FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Ag's Great Affluenza - 4
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Thu May 1, 2014 06:44 AM CDT

Editor's Note: "Ag's Great Affluenza" series analyzes how record U.S. incomes this past decade buoyed grain agriculture's long-term financial strength and global competitiveness. Subscribers can find other parts of this series in Recent Features.


OMAHA (DTN) -- Mark Ruff started building grain storage in 1997, his first year farming. He added a little storage capacity each year before his first big investment in a 48-foot-wide, 53,000-bushel bin with an airflow system and continuous-flow dryer in 2003-04.

He nearly doubled his capacity in 2010. He upgraded again in 2012, but this time he more than doubled his on-farm storage to 250,000 ...

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