Friday, December 4, 2015

Farmers dinged more for deadstock

Farmers who have Atwood Resources handle their deadstock face higher costs until the plant is rebuilt by February.

Owner Doug Smith says it’s taking longer than anticipated to rebuild after fire destroyed the plant a year ago.

It costs $200,000 a month to ship its customers' deadstock to an Ottawa facility, he said, and insurance coverage for that service is running out.

So he has told customers that they will either have to pay more to have their deadstock removed or store it until the plant resumes operations.

Yeah, sure it's a realistic option to store deadstock on farm.