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Sep 29, 2021

CHS Builds Totally Automated Grain Elevator

First-of-its-kind facility in Herman, MN, is capable of receiving grain at 75,000 bushels/hour

source: Farm Progress

CHS has built the first-ever totally automated grain elevator in Herman, MN.

With 1.4 million bushels of upright storage and three dump pits, the elevator is capable of receiving grain at 75,000 bushels/hour. To use the facility, co-op farmers will receive orientation on how to use it and RFID cards to enter. They also will need to outfit trucks with grain trailer ID tags.

According to a report at Farm Progress, the team effort took two-and-a-half years of planning. Construction began in May 2020 and was finished in October. The first farmer grain delivery was made in October 2020.

Since then, the facility has been open for grain deliveries. In August, the system had its first successful test run. Elevator staff plan additional testing with internal trucks and a small group of farmers before fully offering the automated delivery option.

Read the full report here.

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