Floods hit CBH grain shipments at crucial stage of season

Australia’s largest grain handler CBH faces a big damage bill and delays to shipments at one of the most crucial moments of the season after record rains over the weekend. The emergency is a blow to grain farmers, who had been celebrating a record harvest.

The co-operative confirmed flooding at a receival site in Borden north of Albany, where grain was held after local growers collected it after harvest. Social media posts showed torrents of water gushing through the Borden site and lapping the edges of temporary grain pens.

Because of the record harvest, big amounts of grain were in emergency overflow bins at sites around the Wheatbelt.

Full Story at The West Australian

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