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Weather Weighs on Grain Elevators

One elevator anticipates 50% less grain this year

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The weather has not been kind to either producers or grain elevators this harvest season.

“It’s pretty dead,” Andy Van Dyck, an operations manager at CHS Larsen Cooperative, New London, WI, told NBC 26. “We're just moving some grain around getting things ready for when we're busier.”

Larsen Coop. is a local grain elevator in Black Creek, WI, who also has to just sit and wait for crops to be brought in.

“Our numbers for the year will be way down,” he said. “We're anticipating 50% less grain this year than we've had in the past; that might be optimistic too yet.”

The latest numbers from the USDA show there will be about 9 bushels less of corn per acre, that’s about 500 pounds of corn per acre.

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