Grain sampling systems provide a representative sample, traceability, and enable real-time analysis of grain The standard scoop on a stick-sampling technique may soon be a thing of the past with VeriGrain’s launch of its 300 series automated sampling and data management system during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. VeriGrain is a subsidiary of Intellicon. However, Intellicon chief executive officer Ken Jackson said VeriGrain is significant enough to warrant its own company. “The driver for the development of this product is there is quite a substantial information gap that exists between the point of production, the producer and the point of processing,” Jackson said. He said it can be difficult for growers to take representative samples when moving grain, especially during harvest, so farmers often don’t have an accurate understanding of what they have in the bin. This can cause problems when grain is shipped to a buyer, who bought it based on specifications or grade. “If you show up and that’s not what’s on the truck either you take a downgrade, or if it’s a really bad day they just won’t accept it at all. In every conversation I’ve ever had, no one has ever been upgraded,”...