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Four Lakes facility to add storage

Anticipated big harvest to be kept in temporary piles outside


August 17, 2017

Paul Delaney

As railcars are staged to deliver or pick up grain shipments at the Highline Grain Terminals in Four Lakes, construction crews in background prepare for the installation of new temporary grain piles.

Two years ago concrete silos were sprouting up in Four Lakes at the Highline Grain Terminal.

In about six weeks the bumper crop from the 2017 wheat harvest is expected to be piled in temporary storage onsite, Keith Bailey, general manager and CEO of Ag Ventures said.

The idea of adding ground storage was in the plans from the very beginning. "We just didn't know whether it would be right away or not," Bailey said, adding the first one should start filling in September.

Because of the crop quality last year there was a lot of late selling and a lot of late movement of grain carried over int...

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