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Grain storage makes delivery easier

Staff writer

The grain storage building under construction on Kanza Rd. east of Hillsboro will provide farmers with another option for delivering grain when it is completed.

The concrete hoop building is 504 feet long and 135 feet wide and will have the capacity to store almost 2 million bushels, according to Cooperative Grain and Supply manager Jerry Fenske.

“It will provide permanent storage, so there won’t be a need for a bunker,” he said. “With a bunker, it’s a guessing game. The grain sits on the ground and you don’t know what you are going to find when you take the cover off.”

Fenske said it probably will be used mainly for corn, but will store wheat at times or even soybeans.

An 8-foot deep tunnel running lengthwise under the center of the floor will hold a conveyor belt to reclaim grain for loading out.

Last modified July 18, 2019