When good yields are coupled with higher commodity prices, it stands to reason farmers might be in a spending frame of mind.

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Farmer Vance Ehmke, left, talks grain storage with contractor Kevin Govert, of Tribune, Kansas, in early December 2021 on the Ehmke farm in western Lane County, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Louise Ehmke.)

Common among those trends is expanding on-farm storage rather than paying for it at commercial grain elevators.

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Farmer Vance Ehmke, left, talks grain storage with contractor Kevin Govert, of Tribune, Kansas, in early December 2021 on the Ehmke farm in western Lane County, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Louise Ehmke.)

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