By FWi staff

FARMERS selling grain into intervention next season may be allowed to store the crop on their own farm.

The Intervention Board has agreed to let farmers store their own intervention to ease pressure on available storage facilities.

Farmers storing grain will have to abide by strict rules and regulations. In return, they will be paid a rental fee.

The payment will be equal to the intervention price, less the discharge rate and haulage costs to the nearest intervention centre.

On-farm storage keepers will receive 1.9p/ tonne for each day a crop is stored on their farm or 1.5p/ tonne for each day after grain is moved out.

The Intervention Board has also agreed to pay farmers £1.15/ tonne when the grain is finally sold from each farmers store.