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CWB To Hustle Grain Out Of Red River Valley

With overland flooding again expected in the southern portion of Manitoba’s Red River Valley, the Canadian Wheat Board plans to make room at area elevators for affected farmers to bring in their accepted grain now.

The CWB said March 12 it would put a program in place to help farmers who may have grain at risk in the Red River Valley between Morris and Emerson.

Additional rail cars will be allocated to elevators at Morris, Agassiz and Letellier to clear space in elevators so affected farmers can del iver their accepted Series A and B grain, the CWB said.

The CWB expects to move this grain from the end of March to the middle/end of April.

Farmers with at-risk grain can call the board at 1-800-275-4292 to register for early movement, and will need to indicate their preferred delivery company/ station, tonnes affected and bin locations.

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