INDIANAPOLIS — In anticipation of higher yields this harvest season, the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency reminds the state’s licensed grain facilities they can apply for temporary or emergency storage by contacting the agency.
Requests must be submitted in writing and approved by the agency’s director.
“Anytime you’re looking at higher, potentially record, yields, storage space could be a challenge for some grain facilities, which is something we want to prepare for ahead of time,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director. “We want every licensee to know that temporary and emergency storage is available and to contact our grain buyers agency for assistance.”
To apply for temporary or emergency storage, the licensee must adhere to the following requirements, which are outlined in the Indiana Administrative Code.
For temporary storage requests, the licensee must have:
- asphalt or concrete floor,
- rigid, self-supporting sidewalls,
- acceptable waterproof covering,
- access to the grain for the purpose of sampling; and,
- the grain must be removed by May 1, unless an extension is granted by the agency director.
For emergency storage requests, the grain must be:
- paid in full and owned by the elevator,
- removed by Jan. 31, 2019, unless an extension has been granted by the agency director; and,
- no stored grain belonging to others is allowed.
Additional information on emergency storage is available on the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s website.