Filling the Feed Troughs of Minnesota and Beyond

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  06/26/2002


This study describes a portion of grain production and movement patterns in Minnesota. A related study, "Where Does Minnesota's Grain Crop Go?" uses grain elevator survey data to detail the movement levels and destinations of grain and oilseeds that are grown in Minnesota. In this project, researchers identified 1999 grain and oilseed production levels, livestock populations in individual counties of the state, and required amounts of feed for the livestock populations. From this analysis, they determined net feed grain surpluses and deficits. They calculated the net movement of all grain after local feeding and processing activities to track the impacts on Minnesota roads. The report includes tables that describe the consumption of feed grains and soybean meal by livestock in each county and maps that show the levels of production, surplus/deficit levels by county, and net movement of grains and oilseeds.

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