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No injuries were reported in the collapse of a grain bin at Fibreco’s Vancouver port terminal on Sept. 11, 2020. (DNV Fire Rescue Service photo via Twitter)

‘Structural failure’ downs Vancouver terminal grain bin

Terminal owner Fibreco, bin maker AGI pledge to investigate

The owner of a new West Coast grain and pulse crop export terminal pledges to investigate the collapse Friday of a new commercial-scale grain bin at its site. Fibreco Export Inc., a wood fibre exporter majority-owned by forest products firm Tolko Industries, said in a release Saturday that “one of our new agricultural product silos […] Read more

GrainViz engineer Braden Pierce explains the system to farmers at Ag Days at Brandon, Man. in 2018. (Screengrab from GFM/Greg Berg video)

Agco to buy GrainViz system’s Winnipeg developer

System due out in limited release this fall

U.S. farm machinery firm Agco has set up a deal to buy its Winnipeg partner in the development of the GSI GrainViz grain monitoring system. Georgia-based Agco announced Friday it now has an agreement to acquire 151 Research, with which it had signed an “exclusive technology partnership” back in December 2018 to develop the GrainViz […] Read more


You need training before using a grain bin fumigant

A Farmer Pesticide Certificate is good for five years and a training course is required for a renewal

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are several ways to combat an insect infestation in a grain bin, says a provincial crop specialist. Diatomaceous earth added to the grain as the bin fills can provide some protection. “Cooling the grain to -20 C and keeping it there for a week will also kill off insects,” said Harry Brook. “Or you […] Read more