Pulse crop and plant-based food ingredient company Global Food and Ingredients Ltd. (GFI) is winding down its operations while owing its secured lenders at least $21 million. The Toronto, Ont.-based company bought and marketed peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas and other high-protein specialty crops, operating three handling facilities at Lajord, Sedley, and Zealandia, Sask., and a… Read More

There’s a new farm equipment brand based in Western Canada following the acquisition of Morris Equipment Ltd. by Rite Way Mfg. Co. Morris and Rite Way have announced the launch of a new parent company — Superior Farms Equipment Ltd. (or SFE, for short). Rite Way and Morris will continue operating under the new parent… Read More

This op-ed was submitted to RealAgriculture by Gregory Heckman, CEO of Bunge Prairie farmers, stakeholders and communities – the teams from Bunge and Viterra have met with many of you directly or through your industry associations in recent months. We’ve listened to your concerns and have answered your questions about what the complementary combination of… Read More

Applications for 2025 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships are due by June 30, 2024. Nuffield Canada offers $20,000 scholarships to develop future leaders in agriculture. The Nuffield Scholarship is a rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Its goal is to attract mid-career applicants with a passion for… Read More

Canada’s Competition Bureau is raising “substantial competition concerns” with Bunge’s proposed acquisition of Viterra. The US$8.1 billion deal announced in June 2023 would likely harm competition for canola grown near Bunge’s crush plants in Western Canada, and the supply of refined canola oil in Eastern Canada, according to a report published by the Bureau on April… Read More

For Brenda Simeon, it all started when her father decided he wanted a farm sign. He had seen signs while travelling in Western Canada and decided it was time to make one for his own farm in Ontario. That sign went up 40 years ago and launched a business that now sees Simeon crafting and… Read More

Farmers Edge Inc. received a final order from the Court of King’s Bench on March 19 approving the company’s plan to go private and delist its shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange. A subsidiary of majority owner Fairfax Financial Holdings will acquire all the outstanding shares of the company, except those it already owns and… Read More

BASF Digital Farming and Richardson International say they have signed a deal that will see Richardson Pioneer’s agronomic network use the Xarvio Field Manager agronomic platform across the four Western Canadian provinces. “Through this first commercial agreement, together we can help Canada’s farmers get the best of both worlds – sound advice from Richardson’s experienced… Read More

Bayer’s CEO has ruled out the possibility of spinning off the company’s crop science division as a separate business. In a news conference on Tuesday, Bill Anderson said the company has completed a thorough review of its current structure, which includes three divisions: pharmaceuticals, consumer health, and crop science. He said the company will not… Read More

Southwestern Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most productive farmland. In recent years, land values have climbed to dizzying heights with competition for top acres driving sales for some farms into the $40,000-per-acre range. But some of the air was let out of the value balloon in 2023, says Ryan Parker from London, Ont.-… Read More

In 2024, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) will induct Bert Andrews, Ron Bonnett, Bill Gray, Grant Howes, Verner Toews and Tina Widowski. The new OAHF nominees have had a significant impact on agriculture in the province with their influences including agricultural education and lobbying for farm tax reform to farm organization leadership; the… Read More

CNH is investing an undisclosed amount in a Canadian start-up that is developing a compostable version of bale net wrap. Nature’s Net Wrap — based in Alberta — will use the funds to support testing and validation of its biopolymer material that’s designed to replace plastic twine and wrap, which eventually end up in landfills… Read More

 

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