Some edible bean growers may be considering storing beans on farm this winter hoping for a better price next spring.

Dennis Lange, Agronomist at Parent Seed Farms in St. Joseph, says there's a number of things producers can do to ensure crop quality is maintained.

He notes one of the easiest things to do is simply check your beans every couple of weeks, even if they were put in the bin at 13 or 14 percent moisture.

What happens during the winter months is moisture will move towards the top of the bin and will eventually form a crust.

This crust can eventually cause spoilage issues particularly mould which is a huge concern for processors.

Lange suggests raking the top of the bin to ensure a crust doesn't form.

He adds it also doesn't hurt to move a load or two out of the bin once in a  while.