prepared by: Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., P.E.
Extension Agricultural Engineer, Professor
North Dakota State University
Producers may want to recondition soybeans that were harvested at lower moisture contents to bring the moisture content up to the market standard of 13 percent. On a 40-bushel-per-acre yield, harvesting soybeans at 9 percent moisture content, rather than 13 percent, is equal to 1.8 bushels of lost weight per acre. At $9 per bushel, that is $16.20 per acre.