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Minnesota Off-Farm Storage Capacity Up Marginally
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/13/2020

Minnesota on-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2019, was 1.55 billion bushels, unchanged from 2018, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Grain Stocks report.

Minnesota's 555 off-farm storage facilities had a storage capacity of 810 million bushels, up 1 percent from the previous year. As of December 1, 2019, Minnesota had a total of 2.36 billion bushels of storage capacity, up marginally from last year.

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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