Representatives from across Canada’s soybean industry have joined together to form Soy Canada, “a national voice to drive growth and progress for the sector,” according to a press release. To date, 27 organizations and companies representing the entire value chain have signed a letter of intent to support the formation of the organization, with an… Read More

The law firm of Siskinds LLP, based at London, Ont., has launched a class action regarding neonicotinoid pesticides, specifically those containing imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiomethoxam, designed, developed, marketed and produced by Bayer (as Bayer CropScience) and Syngenta. The action, set in motion by Sun Parlor and Munro Honey, seeks in excess of $400 million in… Read More

New Holland Agriculture, a division of CNH Industrial, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets of precision spraying equipment manufacturer Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc., also known as Miller. The assets of Miller acquired as part of the transaction will become part of New Holland Agriculture, building on… Read More

Chatham-based South West Ag Partners Inc., a crop input and grain dealer, has entered into an agreement to buy Palmerston Grain Ltd. of Palmerston, Ontario, according to a press release. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed at this time, but a press release does say that Palmerston Grain business will continue to… Read More

Viterra has announced plans to build a new grain terminal near the company’s canola crush plant at Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. The company says it will have storage capacity of around 30 thousand metric tonnes with loading facilities for trains of up to 124 cars. The site also has access to service from both CN Rail… Read More

Cargill’s AgHorizons farm customers now have the ability to sign a grain delivery contract online, the company announced today. Cargill is the first line grain company in Canada to offer the service. Fran Burr, assistant vice-president of marketing for Cargill Limited says, “..What we’re hearing right now is that (farmers) want simplified solutions when it… Read More

Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors. Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines… Read More

Cornelia Kreplin has a history of accepting opportunities. After training in veterinary medicine and receiving a graduate degree in veterinary reproductive patholgy, Kreplin took a career with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, serving as the provincial reproductive pathologist and later as Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian. In 1999, Kreplin accepted an incredible opportunity to build a… Read More

The federal government can do something to help Ontario’s $900-million mushroom sector — that is, extend or change the temporary foreign worker program. Such a change might help other agri-food sectors too and give new skilled Canadians a productive place in our society. The agri-food sector’s struggle with labour is widely known. Canadians like to… Read More

When it comes to Canada’s $27-billion food waste problem, what’s actionable on your farm? How can you take measures to reduce it…and should you bother? Martin Gooch thinks so. On behalf of his firm, Value Chain Management International, he’s co-authored a new study, Developing an Industry-Led Approach to Addressing Food Waste in Canada, to try… Read More