Soybeans and corn are Minnesota's leading cash crops. These are the top crops that feed our cattle, hogs, and poultry. They have many different uses.
Soybeans and corn are planted in April and May. During the summer:
Both crops are harvested in the fall.
After they are harvested, soybeans and corn are stored in grain bins on the farm or at local elevators. They are kept dry to prevent mold and spoiling. Some farmers grind and mix soybeans and corn with other grains to feed their farm animals. Some farmers sell their crops to processors. They are hauled away from the farm by truck.
Cleaning is the first step. Then crops are processed. How they are processed depends on how they will be used.
Once the corn and soybeans have been made into products, they are taken to stores where people can buy them.