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Grain storage costs have soared. That puts Midwest elevators and co-ops in a tough spot.

Aug 4, 2023
Rising interest rates and high crop prices costs are making it more expensive to store grain — a critical step for many farmers.
A worker monitors grain being transferred into the Top AG grain co-op’s silos in Okawville, Illinois. Farmer co-ops have to buy grain when farmers are ready to sell.
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