Country Partners Co-op to build grain projects

Country Partners Cooperative is building 1.5 million bushels of additional upright steel storage and adding 20,000 bushels per hour dumping capacity at Cedar Rapids.
The facility is designed to handle soybeans and allow for faster dumping speeds at harvest for current and future producer’s needs. The project will reduce expensive seasonal transfers and improve merchandising opportunities through the elimination of forced sales at harvest time. Modernized facilities like this better position Country Partners for the future as it strives to serve members/producers with more efficient grain handling practices to compete under tighter profit margins. This additional storage capacity will complement the existing assets in the Cedar Rapids area.
Country Partners also announced the purchase of land two miles east of Gothenburg for development of a permanent set of corn storage bunkers. This stand-alone site will be supported by two scales (inbound and outbound), an office, sampling equipment, and high speed drive-over conveyors rated at nearly 55,000 bushels per hour. This project will provide customers with a high speed dumping experience for dry corn, which in its final stage will accommodate over six million bushels of corn at harvest time.

Read the complete story in the May 23 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.