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.
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAgricultural Experiment Station
Urbana, IL United States 61801
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Agricultural economics; Agricultural products; Corn; Crops; Exports; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Grain; Grain elevators; Marketing; Mills; Origin and destination; Physical distribution; Sales; Soybeans; Statistics; Traffic; Wheat
- Uncontrolled Terms: Grain trade
- Geographic Terms: Illinois
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Grain crops
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00166721
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM