Broadacre Agriculture, Inc, a division of Pike Management Group, and Wigmore Farms, Ltd., have entered into creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, owing more than $46 million to a laundry list of creditors. Under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act, companies can “avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure or seizure of assets while maximizing returns for… Read More

Cargill has announced it is selling its St. Boniface, MB., feed mill to long-standing customer, Standard Nutrition. In addition, Cargill will close its Brandon feed mill, the company says. Standard Nutrition will manufacture feed for Cargill in the Winnipeg area, retaining Cargill’s management and production team to ensure “continuity of service to Standard Nutrition and… Read More

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, people in some countries were rioting over the rising price of grain. Production was low and competition was increasing. Natural disasters or some other phenomena had cut into supply, while biofuels and renewable fuel sources that use grain as a feedstock were starting to gain… Read More

Cargill has announced it will be closing its grain handling facility at Swan River, Manitoba as of May 31st, 2015. The site, which includes two elevators, “would require significant and costly upgrades in order to maintain the high level of safety and efficiency standards at Cargill,” said Jeff Wildeman, the regional manager for Cargill AgHorizons,… Read More

Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and DuPont Crop Protection (DuPont) have signed of an agreement for Bayer to purchase certain DuPont Crop Protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Through the acquisition, Bayer gains access to DuPont’s forestry, range and pasture products and expands its environmental science business unit to… Read More

Toromont Industries is expanding its farm equipment network in Manitoba. The parent company of Toromont Cat has acquired Ag West Equipment Ltd, with its dealerships at Neepawa and Portage la Prairie, for $6 million, inclusive of acquired debt. The acquisition, which occurred on September 30th, was made public with the release of Toromont’s third quarter financial… Read More

Farmers of North America is asking the federal government to hold off on privatizing the Canadian Wheat Board to give the Saskatoon-based farmer business alliance more time to pitch its plan for turning CWB into a farmer-owned grain company. FNA has held over 100 farmer meetings across Western Canada over the last month asking farmers… Read More

A federally funded focus group exercise held across the country last December named farmers as victims of classic stereotypes, and revealed how misconceptions continue to dominate people’s perceptions of agriculture. Notably, the focus group participants said they saw farming as shrinking, stuck in time, environmentally unfriendly and unlikely to be a family business for much… Read More

 

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