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Slow September for Illinois Grain Elevators

Most harvested corn in state is heading to on-farm storage

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Roughly two-thirds of Illinois' corn crop was planted after Memorial Day. It’s not surprising then to still see a lot of corn in the fields.

According to, many farmers had set Oct. 1 as a hopeful date to begin harvest.

For those already underway with harvest, most of that corn is heading to home storage -- leaving local elevators in a waiting game until the trucks cross the scales.

“We’re seeing quite a bit of corn harvested in our territory, but almost all of it is going home to farm storage because of the drying,” Kim Holsapple of Total Grain Marketing told

TGM has more than 30 locations in central Illinois with a corporate office in Effingham.

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