Storage
An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development specialist says proper storage techniques are a must to maintain the quality of stored grain. Producers typically manage grain by hauling directly to a grain buyer or putting the product into storage on the farm. If cereal grain is stored on the farm it…
Mar. 24, 2014 - Manitoba is making a special one-time amendment to spring weight restriction policy on provincial roads to enable farmers to get their grain to market. According to Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn, Manitoba's grain elevators are operating at 116 per cent of working capacity,…
Mar. 24, 2014, Winnipeg, MB – CWB is building its first grain elevator west of Portage La Prairie, in Bloom, Man. The elevator is expected to be ready to receive grain for the 2015 harvest. According to a news release, once completed, the state-of-the-art facility will feature industry-leading railcar loading…
Mar. 18, 2014 - To help farmers identify available grain storage locations across the province, the Manitoba government is developing a grain storage listing service. In a news release, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) minister Ron Kostyshyn said the service will be up and running by the end…
Mar. 3, 2014 - The backlog of grain shipments that has left sellers with unfilled orders and stuffed storage bins has many Western farmers facing a cash shortfall just weeks ahead of planting season, according to a story in the Globe and Mail. The number of farmers seeking cash advances…
Jan. 3, 2014, Thamesville, Ont. – Agris Co-operative Ltd. is constructing four new steel grain bins in Thamesville, Ont., as part of a marketing and positioning investment for future expansion. The investment will improve storage capacity and traffic flow by removing some existing storage and adding additional storage, the company said in…
Nov. 11, 2013 - UFA is holding Grain & Canola Storage Insights Seminars in several locations throughout Alberta in November and December.The seminars bring together a selection of industry leaders and experts to discuss topics of interest in the grains and oilseeds industry. Topics for discussion include: Tips to properly…
Nov. 5, 2013, Regina, SK - Viterra is investing over $34 million into its Alberta elevator network through two upcoming projects.The first is the construction of a new high throughput grain terminal near Grimshaw, Alta. The concrete facility will be developed with a 104 railcar loading capability and approximately 30,000…
Oct. 16, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - A lot of canola went in the bin hot and will still be hot unless it has been aerated or turned to cool it down. Pockets of green seed, tough seed and dockage within an otherwise dry and cool bin can also lead to…
With consolidation a major trend in agriculture today, many farmers who take on additional acres are running into a costly side effect of growth: the need for more – often a lot more – grain and fertilizer storage space.It’s a situation Albert, Paul and Ken Wagner, brothers who together grow…
Spoilage problems in storage can take a big bite out of a grower’s economic returns for canola. With the trend to higher oil content canola, growers are wondering if the requirements for safe storage might be different from those for regular canola. A recently completed preliminary study in Saskatchewan and…
Sept. 13, 2013 - Western Canadian grain producers are harvesting their crops, and some are planting winter wheat. Because producers may be handling seed and harvested grain at the same time, there is a risk that treated seed may contaminate harvested grain intended for delivery.The Canadian Grain Commission reminds producers…
Sept. 6, 2013, Winnipeg, MB – As the 2013 grain harvest gets under way it is important for grain producers to take steps now to reduce potential insect infestations in stored grain, according to the Canadian Grain Commission."Although this year was not as warm as the preceding summer, there is…
June 11, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Richardson International Limited is investing $40 million to further enhance its Richardson Pioneer network of grain handling and crop input centres across Western Canada. This investment includes increased grain storage, high-speed fertilizer blenders, a fertilizer distribution centre and the creation of four new crop…
The importance of aeration during a harvest when climatic conditions are hot and dry is not always considered, and this can result in overheating due to moisture migration. In this article, we will examine a common problem experienced during a hot and dry harvest when aeration is not utilized properly:…
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