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DESTINATION AND END USE OF CQLORADO'S
1980 WHEAT SHIPMENTS-
Destination Total Shipments End Use
Northwest Coast 37.5 Export Out of Country
Gulf Coast 22.0 Export Out of Country
Kansas City 10.2 Milling, Local Export, Misc.
Denver 9.1 Milling, Local Export, Misc.
Nebraska & 7.8 Milling, Local Export,
California Coast 6.1 Milling
Utah 3.6 Milling
Other '. 3.7 Misc.
The two largest markets for Colorado's wheat in 1980 were the West
Coast at 43.6 percent and the Gulf Coast at 22 percent. A1l but small quantities of
these shipments were further exported out of the country. It is this export market from
which wheat could probably be diverted most easily, primarily due to the quantities
(59.5 percent of total shipments) involved.
3.3.2 Grain Storage and Transportation
The commercial facilities for storage of barley,, wheat and other grain types
in eastern Colorado are quite extensive, as illustrated in Figure 3-9. This map indicates
the major highways and rail lines in Colorado and commercial storage facilities with
capacities in cubic meters. These facilities would be the locations for grain storage
prior to shipping to the San. Luis Valley from the 'north, northeast, east central, and
southwest areas of Colorado.
The transportation of these grains to the San Luis Valley would be accom-
plished lby rail or truck. Almost all of the storage facilities are located adjacent to rail
lines and highways, thereby providing two shipping methods. The selection of the trans-
portation method will be contingent upon cost, delivery time and reliability. However,
the factor that will most affect the delivered feedstock price will be the original
production source. Table 3-4 indicates the annual wheat production, commercial grain
storage facilities, and the truck and rail shipping' costs from the facilities for each
wheat growing district in Colorado.
With a 1979 average wheat market price of $91.77 per cubic meter
($3.13 per bushel), the requisite shipping charges can amount to from 11.3 percent to
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Hewlett, E.M.; Erickson, M.V.; Ferguson, C.D.; Sherwood, P.B.; Boswell, B.S.; Walter, K.M. et al. Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report, report, July 1, 1983; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874948/m1/63/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.