Governments invest in grain storage research
By Top Crop Manager
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing nearly $484,000 in equipment and infrastructure needed to conduct specialized research projects on grain preservation and storage.
Funding will be invested to complete the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute’s (PAMI) grain innovation facility near Portage la Prairie, Man. This includes basic infrastructure needs, as well as specialized equipment such as hopper bins, a grain weighing wagon, lighting, conveyors, ventilation fans and related research instruments.
Once complete, the results of the research at the grain innovation facility will be used by the farming community and agribusiness sector.
PAMI is a non-profit applied research, development and testing organization, serving the agriculture industry in western Canada and internationally. It directly employs 11 people in Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas and completed 126 agricultural research projects last year. Its work is directed by an independent board of producers and the Manitoba and Saskatchewan governments. For more information, visitwww.pami.ca.
Funding for this project was provided through Growing Forward 2 (GF2). The federal and provincial governments invested $176 million in Manitoba under GF2 over the last five years, through a federal-provincial-territorial policy framework intended to advance the agriculture industry, helping producers and processors become more innovative and competitive in world markets.