ADM grain elevator in Seward, Illinois, deemed unsafe

Closure is expected to create significant operational disruptions for producers.

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ADM Grain Co., 16100 Third Street in Seward, Illinois, has been shuttered due to unspecified "structural concerns."

ADM sent a letter to producers on August 17 stating the facility had been rendered unsafe. The letter said the closure will cause significant operational disruptions for the foreseeable future beginning immediately through the harvest season.

In response to a request for comment from Feed & Grain, Jackie Anderson, director of media relations, said ADM is continuing to evaluate options for the future of the Seward elevator but is focused right now on managing operations through harvest.

According to the letter sent to producers, the grain elevator will continue accepting contracted corn that will be placed in ground piles while space allows. Corn will continue to be contracted for delivery to the facility if arrangements are made in advance for pickup or delivery.

ADM will not be accepting any deliveries of soybeans to the Seward elevator effective immediately. It will, however, be running a Seward draw area intensive trucking program to pick up any previously or newly contracted soybeans, said the letter.

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