Grain Silos to be Upgraded to Ensure Safety and Quality
To ensure the safety and security of the grain supplies of the world’s most populated country, China is planning to upgrade its grain silos. Due to a policy to achieve self sufficiency in grains resulted in bumper harvests and record stockpiles but quality is threatened due to lack of storage space.
The safety of the grain supply is facing severe challenges and according to the National Development and Reform Commission a lack in grain silos and drying facilities are causing waste in grains every year. This prompted officials to implement measures to upgrade all outdated silos and will stop using open air storages by 2020. China will also build new storage facilities that can store up to 50 million tons of grains.
Although China did not publish grain stocks that hit record high, analysts is expecting the corn stocks will stay in the 100 million tons before any projected bumper harvest late this year. The lack in grain storage prompted top grain producers to offer more subsidies in the processing industry that will help digest the grains.