On-Farm Grain Storage Capacity Stays at 380 Million Bushels

Wisconsin on-farm storage capacity on December 1, 2020, was 380 million bushels, no change from December 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Grain Stocks report. Wisconsin’s 340 off-farm storage facilities have a storage capacity of 405 million bushels, up 10 million bushels from the previous year. As of December 1, 2020, Wisconsin had a total of 785 million bushels of storage capacity.

On-farm capacity included all bins, cribs, sheds, and other structures located on farms that are normally used to store whole grains, oilseeds, or pulse crops. Off-farm capacity included all elevators, warehouses, terminals, merchant mills, other storage, and oilseed crushers which store whole grains, soybeans, canola, flaxseed, mustard seed, safflower, sunflower, rapeseed, Austrian winter peas, dry edible peas, lentils, and chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Capacity data exclude facilities used to store only rice or peanuts, oilseed crushers processing only cottonseed or peanuts, tobacco warehouses, seed warehouses, and storage facilities that handle only dry edible beans, other than chickpeas/garbanzo beans.