Bagging a Big Crop
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:49 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Pete Pistorius saw the beginnings of a bumper crop budding in his cornfields in central Illinois as early as June and July.

In preparation, he bought enough white, polyethylene bags to store 450,000 bushels worth of grain and the equipment to load and unload them on the corn and soybean operation he runs with his father and brother-in-law near Blue Mound, Ill.

Now, as he slogs toward the halfway mark of his harvest in mid-October, the investment appears to have been a wise one.

According to an early September estimate by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, grain ...

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