Farmer's Co-op to ad new 919,000 bushel grain silo

HEMINGFORD – Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company recently announced a grain expansion project which is slated for completion by July 1, 2019 in Hemingford.

In the release making the announcement, the co-op said it has a sound balance sheet with strong financials to fund this project which it says will better serve patrons.

The 919,000 bushel grain storage silo will use concrete jump-form construction and will be adjacent to the East Elevator in Hemingford. It will be filled using existing elevation and have grain temperature sensing capability as well as aeration.

“This expansion will strengthen Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator Company’s grain operations and merchandising abilities,” the release stated. “It will also decrease the risk associated with piling grain on the ground in temporary storage.”

Storage capacity at the East Elevator will almost double upon completion of the project, which will enable us to utilize the dumping capacity of pits A and B. This will increase overall dumping velocity throughout the harvest seasons.

Farmer’s Coop has made significant asset investments in the past decade in grain, agronomy and feed to better serve its patrons. This project is a continuation of the commitment made by Farmer’s Co-op employees, management and Board of Directors to be the premier provider of services that the co-op’s patrons need to be successful.

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