What is a bushel of grain?
A unit of measurement, but not the same for all types of grain.
A bushel was originally based on the volume measured in a cylinder or basket. The Winchester bushel is the foundation for the U.S. bushel, which is 2150.42 cubic inches or 8 dry gallons. However, a bushel of corn or soybeans in agriculture today has been standardized to a weight in pounds at a standard moisture. Utilizing weigh scales, test weight, and moisture probes is much faster than determining the volume of grain in each truck. A bushel of corn is a different weight and standard moisture than a bushel of soybeans and a bushel of soybeans is a different weight and standard moisture than a bushel of oats! A bushel for the following crops: Corn = 56 lbs at 15.5% moisture, soybeans = 60 lbs at 13.0% moisture, oats = 32 lbs at 14% moisture.