Grain elevator failures have become all too common in a number of rural communities. Whether failure is attributable to improper or unauthorized activity in futures markets, reduced levels of income from grain storage, employee defalcations or other reasons, the impact on grain depositors and on the community generally is usually decidedly adverse.
Upon learning that failure has occurred or that failure is imminent, individuals affected by the failure are usually interested in knowing the probable amount and timing of any recovery.
Harl, Neil E.
"Failure of Grain Elevators,"
Agricultural Law Digest: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/aglawdigest/vol2/iss5/1