When the farmers harvest the grain they can't haul the grain straight to the elevators. They have bins that holds the grain until they're allowed, via the quota system, to sell their grain and transport it to the grain elevators. I took this photo at my brother-in-law's farm this fall at sunset. As I said in an earlier blog, the farmers now require huge trucks to transport the grain. They have to pay truckers to come to the farm, pick up the grain and transport it to the elevator--another major expense for the farmer. It's definitely not the farmers who are making the big bucks.