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Huge grain storage bags are seen in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota in this 2012 aerial handout photo. Demand has surged this summer for the white polyethylene bags the length of a football field and the equipment required to fill them, according to manufacturers and wholesalers, allowing farmers to store millions of bushels of corn and soybeans at a fraction the cost of conventional silos and far more efficiently than leaving grain in the open air. REUTERS/Loftness Specialized Equipment

Grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales

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CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.

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