Funding from the One North East-administrated Rural Development Program for England (RDPE) is being used for new drying equipment and storage space at a Northumberland grain co-op, according to reports. The upgrade will cost nearly £750,000 and will allow the site to store 50,000 tonnes of grain a year.

Because of the updates, the co-op will be able to do business with national malt company, Simpsons Malt.

Two other grain facilities received RDPE funding in recent months.