A total of 2,339 local cooperative associations handled 4.6 billion bushels of grain during the 1979-80 marketing year. This amounts to around 40 percent of total off-farm grain sales. Their grain storage capacity totaled 2.3 billion bushels. Corn, at 1 .8 billion bushels, ranked as the leading grain handled; wheat second at 1.1 billion bushels. More than half the grain sold by local cooperatives moved by truck.