Grain Elevator Building Boom

Inside Dakota Ag

Recession? What recession? There's a grain elevator building boom going on in the eastern Dakotas.

Published on: November 30, 2010
Grain companies are hustling to keep up with the boom in grain production in eastern South Dakota.

ADM Benson-Quinn recently announced it will build an elevator at Tulare, S.D., next year.
The new facility will have two million bushels of storage, a 10,000 bushel per hour dryer and high-speed truck unloading and railcar loading equipment.

Harvest States and West Central Ag Services says they are teaming up to build a new shuttle grain elevator at Hannaford, N.D. They’ll break ground on Central Plains Grain this spring. West Central Ag Services a diversified grain and ag supply cooperative, has Minnesota locations in Ulen, Felton, Ada
, Glyndon and Fertile.

South Dakota Wheat Growers,
Aberdeen, S.D., is finishing up a $76 million expansion of drying, handling and storage facilities in 11 locations eastern South Dakota and southeast North Dakota. The cooperative doubled its drying capacity, increased storage capacity 23%, boosted receiving capacity 30% and added two new shuttle loaders to its system. Five more projects totaling more than $20 million are scheduled to begin next spring.