US Grain Elevators Facing A Host Of Challenges In New Crop Year

Low volatility, ample inventories and other factors combining to pressure profit margins for grain merchandisers

DENVER (May 10, 2016) — U.S. grain merchandisers are beginning the new-crop growing season facing significant challenges, according to a new research report by CoBank. Low price volatility, ample grain and oilseed inventories, slow farmer selling and an anemic export program suggest elevators are in for a difficult 2016-2017 season.

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