As this years big harvest comes in, grain elevators are, as usual using temporary and emergency storage to hold all that grain.
Jeff Adkisson is exec V.P. of the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, representing grain elevators across the state. The volume of grain handled this time of year is enormous, with a farmer filling a semi with corn every four or five acres.
In addition, modern, larger, harvesting equipment means the crop comes in faster every year and that puts a strain on elevators to handle that much grain, more rapidly, every year.
Jeff Adkisson of the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois.