Storage of Ag Products

Storage Options

Agriculture products always require some sort of storage from producer to consumer. Some products are bulky taking up a lot of space, some are perishable requiring cooling and high humidity, and others are fragile requiring special handling and stacking. Handling products by hand, forklift, auger or tractor all take considerable labor. The structure and design of the storage system should take into consideration the labor it takes to move product in and out.

If you don’t have the storage capacity yourself, you will have to secure it at another facility or find contacts within the industry that can arrange storage. If you have a bumper crop and run out of available storage chances are that other producers have the same situation. Across the Midwest there has been times when thousands of bushels of corn were stored on the ground exposed to moisture, rodents and the wind. The losses were immense.