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OMAHA (DTN) -- A new grain elevator is under construction in Julius Schaaf's hometown, and his eyes light up as he lists off the technology that will make it one of the most efficient in southwest Iowa.
Double pits will minimize truck lines during harvest, and it will have high-speed load-out capability for when it sends just-in-time corn shipments to the local ethanol plant.
It will ...