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Title:Regional Elevator Survey: Grain Transportation and Industry Trends for Great Plains Elevators
Authors:Kimberly Vachal and Denver Tolliver
Publication Date:Aug 2001
Report #:DP-143
TRID #:01685411
Keywords:economic analysis, freight transportation, grain elevators, market assessment, regional analysis, rural areas, surveys, trend (statistics)
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


One potential means for gaining insight into the current state of the elevator industry, and into expectations for future trends, is through a survey. The objective of this study is to profile the transportation and industry characteristics of the elevators located in the Great Plains region of the United States. Transportation characteristics consider farm-to-elevator procurement and outbound elevator-to-market movements. In addition, elevator managers were asked to describe their operations and offer opinions regarding importance of issues pertinent to the future of the elevator industry.

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