GRAIN HANDLING & PROCESSING
Get the most from your crop after it’s left your hands
Where does yield go after it’s been harvested? Indiana corn farmers have options — such as on-farm storage, county grain elevator, container yard, barge terminal, ethanol processing plants, shuttle elevator, corn processor … the list goes on. This makes the need for reliable rural infrastructure and methods of transportation central to the success of corn farmers in our state.
What’s the benefit? As a leading state in corn production, efficient and effective marketing, handling and processing aren’t just vital to our state’s corn growers — they’re vital to our state’s economy.
- Compared to other states, Indiana ranks 5th in corn production
- Of the 597 million bushels produced in Indiana in 2013, 112 million bushels were used as livestock feed, 276 million bushels were used in ethanol production, and 117 million bushels were shipped for out-of-state use
Ensuring markets – both domestic and international – remain viable is an important focus for ICMC. From working to identify value-added opportunities and resources for Indiana corn farmers to funding research that addresses the importance of transportation infrastructure to agriculture, ICMC remains committed to keeping Indiana’s corn market competitive.
On-Demand Market Information
CME Group: View corn-specific exchange information from the Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group’s trading arm for agricultural commodities).
USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Report: This report explains how much grain is remaining, broken down by commodity and state (on-the-farm and off-the-farm) to help producers gauge what’s going on and if there will be a future surplus or shortage.