Farmers across the United States are feeling the pressure of rising grain storage costs and rotting crops, one of the results of a U.S. trade war with China.
The 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans has effectively shut down U.S. soybean exports to China, worth around $12 billion last year. China typically takes around 60 percent of U.S. supplies (Reuters).
With millions of bushels of corn and soybeans unsellable, farmers feel they are left with two options: let the crops rot, or pay for grain storage. Letting the crops rot means farmers will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in an already costly environment. And grain storage handlers have increased their prices as high as 60 percent, if they even have any storage space available.
But there is a third option: fabric buildings. In this critical time, fabric buildings are cost effective building solutions that are installed quickly, often within weeks. Their modular design makes for efficient construction with little operating down time.
These economical and versatile fabric structures provide column –free interiors up to 300 feet wide to any length, allowing for access to as much cubic storage as possible. Optimal clearance and operating height easily accommodate conveyors and elevators, and does not interfere with forklifts, racks, loaders, conveyors and other heavy machinery.
The superior ventilation and air circulation in a fabric building helps to preserve crop quality, reduce spoilage and maintain profits.
Don’t lose your corn or soybeans to rot or pay for costly storage fees. A grain storage fabric building can protect your crops, and your bottom line.
Learn more about Britespan’s grain storage fabric buildings