There has been a lot of activity at Riggs Grain Company in San Saba this spring. Local farmers have the wheat hauled in by trucks to Riggs Grain Company where they are loaded into train cars and shipped out. The company exports most of the grain; for example, the first shipments this year were sent to Algeria flour mills. On Monday, May 28th the cars being loaded will be shipped to Texas flour mills. Also, the harvest and hauling will be completed May 28th this year. According to Monty Riggs, this is the first time in the history of their 45 year old company, that the harvest time has been completed in May. In fact, the harvest usually starts in May and finishes in June or July. The yield this year is great and the prices good with the average price at this time $6.35 a bushel. When the trucks arrive at Riggs Grain Company they are weighed before they are unloaded and after, when they are empty to record the amount of grain. This season they have loaded approximately 88-90 train cars that have a capacity of approximately 200,000 lbs each. The company has also loaded trucks and have some grain stored locally. Monty Riggs, Mitchell Riggs and Tim Sebastian take care of the grain yard which includes scheduling trucking, loading & unloading, weighing, selling, buying and shipping. Monty and Mitchell’s father, Marvin Riggs has been part of the grain operation until this year. You’ll find him at R & R Fuel taking care of business there. Gaston McCoury is the driver of the truck at the yard being emptied of grain and James Stewart is the truck driver at the weigh station. The great yield this year has surely helped the economy.