NEWS
PNW Building Boom - 2
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:11 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Mattsons used to haul their wheat crop 75 miles to the largest grain elevator near their farm in Chester, Mont., until two years ago.

"If everything went well, just getting there and unloading the semi would be about three hours round trip," said Janice Mattson, adding that sometimes it took longer, especially if many trucks were waiting to unload. It made hauling grain straight from the field to market "next to impossible."

Then two rival grain companies built brand new 110-car shuttle elevators just miles apart in Chester, cutting their travel time to market down to ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
USDA Eyes Rural Investment
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Adverse Weather Hurts DuPont Earnings
Cost of Carry Calculation
Stress Test for Borrowers
Agricultural Adventure
CHS Expanding Propane Storage