More Grain Storage Seen
By the Associated Press, Friday, April 25, 1958
Commercial grain storage in Cheyenne County will be more than half million bushels larger for the 1958 crops than was available last year.
The Farmers Union Co-op Grain Co. of Gurley has let a contract for the construction of 8 cement tank-type grain storage bins.
Ross Handley, president of the co-op board of directors, said a contract for $110,500 was let to Tillotson Construction Co. of Omaha.
Arnold Draper of Gurley, member of the board of directors, reported that this new addition will add 274,000 bushels in grain storage to the present plant.
Plans call for placing this year’s crop of wheat in the new tanks.
Work is also under way at Dalton and about 20 miles north of Sidney for the Dalton Co-op Society to add some 250,000 bushels of storage to its facilities.
Farmers Union Grain Co. of Sidney plans to have about 70,000 bushels of additional space ready for the 1958 harvest.
The added storage will be urgently needed if present winter wheat prospects materialize into a big harvest.
Estimates now call for a harvest from the Panhandle of 20 to 25 million bushels of wheat this crop year.
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