Bin-buster ahead: Timing, weather key to Iowa crop storage

Industries ready for transportation, storage of harvest

By George C. Ford, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — What will happen if we have just too much corn?

Timing and weather will be major factors affecting whether Iowa has adequate corn and soybean storage capacity to handle what is forecast to be a bin-buster harvest.

Iowa’s corn crop is forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a record 2.44 billion bushels, 13 percent above the 2.16 billion bushels harvested in 2013.

Soybean production is forecast at 512 million bushels, up 25 percent from last year’s 411 million bushels.  Read more


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