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 of the week, and accessible at www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture.
The grain storage listing service will work similar to the province's current online hay listing service. If producers have available storage that could be used in the event flooding becomes a risk, they are encouraged to contact their local GO office.
MAFRD is also working on completing a review of flood-prone areas and will be contacting farmers as a precaution to ensure grain from those areas can be moved if required. The minister also noted road restrictions will be eased this spring so at-risk grain can be transported.
March 19, 2014 By Top Crop Manager