CHATHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA —AGRIS Co-operative plans to reopen its Wheatley, Ontario, Canada, elevator location for the fall soybean harvest.

“Producers, particularly in Essex County, experienced extremely difficult planting conditions this spring, which saw them switch many of their traditional corn acres to soybeans,” said Jim Campbell, general manager for AGRIS Co-operative. “Working closely with input from our three local Essex County board of directors, we have decided to re-open our Wheatley elevator which will provide our owners and customers another viable delivery point for their fall harvest.”

The AGRIS Co-operative Wheatley elevator features three unloading pits, complete grain conditioning services and has more than 700,000-bushel storage capacity.

AGRIS operates additional Essex County grain elevators at McGregor, Arner, Rochester and Stoney Point.

“Our grain origination team in Essex County is prepared for the re-opening of our Wheatley elevator location and ready to work closely with producers for fall delivery and marketing of their 2019 soybean crop,” said Don Kabbes, general manager of Great Lakes Grain. “With five local receiving points, we expect to offer fast and efficient service.”

AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. is a 100% farmer-owned grain marketing and farm-input supply company that serves more than 1,000 farmer owners in 14 locations in Essex, Kent, Elgin, Middlesex and Lambton Counties.

Great Lakes Grain is a grain marketing partnership between AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. and GROWMARK, Inc. Great Lakes Grain is one of the largest operators of Ontario country elevators. It represents close to 20 million bushels of storage capacity with total marketing in excess of 40 million bushels.