Paterson Grain says it has shipped the largest-ever grain train on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) network. According to the company, the train consisted of 167 new high-capacity hopper cars, and carried 16,313 metric tonnes of grain from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, Alta., to the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. Paterson reports the… Read More

Amid all the pandemic-related challenges in agriculture, grain movement has been a bright spot heading into the 2020 growing season. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail) says it moved more than 6.35 million metric tonnes (MMT) of grain during the first three months of 2020, surpassing its previous first-quarter record, set in 2016, by 300 thousand… Read More

I’ve seen over the last few days a lot of stories, comments, and mixed messages about farmers having to dump milk. I thought I’d clear a few things up with my perspective, direct from the farm. We were included in the farmers asked to dump milk. We dumped a little over 4,000 litres of raw,… Read More

A tumultuous and trying winter grain shipping season is wrapping up on a much higher note, thanks to decent weather, resolved blockades, and fully-opened tracks. Sean Finn, executive vice-president of corporate services and chief legal officer for CN Rail, says that although the railway is taking extra precautions regarding COVID-19, the network is working well… Read More

Getting essential supplies to destinations is critical during the COVID-19. Truck drivers have been thrust into the spotlight as road transport is one of the essential services as outlined by governments In response to COVID-19, the Government of Saskatchewan is temporarily modifying hours of service regulations for commercial truck drivers. One of the listed categories under… Read More

Protesters standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s protest of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project have set up blockades in three provinces — Ontario, B.C., and now Manitoba — significantly impacting rail movement and precipitating CN Rail to cancel hundreds of train movements. Many in the agriculture industry are nervous about what this means for… Read More

Plans for a farmer-owned grain and commodity handling facility in southeast Saskatchewan have officially been cancelled. At a meeting in Weyburn on Tuesday, shareholders in Comtrax Logistics Solutions voted unanimously to wind down operations, citing “challenging trade conditions and economic uncertainty.” The farmer-led group, formally launched in 2015, was planning to build a 260-plus car… Read More