- Cargill in Tuscola, IL
- Andersons in Champaign, IL
- Ashkum used to, but built new bins so they could quit using it
- Consolidated Grain and Barge in Olny, IL is when I first noticed it
- Near Newton, IL
If a farmer feeds cattle, he can store piles of corn as silage, even if it has a high moisture content, as long as it has been cracked before storage.
My motivation for this posting is two examples referring to ground storage within a day of each other. After a corn pile is made, it is covered with tarps (or plastic?)
|Ken Bryan posted|
Open-air wheat storage at the Conrad, MT United Grain elevator last week.
Jan Normandale I've never seen this before...!
Terry Selle I've seen a lot of elevators do this while work with UP.
Ken Bryan This is fairly common here, particularly on years with large harvests and when rail service is backlogged - neither of which are in effect this year. But this is a relatively small elevator, so I assume it is SOP for this location.
|Edwsard Duke shared NebraskaTV|
Mark Olson Actually around here in corn country - they pile a lot of it outside on purpose when the harvest is going strong - you don't want to know what they do to your food before you get it. I am sure they will salvage 90% of that. What they can't salvage for human will go to animal feed. http://www.agriculture.com/.../tempary-grain-stage...
|Agriculture: Temporary Grain Storage Solutions|
Even though the elevator was built rather recently with big concrete silos, Moccasin, MT, also uses ground storage.