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Grain Bagging | Farm Industry News: Trend Watch

October 08, 2014

Over the weekend I was visiting our family’s long-time friends, Mary, Arlen, and Sheila Hall, who had driven in from Kansas for our annual fishing trip and Arts Meander. Mary mentioned that farmers in her area were bagging their harvested grain this year to avoid the long lines at the elevator.

Turns out it’s a trend in other states, too. This morning I received an email from a rep at Loftness Specialized Equipment, a company in Hector, MN, saying they've been experiencing a huge spike in demand for their grain bagging equipment, especially in the Upper Midwest and Canada, due to the rail issues. Since most of the grain bins and elevators in the region are full, farmers have few options left for their fall harvest, besides bagging it or piling it on the ground...

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