Farmers across the mid-south are storing grain without investing in costly grain bins! Storage bags give you control and time to market your crops for top dollar for only 7 cents per bushel without the long-term investment and time delay of building more grain bins. In addition to a wise choice for fime and money, the convenience of putting grain bags in the field where harvesting is taking place or anywhere on your farm is a real plus for growers. Because grain bags are a reliable grain storage solution, grain can be freighted after harvest, freeing up time during harvest without giving up quality or even color. Storage is unlimited especially during a bumper crop season. The bags are sealed air tight without the use of chemicals giving you an organic option for your grains. It’s quality storage at a price you can live with.
A grain bag is simply a long PE (polyethylene) bag that comes in sizes of:
- 9 ft. x 200 ft. with a capacity of around 8,200 bushels of wheat or 8,000 bushel of corn. (empty bag weight is 270 lbs.)
- 9 ft. x 250 ft. with a capacity of around 10,260 bushels of wheat or 10,000 bushels of corn. (empty bag weight is 335 lbs.)
The bag is sealed airtight with a life of 1 to 1.5 years in the open, preventing the development and reproduction of fungus and insect. This airtight environment can eliminate the need for chemicals with an average bag cost of 7 cents per bushel of stored grain. These unique Grain Bags allow for storage amounts to vary by simply cutting the bag and resealing it again.
*Amount varies with moisture content, specific weight and bagger pressure settings.
The grain bag is a laminated mix of three layers of polyethylene with the first two layers acting as a UV filter. The third layer is black and is designed to keep out the sunlight.
The bags are designed to stretch to a maximum of 10% measured during the filling process to prevent overfilling.
The unique, specialized-design of grain bags allow for storage versatility, whether in the field where harvesting is taking place or a grain storage site, as long as the bags are placed on clean ground with good drainage and free of sharp objects.
The harvest will not be delayed waiting for storage to become available on farm or elsewhere.
The grain bag can be put in the field where harvesting is taking place or anywhere on the farm.
Grains can be stored based on their variety, grade, protein, moisture or for any other reason.
Bag cost of 7 cents per bushel of stored grain.
The high price of freight during harvest can be avoided by negotiating a freight rate on a back load or by shopping around for after harvest rates.
Grain can be freighted after harvest, freeing up time during harvest.
Quality assurance control.
The opportunity to grow, store and market niche crops on farm.
Grains retain their quality, including color.
Gives the producer control and time to market the crop.
Helps avoid hasty decisions on pricing your commodities at harvest when pricing can be complicated and can cost you money.
Marketing your commodity knowing that you have the crop in the bag rather than before harvest, hoping you can achieve the bushels to fill contracts.
Storage in a bumper season is unlimited.
The grain bags are sealed airtight, therefore chemicals are not required. No withholding period.
Perfect for organic commodities.
Reduce reliance on chemicals helping to delay resistance.
Eliminated costly on farm storage systems, tying up capital.
Flexibility at all times from harvest to marketing and feeding commodity.