Bunge eases barley moisture allowance after harvest rain

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With recent rainfall delaying many crop farmers during harvest, Bunge has raised its moisture allowance for barley deliveries.

Bunge has grain-receival facilities at Kukerin and Arthur River and a port terminal in Bunbury.

Bunge Agribusiness Australia country manager Steve Bennett said they extended the allowance to 14 per cent on feed barley at Kukerin and up to 15 per cent at port.

“We have shown flexibility on our moisture-receival maximum for early harvest deliveries on Barley,” he said. “Bunge has done this so that farmers can commence harvest earlier than what they would have normally. We see this flexibility important in order to get headers going and the harvest in as quickly as possible in what is an already hectic time of the year.”

Mr Bennett said the allowance would also benefit the flow of trucks through the receival sites in a “win-win situation”.

“Bunge has been able to manage the quality on our program with confidence given the flexibility we have on our early sales,” he said.

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