Farmers running out of storage room for 2013 bumper crop

Global News

ALLAN, Sask. – This year, white grain bags are a common sight on freshly combined Saskatchewan fields.

The bags have commonly been used for silage but can also be used to store grain. Harvest 2013 has taken up storage like never before.

Jeff Hoiness has farmed near Allan, Sask. for more than 20 years and says harvest 2013 is one for the records.

“Cereal crops are the highest yields we’ve had, canola is as good as we’ve had,” said Hoiness.

Purchasing costly steel bins to store excess grain is only economical if they’re used annually.

Not expecting record crops back-to-back, grain bags are a cheap alternative for farmers during this surplus year, according to Michael Lynch with Greenline Enterprises.

“You’ve got ten bins and you need seven or eight at the last minute, you can put it in bags right in the field,” explains Lynch.

Greenline Enterprises has been selling…

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