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There are 2.5 cubic feet in a bushel of ear corn. Standard weight of a bushel of husked ear corn is 70.

Determination is really the reverse in actual use. If a truck comes in with say 4,000 pounds of husked ear corn, the feed mill or elevator would divide by 70 to say there were 57 bushels on the truck and pay them on that basis.

Remember bushels of corn per acre is usually for whole kernel corn. Whole ear calculations are difficult to calculate as it depends somewhat on the size of the ears. However, I would say if you figure out what you would need for shelled corn and doubled it, you should be in the ballpark for whole ear storage.

Ken S. in WC TN

They assume 70lbs of ear corn gives you a bushel of corn (56lbs of kernals), BUT that is on dry (14-15% moisture) and ear corn is often picked around 24-30% moisture.....

Bushels is a volume measure, and lbs is a weight measure, and the 2 really very seldom have any relation to each other. So these questions get difficult, as you asked it all wrong. We end up selling lbs of corn to an elevator (weight), but it gets priced per bu (volume) so a lot of assumptions and ajustments are made, less likely in your favor, to pretend we can make volume = weight and all are happy.......

Anyhow, when all the calculating is done, you need about double the space to store the same amount of kernals. That's the simple answer, & you will be about right. Just go double.

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