Mountains of Grain Signal Storage is Full

December 17, 2018 11:22 AM
 
G round piles of corn, soybeans, sorghum and other crops are a common sight across the countryside this year. Such piles signal storage bins are packed to the hilt.

Ground piles of corn, soybeans, sorghum and other crops are a common sight across the countryside this year. Such piles signal storage bins are packed to the hilt. In many cases, it also mean farmers are holding their crops, waiting for prices to improve. 

Mid Kansas Co-op @midkscoop

Mid Kansas Co-op @midkscoop

Check out our nearly 5 million bushel bunker filled with wheat on a decommissioned Naval airstrip in Yoder, Kan. This bunker was first filled after the 2016 wheat harvest, emptied and filled again in October to make room at our elevators for member-owners’ fall crops.

Garden City Co-op @GardenCityCoop

Garden City Co-op @GardenCityCoop

Nov. 21. From Logan Campbell: At 1:00 this afternoon we were around 760,000 bu. on the Dighton pile. Things are starting to dry down, which is something everyone can be thankful for tomorrow! #movingforwardtogether
#harvest2018

Topflight Grain Co-op @TopflightGrain

Topflight Grain Co-op @TopflightGrain

Oct. 11. Still going at it. ... Today we started our pile in Monticello. #Harvest18 #pileofgold #corn #groundpile #agriculture

Amalgamated Sugar @AmalSugarCo

Amalgamated Sugar @AmalSugarCo

Piling early harvest sugar beets at the Twin Falls Factory. #AmalgamatedSugar #Sugarbeets #Harvest18

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Mark C. Daggy
Humboldt, IA
12/18/2018 09:49 AM
 

  Our Olympic (historical) average on soybeans is 69 bu./ac....and with a late spring plant after Memorial Day and 30" of rain dumped from our gauges in June alone....our 700 acres of soybeans averaged 41.39 bu./ac. Built a new soybean bin and fixed an old soybean bin and only had sufficient yield to fill 75% of the new bin. Soybeans would be over $11/bushel if the Trump tariffs had not interfered with market pricing. This administrations claims they want capitalism to rule....but instead have chosen "picking winners and losers" for re-election purposes.

 
 
4 Kernels Left to Sell
Cass-Adair- Adams County, IA
12/18/2018 08:36 AM
 

  No piles to speak of around here. Below average yields in the area. See some temporary storage of bags waiting on better price. New 200 k bunker at local coop anticipating high yields not a kernel of corn in it. Big bad wolf came in on June 28 and huffed and puffed and broke a lot of corn off! Seen pictures in Nebraska where half empty bunker had low quality(rotten) corn from lots of rain in that area then put new crop on top of it.

 
 
David kragnes
Felton, MN
12/18/2018 08:12 AM
 

  First off Sugarbeets are always piled out side even when the crop is small. October unit trains of soybeans to the PNW were canceled from this area so storage should be full and yet much less outside piling than the last few years. Few bags. Room at my coop. Some crop still in the field but not significant. Dry August took the top off then tough bean harvest added to the entertainment.

 
 

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