Farmers to Benefit From AGT Durum Plant

The announcement of the building of the AGT durum processing plant in the Regina area is welcome news for producers in that area. Strangely enough, it’s also news that’s stirred up some controversy. Some proponents of the single desk call it a fallacy and a ploy, while some on the other side call it an opportunity that would have been missed if the CWB were allowed to continue. Regardless of the political aspects surrounding the announcement, most producers in the area view the it as good news, especially with the end of the Wheat Board monopoly officially tabled and farmers wondering what options will be available to them post CWB.

I spoke to Derek Squair, President of AGRI-TREND Marketing about how his clients feel about the announcement. Derek is based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Good luck to them but I’m curious to know where they plan to sell their pasta. Personally I think Viterra made a much wiser decision by buying Dakota Growers facillities in ND and Mn. At least they got end user market share and not just a plant. Since that plant is located on CP Rail’s Soo Line they can be easily feed it with unit trains of Canadian durum. Wonder what the local ND durum growers that originally built the plant will think of that?

I see in the current issue of Canadian Business that Loblaws has decided to go with an Italian pasta company, that uses Italian semolina, for its ultra premium Black Label fiorelli pastas.


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