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Plan Now for Fall Storage

Plan Now for Fall Storage

Use of this spreadsheet now could lead to a smoother fall harvest.

Your storage is full and the elevator just closed its doors until it can move more grain through the drier and out the door. You have no choice but to stop the combine. Want to avoid this situation again when harvest returns this fall? You have options for grain storage, but which is the best?

William Edwards of Iowa State University developed a spreadsheet to assess which grain storage option is the most cost effective. Using it now would allow you to make decisions in time to implement your plan for this fall's harvest.

We’re featuring the spreadsheet as our Farm Futures Spreadsheet of the Month. The 104 kilobyte spreadsheet should work with Excel 2000, 2002, 2007 or Excel XP. You can download it by clicking on the link below.

Do you have a spreadsheet that’s made a difference on your operation that you’d be willing to share with other readers? Drop us a line at with a description of the spreadsheet. We’ll pay $75 if we feature your farmer-written non-commercial program as our Spreadsheet of the Month.

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