Fluctuating commodity prices are just one of the many risks that today’s farming operations face.  On-farm grain storage is an effective strategy that enables producers to obtain higher prices for their crops and benefit from the growing demand for a consistent grain supply.

On-farm storage gives farmers the flexibility to hold their grain for a higher return on investment at a future date, rather than having to sell it at harvest time when elevators are receiving large quantities of grain.  That’s why farmers who want an edge when the markets are low should make on-farm storage a key component of their grain marketing strategy. 

In addition, according to Scott Becker, sales operation manager with GSI (Grain Systems, Inc.) farmers with their own storage system can avoid bottlenecks at harvest and get their grain out of the field quickly when harvest conditions are optimal, reducing the risk of crop loss when grain is allowed to dry down too long in the field .

Get answers to common questions about on-farm grain storage, including adding or expanding storage on your farm.