The Situation: it might seem strange to already be talking about logistics for harvest 2020. Demand for corn at ethanol plants is down, (hopefully short term), caused by the collapse in the crude oil markets and waning fuel demand from Covid-19 etc. If this leaves you thinking about the crops you already have in bins, and what this means for fall, you’re not alone. We have been experiencing a high number of calls from farmers who are looking for solutions to help them this fall with regards to grain storage.
A solution? Grain Bagging.
1. Either by bagging what you have in storage currently,(this grain has already been dried and conditioned), then utilizing your bins for new crop this fall
2. by keeping your current supply in bins and expanding your storage options by bagging this falls harvest, grain bagging can solve logistical and storage problems for you during uncertain market times.
Our Story: We have been bagging grain on our own farm for 13+ years, as a way to retain control of our grain even in better times. Logistically it works better as we can bag directly in the field we are harvesting, and not drive back and forth to a bin miles away wasting fuel and time. We also like to retain control of our grain and get the very best price we can, so holding grain on our farm in bags vs sending it to the terminal where we lose control of it, is a better option financially. This is even more important to us in times of extreme uncertainty.
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Time Line: Most of the time grain baggers are still available in the months close to harvest, but with the wave of calls and sales we have been getting, its best to plan ahead for fall now, rather than get left without options.
How to: If you are new to grain bagging, here are some helpful posts we’ve made before answering customers frequently asked questions as well as best practices to be successful at bagging grain:
We also have experienced staff on hand to help get first time grain baggers off to a great start and also help with any issues regarding grain bagging, whether its on the phone or in person with our dedicated service team and service plane.
Read more about our service department here: http://www.showmeshortlineblog.com/blog/customer-service-at-its-best