With continued low prices, there are a lot of soybeans still in storage. However, storing soybeans in the summer is different than in the winter after harvest. NDSU Extension agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang says the biggest difference is moisture. “In the summer, 13 percent moisture is really marginal from a mold and spoilage standpoint. Soybeans stored in the summer should be closer to 11 percent moisture.” Hellvang adds it’s important to keep soybeans cool because oil content is negatively affected by heat. Fan covers and additional ventilation can help keep soybeans stored in grain bins as cool as possible.” Listen to the conversation.