MAC growing along with Michigan production
Michigan Agricultural Commodities is investing in expansion projects to help keep pace with larger crops in Michigan.
Vice Present of Merchandising Robert Geers tells Brownfield Middleton’s organic corn facility is adding a 200,000-bushel grain bin and improvements for faster receiving and drier capacity.
“We continue to see exponential growth in that area which has surprised us but we’re willing to grow with our customers and add space,” he says.
A half million-bushel bin addition in Newaygo will help store more grain being produced in West Michigan.
“We expect to break ground in the spring and have that space ready for the fall of 2023,” he shares.
Geers says the expansions will help support MAC efforts to accept grain deliveries in 15 minutes or less at all facilities.
He adds Michigan farmers this past fall planted 670,000 winter wheat acres, the largest crop since 2010.
Brownfield interviewed Geers during the recent Michigan Agricultural Commodities Outlook Conference.