How long has it been since you’ve cleaned out your trucks? What about your bins, augers, and combines? Probably not since November, maybe December — right?

Well before you get harvest rolling on your soft red winter wheat, make sure you take a look at getting those cleared out.

Ohio’s corn crop is used for livestock feed, fuel additives, and exports. The grain either goes through industrial processes to extract what’s needed or is fed to animals. While we still want that corn to be clean, it doesn’t need to be ready-to-eat.

On the other hand, Ohio’s wheat goes straight to human consumption, so the standards are higher.

We are always hearing from mills how critical quality wheat is to their customers.

So make sure the equipment that touches the wheat we eat is as clean as it can be. Nobody wants mice droppings in their flour.