Recent increases in South Dakota feed grain (corn, oats, barley, grain sorghum) requirements have not been proportional to increases in production. Thus, movements of feed grain out of South Dakota have been increasing. Surplus feed grain amounted to 1.9 million tons in 1970, or over 37 percent of total production. This compares with surpluses of 48 percent in 1969, 42 percent in 1968, and 35 percent in 1967 (Table 1). Feed grain surplus has been somewhat variable in recent years, primarily because of growing conditions. The 1970 surplus was abnormally low due to hot dry weather in August. Reliable estimates of feed grain production and utilization are available, but information concerning the movement of feed grain after it leaves the farms is not readily available. Such information is needed by persons engaged in the production, conditioning, storage and shipment of feed grain. This information also can be used to plan future transportation needs for the state and aid in planning locations of grain elevators and other agri-business firms. The purpose of this study is to document the flow of feed grains into and from South Dakota elevators. Primary emphasis is upon determining how the grain moves and where it goes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Brookings, SD  United States  57006
  • Authors:
    • Payne, W F
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: South Dakota State University, Brookings
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 605
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM