Choose a site alongside a road or a firm well-drained area to allow trucks, loading and unloading equipment access to the grain bags. Preparing the site ahead of time will save time and money down the road. The site should be on an elevated, slightly sloped and firm section of land with no chance of flooding. Check the site for any areas that do not drain naturally, and dig drainage channels to shed the water away from the grain bag storage site. Also, when selecting and preparing the site, keep in mind that machine traction is a very important process during the loading of the grain bags. Poor wheel traction will make it difficult to maintain the proper filling of the grain bag during the loading process.
NOTE: Do NOT store grain bags under trees. Branches from the trees can fall onto the top of grain bags where the most stretch is and cause stress or puncture the bag. Impact at the highest stress point of the grain bag could result in the grain bag splitting along its entire length.