Damp grain is more likely to spoil, form clumps and become difficult to unload than dry grain.
Remember this as you start harvesting wet or flood-damaged crops. Even if your fields escaped damage from standing water or flash floods, be wary of damp grain, especially when you unload it from grain bins.
Watch for clumps and hidden grain bridges. And never get into a bin until you've shut off and locked out the power. If you have questions about flood-related problems or harvest safety, contact the _____ County Extension office.
This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: September 1993.
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