I only ask because, in the past, when I operated a straw chopper, the thing would shred bales with equal aplomb regardless of it's moisture content. Fousty bales when up the chute as fast as bone dry.Not if you can get it dried back out. And some has had a lot of rain on it now, laid for 3 weeks or more round these parts. And I know there is going to be a lot of bad barley bales up here, that was either 'dried out' or baled behind the combines.
And yet, this year, the straw from last summer, being absolutely bone dry to a crisp, does not absorb moisture no matter how you use it?