Grain elevators are preparing for storage shortages due a large crop and lack of demand. Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Executive Director Bob Zelenka says it will take time to straighten things out. “If they do, we have to get back on track with ordering freight. There is a lot of pressure when you have everybody ordering freight at the same time, and it’s hard to make that work,” says Zelenka. “With any luck, things will eventually ease. We hope to see the marketplace open up, but time will tell.” Soybean harvest has started in western Minnesota, and the markets are signaling farmers to store their grain. Zelenka encourages farmers to have a conversation with their local elevator about storage availability while making harvest plans.
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