Long-time agricultural educator and advocate, Ellen Pruden, will be joining Cereals Canada. “I am pleased to announce that Ellen Pruden will be joining Cereals Canada as our director, communications as of August 23, 2021,” says Dean Dias, CEO of Cereals Canada. Pruden will be responsible for assessing Cereals Canada’s communications needs and developing and implementing a… Read More

The amalgamation of Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada meant finding a new chief executive officer. That role is now filled by Dean Dias, who comes from the Cigi side and brings years of experience in a variety of roles. “When I first moved to Canada in 2006, from Mumbai, India, I never… Read More

Dean Dias, interim CEO for Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), has been named chief executive officer of the newly merged Cereals Canada. Cam Dahl, former president of Cereals Canada, will now serve as chief strategy officer. Cereals Canada represents provincial producer commissions, grain companies, processors, exporters, and life science companies, and is finalizing the merger… Read More

The amalgamated Cereals Canada, formed through the merger of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), has announced its first board of directors, as well as executive and governance committees. Todd Hames, who represents the Alberta Wheat Commission and farms near Lloydminster, Alta., will sit as chair. The board also includes: Jean-Marc Ruest,… Read More

After four years of dialogue, the members of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) have approved the merger of their organizations into a single structure. The new organization will operate under the Cereals Canada banner, with a division continuing to carry the Cigi brand, which is well-known among international customers of Canadian… Read More

Following the June announcement of a proposed merger, the boards of Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) and Cereals Canada are moving closer to a vote on full amalgamation of the two entities. Dean Dias, interim CEO of CIGI, says that both organizations have been in conversation over what a merger would look like, what governance… Read More

Today on RealAg Radio: Top ag news (and Stampede fashion), with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse; Cam Dahl, Cereals Canada, on the amalgamation between the organization and Canadian International Grains Institute, synergies in malting and brewing, and more; and, Farming Simulator 2019 has sold over 2 million copies since November. Richard Scott Jones from PCGamesN joins the… Read More

Just over a year ago, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada started to think about the possibility of a merger, and last week they finally made the formal decision. In a release sent out by the two organizations, Cigi and Cereals Canada says the move capitalizes on “the benefits and synergies that… Read More

The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has voted in favour of joining Cereals Canada. A resolution to join the national cereal crop industry association was passed at the group’s annual general meeting in January. The resolution was on the agenda for a Sask Wheat board meeting on Wednesday. “Sask Wheat is… Read More

This op-ed was submitted by Daniel Ramage, director of market development with Cereals Canada Implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is now in Parliament. Canada has a chance to demonstrate much-needed leadership and cooperation on trade with like-minded global partners. It is imperative for parliament to pass this legislation before its… Read More

The boards of directors for Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) have agreed to explore a possible “integration” of the two grain industry organizations. A working group, made up of directors from both boards, has been formed to examine how the two entities could work more closely together. The mandate of this… Read More

With the ink still drying on a trade agreement that was supposed to reduce barriers to trade, a protectionist measure has shut out one of Canada’s largest single product exports to Europe. Durum wheat shipments from Canada to Italy have been halted since October, shortly after the Italian government announced it was moving ahead with… Read More

Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission members passed a resolution at the group’s annual general meeting at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Tuesday directing their board of directors to join Cereals Canada. While other provincial wheat grower organizations are members in Cereals Canada, Canada’s largest wheat-producing province is notably absent from the national cereal crop value chain association. The… Read More

 

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