Alliance Grain Traders Changes Name, Reflecting Move Up the Food Chain

Regina-based specialty crop buyer Alliance Grain Traders has completed a change to its name, announcing this morning that it is now known as “AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.”

“We feel our new name better reflects our business focus and strategy and makes this focus clear to our shareholders, our customers, our stakeholders and to food markets globally,” said Murad Al-Katib, AGT’s President and CEO, in a news release. “We have embarked on a path towards food ingredients and retail packaged foods through our recent investments and expansions, complementing our legacy business in pulses and staple foods processing, exporting and merchandising.”

He said recent partnerships with Cargill and Ingredion lentils“signalled a need to create a new name for AGT, as we continue our movement up the value chain from being a commodity processor and exporter to a food ingredient producer and supplier.”

The name change was approved by shareholders at AGT’s annual meeting on June 19th.

AGT and its subsidiaries (which include SaskCan Pulse Trading and United Pulse Trading) purchase pulses and specialty crops, including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and canary seed, from producers in Western Canada and the Northern U.S. The company was started in 2007 when Saskcan Pulse was acquired by the Agtech Income Fund. It has since grown to include offices and processing facilities in Canada, the U.S., Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa. AGT has sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and India, as well as origination offices in Russia.


RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.


Wheat prices jump into August — This week in the grain markets

This week, winter wheat prices touched a three-year high, but it didn’t last. Chicago SRW wheat prices for September 2018 gained 5 per cent or about 26 cents US/bushel to close at $5.56. While the December 2018 contract was up 5.4 percent — or nearly 30 cents — to finish a tad under $5.80. In…Read more »


Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.