One of Canada’s largest agriculture businesses has acquired one of the country’s largest trucking companies. James Richardson & Sons, Limited has purchased 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Bison Transport Inc. from Wescan Capital Inc., as of January 1, 2021. Based at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bison was founded in 1969 by Duncan Jessiman. The… Read More

December is often a time for reflection of the past year; then January rolls around, and our focus shifts to the upcoming 12 months. For us farmers, it means planning for the growing season. However, we belong to an industry that has so many moving parts and, after all, we all have different  goals for… Read More

Canadian Pacific railway (CP) moved 31.32 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in 2020 — a record over any prior calendar year. The company was busy in the fourth quarter, where they moved 8.84 MMT. This beats the previous record by 5.1 per cent. Joan Hardy, CP vice-president of sales and… Read More

Not only has the weather this spring affected farmers’ ability to get crops in the ground, but it has also created situations where ag suppliers have products that did not make it to the field for application. A common question is, how do I manage my storage of polyphosphates? Here are a few things to… Read More

It’s still in the very early stages of discussion, but a multinational infrastructure conglomerate with roots in Mexico has announced ambitious plans for a tri-national rail corridor linking the port at Mazatlan in Mexico’s northwestern Sinaloa state to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Caxxor Group’s CEO Carlos Ortiz told Mexican media, including daily newspaper Milenio, last week that… Read More

Areas near the Rocky Mountains have already seen their first snow — an important reminder that winter preparation should be well underway not just on the farm, but also for the entire value chain. To that end, Canada’s main railways have released their winter planning initiatives and investments for the 2020-2021 winter season, in accordance… Read More

If you’re a frequent traveller on highway seven in Saskatchewan you’ve seen the large Providence Grain Solutions grain handling operation at Marengo, Sask. Unfortunately, on Thursday night, Kindersley, Eatonia, Kerrobert, and Oyen fire departments were dispatched to a large fire at the elevator. The village of Marengo and surrounding rural municipality of Milton were evacuated…. Read More

The company responsible for a significant share of the behind-the-scenes distribution of crop inputs in Canada has decided to restructure its agriculture business across the country. Univar Solutions informed customers this week that it will sell and ship its existing inventory, and end purchasing and accepting marketing letters from suppliers for the agricultural market in… Read More

Electric semi trucks are likely a long way from being deployed on farms, especially for long-distance hauling in a cold Canadian winter, but others in the supply chain are starting to adopt electric power to move goods around. They’re not switching to electric trains (yet), but CN Rail has ordered 50 all-electric tandem axle Class… Read More

 

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