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    Default Bizarre grain theft in Québec

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    That's a lot of moonshine.

    Unless the robbers were farmers and had cattle or the like to feed it to, just exactly what would one do with 465 tons of corn? Is there a black market for such a thing?



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    That is one helluva heist!!! One tonne of corn is close to 40 bushels so this is a small trainload worth. Had to be well orchestrated since it isn't just a truckload but at least 15 and more if they didn't want to raise suspicions by being overweights. I would suspect the goods were loaded into producer cars and shipped off to some black market buyer, and yes there is a black market for any farm produce if you look hard enough.

    Just heard on the news the grain is worth 160K
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    You might want to read up on Billie Sol Estes; the grain may have never been there that could be why it wasn't easy spot the theifs... or maybe they have a massive rodent issue



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    Weird. Almost as weird as the $30 million maple syrup heist in Quebec earlier this year!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...rup-theft.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by saultgirl View Post
    Weird. Almost as weird as the $30 million maple syrup heist in Quebec earlier this year!
    That could be a sticky situation


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    you would take it to a mill and sell it for 7.50/bu
    mills don't ask where the corn came from they just write the checks
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    You just don't just haul to a mill in Canada, you haul to a grain buyer or to producer cars parked on a local siding for huge amounts and the cars get sent to the buyer. You must have a contract to deliver grain. Most Canadian grain thefts are to fill a short contract and most people, at least here, with off farm storage have added something to the grain to identify the owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
    You just don't just haul to a mill in Canada, you haul to a grain buyer or to producer cars parked on a local siding for huge amounts and the cars get sent to the buyer. You must have a contract to deliver grain. Most Canadian grain thefts are to fill a short contract and most people, at least here, with off farm storage have added something to the grain to identify the owner.
    Like what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saultgirl View Post
    Like what?
    Farmers can buy these bags of 'confetti' like paper... It looks like paper that has been shredded but much smaller, and on those little strip of paper there is an I'd number that is registered with the farmer. It happens more than you hear, especially if you have a great crop. Just add small handfuls at a time in the hopper when you are unloading the grain from the truck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by saultgirl View Post
    Like what?

    There are, but probably only out west, markers ranging from bits of paper to dye that can be purchased from the bigger grain buyers, like WIT, Viterra, and Con-Agra. There is a greater need here with people owning and/or renting 10 sections or more and having to store large amounts of grain miles from the farm yard. One such product (coded paper) is CropGard. Your grain buyer can aprise you of other products but CropGard is most common here.
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