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Watch closely for damp grain in storage bins

Wet grain has to be dealt with quickly, hot grain cooled down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wet weather has not only slowed down harvesting and reduced quality, but increased the potential for storage problems, says provincial crop specialist Harry Brook. “There might be a temptation to harvest damp or wet grain just to get it in the bin,” said Brook. “But the issue of wet grain has to be dealt with […] Read more

Canola seed coming out of a bin.

Bold — and well organized — thieves make off with $15,000 worth of canola

Grain confetti, a good lock, and storing high-value crops close to home can deter thieves

Reading Time: 2 minutes A bit of canola underneath the hopper bottom was the only sign something was wrong at Randy Syvenky’s grain bins on the outskirts of Edmonton. But a look inside the bin showed that more than $15,000 worth of canola had been stolen sometime in the night. “It looks like they took 40 tonnes or about 1,200 […] Read more