The Illinois Department of Agriculture is prepared to immediately authorize the use of temporary and emergency grain storage structures to ease space shortages caused by shipping delays on the
Temporary storage enables licensed warehouses to store grain on a permanent base made of concrete, asphalt or a similar material provided the following requirements are met.
The authorization to use temporary storage expires after six months or on May 15, whichever comes first. If the licensee can demonstrate a continuing need, extensions of up to 90 days are available
Emergency storage enables licensees to store grain on the ground. However, it can be used only for three months and cannot be renewed.
One-point-two million bushels of grain have been approved for temporary storage thus far. Applications have been submitted for more than 19 million additional bushels.
Illinois Department of Agriculture