This harvest season, Rolette, North Dakota farmer Ryan Pederson is storing and drying more soybeans than a typical year. “We have a continuous flow dryer, but you have to run the heat pretty low so you don’t get a lot of bushels through in a day, but we’re slowly working our way through the process.” When monitoring the condition of stored soybeans, NDSU Extension recommends using a three-percentage point difference between soybeans and corn. For a high-temperature dryer, the typical maximum drying temp for nonfood soybeans is about 130 degrees. Soybeans should be cooled to between 20 and 30 degrees for winter storage. Additionally, Pederson has also chosen to store some of the 2018 crop in bags.