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Keeping track in a shared Dryer/ Bin System between two separate farmers.

I farm with my uncle and we have our own land, and trade labor and equipment to get the job done and even up at the end of the year. He has a dryer system that is in need of replacing and I have been sending all my grain to town out of the field. We have been talking about how we could expand the grain system to include my corn and beans. We want to be able to keep track of everything and keep things fair. He has about 2.5x more land than me.

One thing I have been considering is that if I were to buy a new dryer system and if he would build a couple of bins. Electrical, gas, and bushels can be accounted for and divided out as we switch back and forth. I would charge him on a bushel rate and he could charge me storage. Then if we wanted to divide things up in the future there is a clear line of who has what.

Anybody else have other suggestions or ideas that have worked for them?

Thanks!

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

Easiest way is to put your grain in one bin and his grain in others. Then when you haul to town, count up the scale tickets and pay per bush...

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

How do you do that and keep your drying system to run effectively during fall harvest? Seems as though only one party at a time can dry unti...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Put in a scale.

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

For sure a scale, but if you want "your" grain always separate bin, seems as only one person at a time can dry...............unless someone ...

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Verified FBN Member (MS)

Start a new partnership 50/50, you/your uncle, buy some small acreage in that partnership and let the partnership build your new storage/dry...

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

We did the separate bin thing with my dad until he retired. Wouldn’t recommend it. Time consuming waiting to empty the wet bin and seeing ho...

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