WHEAT CLEANING DECISIONS AT COUNTRY ELEVATORS
By: Johnson, D. Demcey; Wilson, William W.
Johnson, D. Demcey; Wilson, William W., WHEAT CLEANING DECISIONS AT COUNTRY ELEVATORS, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 18, Issue 2, December 1993, Pages 198-210
This article presents a mathematical programming model of wheat cleaning and blending decisions at a country elevator. Simulations are performed to illustrate the sensitivity of cleaning to selected variables, including the value of screenings, transportation costs, and market discounts for excess dockage. In addition, the model is used to assess the impact of including dockage in the grade standards for wheat.