September 25, 2014

Grain cars trickle into area elevators

By Edna Sailor

The good news is that grain cars have been trickling into area elevators. That makes elevator managers too busy to spend much time on the telephone. When a few cars come in it is "all hands on deck" including the managers. Dakota Quality Grain in New Town received 25 cars. They had them all loaded for market within days of the arrival. The situation in New Town is not as dire as other places according to DQG Manager Randy Froshaug.

He stated, " The cars coming into New Town off and on have allowed the local elevator to keep up with harvest, but that is also because of the weather. We have had rain and two major hail storms south of New Town recently. With some crops destroyed, we are not getting the bushels we thought we would from that area. Road construction along North Dakota Highway 23 near New Town has been an issue. Our farmers along North Dakota Highway 8 have chosen to haul grain to Parshall to avoid the heavy traffic."


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