Grain Buyer

Manage grain elevators.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$31,000 – $101,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grain Buyers do?

Manages grain elevator: Examines samples to determine extent of dirt, burrs, hulls, seeds, and other dockage. Extracts samples and forwards them to local grain exchange for analysis and certification of moisture and protein content. Reviews analysis to ascertain amount of moisture and protein present in sample. Calculates market value and bargains with sellers to obtain grain at favorable price. Buys grain or issues storage certificates. Computes shipping cost to determine most economical way of transporting grain. Reviews and approves grain settlements to ensure that payments are made according to weight, moisture, and protein content. Keeps daily records on kinds and grades of grain received, prices paid, amount purchased, and amount in storage. Directs workers engaged in unloading, loading, storing, and mixing of grain for shipment and milling.


Should I be a Grain Buyer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Any Commodity Buyer, Buyer, Grain, Cattle Buyer, Chicken Buyer, Cotton Buyer, Cow Buyer, Cream Buyer, Egg Buyer See More

    How to become a Grain Buyer

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