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Grain at Risk of Moisture, Insects
Wed Apr 23, 2014 04:22 PM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Less grain and oilseeds being shipped this past winter means Canadian farmers are keeping more grain in storage, which some producers say can be a risky business.

Carrying crops over to the next spring brings many challenges that could cause the grain to lose quality. Condensation and moisture in bins and silos are a few of those big challenges.

"They (the grains and oilseeds) lose value, ultimately," said Doug Chorney, the president of Keystone Agricultural Producers. "That's the price you pay for having quality degradation."

Chorney says that moisture in bins will not only depreciate the ...

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