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On-Farm Storage Down 50 Million Bushel, Off-Farm 20 Million
Iowa Ag Connection - 01/14/2021

Iowa on-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2020, was 2.05 billion bushels, down 50.0 million bushels from December 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Grain Stocks report. Iowa's 850 off-farm storage facilities have a storage capacity of 1.52 billion bushels, down 20.0 million from the previous year. As of December 1, 2020, Iowa had a total of 3.57 billion bushels of storage capacity, the largest total storage capacity of any state.

On-farm capacity included all bins, cribs, sheds, and other structures located on farms that are normally used to store whole grains, oilseeds, or pulse crops. Off-farm capacity included all elevators, warehouses, terminals, merchant mills, other storage, and oilseed crushers, which store whole grains, soybeans, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, safflower, sunflower, rapeseed, Austrian winter peas, dry edible peas, lentils, and chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Capacity data exclude facilities used to store only rice or peanuts, oilseed crushers processing only cottonseed or peanuts, tobacco warehouses, seed warehouses, and storage facilities that handle only dry edible beans, other than chickpeas/garbanzo beans.

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