Olymel management has announced today (Sept 10) the start of a second slaughter shift at its newly renovated hog slaughtering, cutting, and boning plant at Ange-Gardien, Montérégie (formerly Agromex – F. Ménard). The addition and $3 million investment has created 150 new jobs so far, bringing the number of employees over the 700 mark, with 100… Read More

Grower organizations representing the more than 44,000 grain, pulse, and oilseed farmers in Saskatchewan are urging the Western Grain Elevator Association and its members to work with farmers and eliminate administration fees and reduce penalties for the 2021-2022 growing season. Extreme drought, heat, and wind throughout the crop year have significantly reduced harvestable grain and substantially increased… Read More

Flax growers in Western Canada and North Dakota who have historically sold straw to Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) are now scrambling to find a market for their straw. The Georgia-based company, which has processing facilities at Winkler and Carman, Manitoba, is planning to cease its flax straw operations by the end of 2021. As a result,… Read More

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and Wittman Consulting have released a fully revised and updated Building an Effective Farm Management System Guidebook, by farm management expert Dick Wittman. Following international success of the previous version released in 2004, Wittman and FMC consulted with farm management experts around the world to update the guidebook to reflect current trends in… Read More

Intergenerational wealth transfer or succession planning can be a daunting task, but if started early and included as a regular part of financial check-ups, it doesn’t have to be. Trent Hamans, vice president of private banking and wealth planning with ATB Wealth, likens wealth transfer planning to creating a good meal. “Having successful intergenerational wealth… Read More

Cervus Equipment has announced it has entered into an arrangement agreement with Brandt Tractor, part of Brandt Industries. Brandt will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Cervus, excluding those held by Brandt, for $19.50 per share in cash, valuing Cervus at approximately $302 million on an equity value basis. The consideration… Read More

Farmers Edge announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire CommoditAg, an online marketplace for high-quality agriculture products. The acquisition will allow Farmers Edge to significantly expand its roster of services by empowering farmers to purchase a wide range of agricultural products from trusted suppliers, while also advancing the company’s connected digital ecosystem strategy,… Read More

There’s never a dull moment in the fertilizer market and it’s hard not to wonder what will be in store for producers for the 2022 crop year. Josh Linville, director of fertilizer at StoneX, recently joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to discuss the fertilizer markets, including what’s happening with tariffs. During Linville’s last conversation… Read More