Grain Storage Shortage Expands; Lessons Learned for 2017
More emergency and temporary storage ready for surplus
As Ray Jenkins crisscrossed the Iowa countryside this fall, he saw piles upon piles of grain stored outside. From grain bags on farms in Ottumwa to corn piles dumped on the ground in Prairie City, “there is more grain being stored outside this year than there has been for 15 or 20 years,” says the now retired grain merchandiser.
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