The markets are telling farmers to store the crop. In turn, farmers are exploring storage options. Loftness is an equipment manufacturer for bag storage and co-owner David Nelson says farmers will need the right equipment if they’re considering a bag storage option. “We call it a bagger. It’s a machine that the bag mounts on and then you can fill it with either a grain cart or a semi. You need a tractor on the bagger and then, a grain cart or semi.” Unless there is a tear or break, Nelson says the crop isn’t likely to rot or mold in a sealed bag. Farmers need to also consider where they’ll place the bags. “What’s that ground going to be like in April or March when you want to empty the bags? Is it going to be dry? You don’t want to bag in low ground. A little bit of a slope is good, well drained. Consider service and parts availability and that kind of thing when you’re deciding on which bagger to buy.”
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