Grain bags offer economical storage option for bumper crops

Smith, Ron
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/21/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the viable option in storing grain through polyethylene bags for the farming industry in the U.S. as of 2010. Texas AgriLife Extension economist Mac Young estimated the storage and handling cost for 2009 was at 73 cents per bushel for elevators, 33 cents for on-farm storage and 22 cents per bushel for grain bags. In relation, grain bags' significant advantages were harvest flexibility and minimal capital investment but receipt grain stored in bags cannot be warehoused.


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