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Grain Drying Station Considered by Thjórsá River

Ideas have surfaced on constructing a large grain drying station in conjunction with planned hydropower plants by Thjórsá river in southern Iceland. Grain farming would have to increase significantly in Iceland for the project to pay off.

Grain farming in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

It is possible to extensively increase the percentage of locally-grown grain in animal fodder. The pork farm in Laxárdalur produces most of its own fodder with grain from its own fields. The fodder mainly consists of barley but the farm is now also experimenting with wheat, Morgunbladid reports.

The farmers in Laxárdalur, Hördur Hardarson and Björgvin Thór Hardarson, are the ones who proposed the grain drying station. The electricity produced by the power plants would be used for drying and a bridge by Árnes would make transport of grain easier.

Click here to read more about grain farming in Iceland.

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