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Giant grain store being built in Northamptonshire

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Media captionA co-operative of 500 farmers is behind the project

A giant storage and processing site for grain produced in Northamptonshire is being built in the county.

The £12m building, near the A6003 between Kettering and Corby, is due to be up and running in August.

Peter Knight, a director of farmers' cooperative Camgrain, said the building would be used to dry and package grain.

Farmers will be able to take their crops directly to the plan rather than have to dry the grain themselves and sell it via a merchant.

More than 40 farmers have already signed up for the scheme and another 40 are expected to sign up before harvest.

Mr Knight added "What it means to local farmers is the opportunity to have their grain collected stored and harvested to the highest modern standard."

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