Whether the cause is a generally bountiful crop exceeding local storage capacity, or that storage capacity has been destroyed or damaged by severe weather like the derecho system that moved through the Midwest this summer, grain bagging systems are a hot commodity this fall. As harvest rolls on and the bushels pile up, there are a few things to consider in using grain bags, one expert said this week. While they have lower initial costs, grain bags can promote grain damage if mismanaged, especially over the long term. Preventing that damage hinges on a few management considerations in beginning to use grain bags, like proper site selection and preparation, necessary equipment, grain moisture management and the labor required to establish and manage grain bags for both short- and long-term storage. See more of what to consider in using them here.