grain elevator


Definition of grain elevator

: a building for elevating, storing, discharging, and sometimes processing grain

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Farmers and grain elevators, particularly in the upper Midwest, are now struggling to find alternative markets for soybeans, as well as space to store this year’s crop, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects will set a record. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Tariffs May Crown Corn King Again," 28 Oct. 2018 Perdue has a degree in veterinary medicine and ran a successful grain elevator and farm supply business for nearly 30 years. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "U.S. trading partners are raising tariffs. That won't hurt Idaho farmers, Perdue vows," 4 July 2018 Here’s the story: Bath Township, in Michigan, was one of those little farm towns, with a grain elevator, a small drugstore, and everyone knew everyone. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "There is a national Memorial to Fallen Educators and it is about to add 10 new names," 19 June 2018 The silence was broken only by a vintage pickup truck pulling up to the Downs grain elevator, huge mounds of excess grain piled high on the ground all around it. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "It Turns Out No One’s in Kansas Anymore," 1 May 2018 The secret for G3 Canada lies in high-efficiency grain elevators, according to Chief Executive Officer Karl Gerrand. Jen Skerritt,, "Canadian Crop Trader Has a Workaround for Rail Backlogs," 28 Feb. 2018 Its owners last year put the family-run business up for sale — the seven acres of fields, the grain elevator, bins, and retail store — hoping that the agricultural heritage of the longtime operation would be preserved. Cindy Atoji Keene,, "Former financial adviser going with the grain," 10 Mar. 2018 Other new Harbor District uses envisioned include the area near Nidera's harbor front grain elevator, 960 E. Bay St., which could be developed for light industrial use, a marina and mixed-use residential and commercial buildings. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan that envisions eventual transformation of Milwaukee's Harbor District wins early OK," 23 Jan. 2018 The federal government sharply reduced fines and dropped the severity of citations in a pending settlement of labor complaints brought after a deadly explosion at an Atchison, Kan., grain elevator six years ago. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Bartlett Grain fines for Kansas explosion slashed by OSHA | The Kansas City Star," 20 Dec. 2017

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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: a tall building for storing grain

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