The risk of NOT storing you own grain
The risk of NOT storing you own grain is important and includes:
- Central storage may decide not to accommodate farmer’s stock any longer – this amounts to forcing you to sell to central storage.
- Silos may be leased by the current owner in total to the large food corporations, leaving you to find storage many miles away, if available, or forcing you to sell to the large corporations on their terms.
- The cost may just be increased, as is happening in many areas presently, to the point where you are forced to sell at a timing not entirely in your interest. From a logistical point of view, even flow-through bins only would enable the farmer to contract transport at favorable rates and would not delay the harvesting process.
A Silo built by ABC Hansen Africa
Posted by Adriaan on April 22, 2016