According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, on July 6, Central Valley Ag (CVA)—a farmer-owned cooperative in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska—announced plans to build a new grain shuttle facility in Republic County, KS.

Located on an existing grain elevator site, the new 5.5-million-bushel (mbu) grain facility will allow for a “high-speed shuttle loader” with access to a BNSF railway line.

In addition to the grain shuttle facility, the site will include a 3.5-million-gallon liquid fertilizer plant that can receive fertilizer by rail or truck.

Construction of the grain shuttle facility will start this fall and finish by summer 2025.

In 2022, farmers in Republic County produced 5.1 mbu of soybeans—the fourth-highest production among Kansas counties.