Syngenta announced the acquisition of Valagro, an Italian biological crop input company, on Tuesday. The deal will boost Syngenta’s presence in the growing biologicals market, which some have predicted could nearly double in size over the next five years. “We are looking forward to welcoming the Valagro team to Syngenta Group,” says Erik Fyrwald, CEO… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has officially opened its $42.8 million fertilizer terminal located near Grassy Lake, Alta. Construction on the facility was announced in February of 2019, and the terminal began receiving product in June of this year. The new terminal warehouses, blends, and distributes a full suite of crop nutrition products including liquid micronutrients… Read More

Canada’s largest agricultural co-op is receiving a $150 million injection of capital from Rabobank and three Quebec-based investment funds — an investment it says will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Rabobank Capital, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fondaction are investing $150 million in Sollio Cooperative Group… Read More

The company responsible for a significant share of the behind-the-scenes distribution of crop inputs in Canada has decided to restructure its agriculture business across the country. Univar Solutions informed customers this week that it will sell and ship its existing inventory, and end purchasing and accepting marketing letters from suppliers for the agricultural market in… Read More

Established by a U.S.-based startup, Agro.Club is expanding on its success in the Black Sea region with the introduction of Agro.Club Canada. Agro.Club describes its offering as an “online ecosystem” for Canadian agriculture companies to use for buying and selling products. “We want to give the whole industry a more efficient way of doing business… Read More

The longer the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the more permanent some of the changes to modern society and social norms become. While the work on the farm level has changed little, agriculture businesses — like many others — have moved away from office settings to working from home and have kiboshed most travel. What’s more,… Read More

Farmers Business Network (FBN) has announced a change to its business model: it is dropping its $700 annual membership fee as of September 15 in an effort to expand its customer base. Farmers who had already paid for membership this year will receive credit for future purchases of products or services. FBN entered the Canadian… Read More

BASF is planning to introduce a new higher-concentrated glufosinate ammonium herbicide to the North American market after announcing the acquisition of the proprietary rights for the technology from AgriMetis. Glufosinate ammonium is the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide, which is commonly used on Liberty-tolerant crops, including canola and soybeans. The proprietary Glu-L technology developed by… Read More

Bunge Limited is investing C$30 million in a plant-based protein production facility that’s under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The multinational agribusiness is acquiring a minority stake in Merit Functional Foods, which is slated to begin producing novel pea and canola protein ingredients for human consumption at its new plant by December of this year. “We’re… Read More

 

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