How local elevators connect field to market
examples of form and function at the Prescott, Coppei, Waitsburg and Dayton elevators
July 25, 2019
An example of a flat house storage unit at Northwest Grain Growers in Prescott. The interior of the flat house showing the first pile of soft white wheat accumulating in the back. The grain is unloaded into an under ground pit where the leg, a belt with continuous flat sided buckets brings the grain up to the roof level. An auger then brings the grain the length of the roof to openings where it is released to specific piles.
Buckets of pooled samples from each farmer's grain collected from this harvest. These samples are combined to provide the information to value the product for market....