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Jeff_a_Caldwell
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Storage issues this fall?

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Starting to see some reports and info with specialists talking about the potential for grain storage issues this fall. Are you ready for this crop? 

 

 

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Mike central IA
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

Does everyone think we will have 2x the bushels of normal? Gosh that would be nice, to make up for the cruddy prices, but things look about average here. We have dried up and about burned up the last couple of years, so when we have a crop that sort of looks like it is supposed to everyone thinks it is going to be monstrous. I don't think there will be any problem with storage here. A lot of storage built the last decade, our local COOP has built storage, and nearly all of the bins are empty now.

You aren't doing us any favors by bragging up a crop that may or may not be there.

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Hobbyfarmer
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

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My guess is that it is just a small regional issue in central Illinois.

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Hobbyfarmer
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

With only a three week supply left at best by harvest, most bins will be waiting for a reload. Much ado about business as usual.

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Grain_Trader
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

Central Indiana will be able to handle the crop IMO. Seems guys here have been adding tile and storage on farm during these "golden years"... if guys start when its still wet I can see drying capacity slowing them down.
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sw363535
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

The question assumes storage problems, all the answers assume storage problems 

 

Plenty of storage available. 

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Jim Meade / Iowa City
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

I'll have enough storage and drying capacity for any likely crop.  It would take a total bin buster to run short of storage.  If that turns out to be the casewith corn, I'll ship some beans early and use the bean bins.

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idalivered
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Registered: ‎05-13-2010

Re: Storage issues this fall?

No storage issues in north iowa. Many bins never got filled last year, because of PP and insurance claims. Local coop is making really good progress at getting empty. I cleaned my last bin yesterday afternoon and others doing the same. Yes there will possibly be some corn on the ground, but that is a "planned" program for several coops. Local feed mills and ethanol plants continue to grind, but that is llike printin' money at these prices. Bean harvest better be on schedule , 'cause the processors keep grinding to keep the pigs and chickens fed and the last beans are goin in the cooker when the first combines unload. 3 rainy weeks harvest delay would really screw things up for endusers here. they're cutting it that close.

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Shaggy98
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

IDA, please forward your last comment to Chicago.
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idalivered
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Re: Storage issues this fall?

OK, shaggy. The other thing that always burns my butt is the comment about importing or shipping soys to solve shortages. No one is gonna ship soybeans to fairmont minnesota or emmetsburg iowa. just a logistical nightmare. And the story that soybeans are being harvested in the south is weak. A couple counties in illinois or iowa produce as much corn and soybeans as all of mississippi or florida. even combined. ok, i'll give it a rest now.