Both of Canada’s major railways say they moved a record amount of grain during the 2020-21 crop year, which wrapped up on July 31. CN Rail says it moved just over 31 million metric tonnes of Canadian grain and grain products in hopper cars, exceeding its previous record of 29.4 million tonnes set in the… Read More

In the early 2000s, Canadian farmers from the east helped out those in the west with hay supplies, after the drought of 2002 left very little for feed. Dubbed Hay West, the grassroots movement was revived 10 years later, when western Canadian farmers returned the favour for many farmers in Ontario’s Ottawa Valley with Hay… Read More

Parrish & Heimbecker has announced it is building a new elevator at its existing site near Yorkton, Sask. The company says the new facility, which will replace the elevator that’s been at the location since 1980, will include 25 thousand tonnes of grain storage and a 150-car loop track, serviced by CN Rail. “We look… Read More

Richardson Pioneer has formally announced plans to build a new high throughput elevator at Carmichael, Sask, about 65 kilometres west of Swift Current. Construction on the new facility began earlier this month, and is expected to be complete by fall of 2022. The new elevator will include 46,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity, with loop… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to reduce service fees collected for four official grain inspection and official grain weighing services, as of August 1, 2021, the start of the next crop year. A spokesperson for the Commission says sustained growth of export volumes over the last few years means it can reduce fees… Read More