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The chairman of the state grain handling committee, Geoff Brock, has urged the South Australian Government to accept the committee's final report after the way was cleared for Glencore to take over Viterra.
Glencore announced on Friday night it had cleared the final regulatory hurdle and been approved by the Chinese Government.
The multi-national company will now take control of most of the state's grain handling storage and port facilities.
Mr Brock, an independent regional MP, says the report must be accepted in the new year so the recommendations can be in place before the next harvest under Glencore.
"We need to appoint a standing committee to deal specifically with primary industries, it's very important that we do that," he said.
"That standing committee will have a fair bit of authority and it will take into account all the information that's out there that's not only affecting the grains industry itself but also affecting the rail industry, the roads industry and the councils.
"It's the long hold-ups at the silos. There seems to be a lot of congestion there.
"This harvest is already underway now, is just about finished but certainly going forward that's one of the issues that we need to overcome and try and make that process more streamlined and get those trucks [moving].
"They don't make money while they're sitting in the yards."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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