The grain elevator and its role in rural economy

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The tall storage elevators that dot the interior plains of North America are part of a carefully planned network for the collection and distribution of grain. The elevators and the small towns adjacent to them were situated by rail-road companies during the late 19th century when the continent's agricultural heartland was being settled. Increases in agricultural production, a shift in emphasis from domestic to export production, and technological change in grain storage and transportation have produced visible changes in the old system of grain elevators. Today, as in the past, decisions affecting location of grain-storage elevators on the landscape are worked out carefully to minimize transportation costs. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-219
Number of pages12
JournalNational Geographic Research & Exploration
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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