Viterra To Build New Elevator In Red River Valley

Viterra has announced plans to build a new grain terminal near the company’s canola crush plant at Ste. Agathe, Manitoba.

The company says it will have storage capacity of around 30 thousand metric tonnes with loading facilities for trains of up to 124 cars. The site also has access to service from both CN Rail and BNSF.

“This significant investment we are making in southern Manitoba is another excellent example of our commitment to continuously evaluate and optimize our asset network for the benefit of our customers,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and CEO for North America, in a news release. “We have a long history of operating in this area and partnering with local farmers, and this new facility will support our continued success and ensure that we are well positioned to provide the superior service for which we are known.”

The cost and timeline for the project have not been made public.

Cargill is also increasing its grain handling capacity in the region, with upgrades to its elevator at Morris — less than 30 kilometres south of Ste. Agathe. Storage at the Cargill site is being expanded from around 10 thousand metric tonnes to 30 thousand metric tonnes.

Related: Viterra Announces New High Throughput Elevator At Kindersley

 

Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin

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