SHULLSBURG, WISCONSIN, U.S. — Cargill AgHorizons is upgrading its grain elevator by improving truck line flow and increasing truck unload capacity from 16,000 bushels per hour to 57,000 bushels per hour, the company said on March 3.

"This project will help us better utilize our significant storage space at the Shullsburg location," said Jason Meyer, Cargill's regional general manager. "The additional capacity will help significantly reduce the time our farmer customers wait to unload their grain at peak harvest times. We are looking forward to the opportunity to invest in local agriculture infrastructure to create increased mutual value for farmers and Cargill."

The Shullsburg facility was built in 1980 and has been operated by Cargill since 2005. Grain is delivered by local producers during harvest and is loaded out throughout the year to Cargill's river terminal in East Dubuque, Illinois, U.S., and to local processor markets.

In recent years, the majority of the volume has been corn. After the upgrades are completed, the facility will be able to accept other products.

Cargill employs five full-time employees at its Shullsburg grain elevator.