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Published October 08, 2012, 06:46 PM

Early Harvest Causing Grain Storage Shortage

An early harvest for several crops including wheat and corn is causing storage problems at most elevators along the valley.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

An early harvest for several crops including wheat and corn is causing storage problems at most elevators along the valley.

There's only one place to store that crop overflow and that's on the ground. The hot and dry summer is being blamed for the unusual early harvest and the recent wet weather is making it challenging to keep the crop on the ground from deteriorating before it is shipped out. Corn stores longer on the ground then wheat or beans. Without loss that is up to six months.

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