CHANGES IN DESTINATION AND MODE OF TRANSPORT FOR ILLINOIS GRAIN, 1954, 1970, AND 1973

Grain sold from farms moved primarily through four types of firms: (1) country elevators, (2) terminal and export elevators, (3) feed mills and manufacturers, and (4) grain processors. By far the greatest proportion is moved through country elevators. From the country elevator, grain is moved directly and indirectly to Illinois processors, to export terminals, and to feed and processing firms in the Southeast. The channels were similar for all the major grains but differed slightly in the proportions moving to the various destinations. The document presents flow patterns for corn, soybeans and wheat. The primary focus of the study was on transportation requirements and the relationships between transportation and destination. The objective was to demonstrate the relative importance of different types of firms in providing the marketing services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM