Richardson Pioneer is planning to build a new grain elevator in western Manitoba, replacing the existing wood crib structure north of Swan River. The company says the project will begin this spring, with completion slated for August 2022. The elevator will feature 36,600 metric tonnes of storage capacity, a 150-car loop track design, high-speed receiving… Read More

Around 11 a.m. on February 21, 2021, a freight train carrying grain derailed east of Bow Island, Alta. The official reason for the derailment is unknown, but 80 to 100km/hr gusts were roaring their way through the province on Sunday, and could have been a factor in the derailment. CP Rail has said no employees… Read More

The Western Canadian grain trade, with the support of the Prairie provinces, is launching a campaign to push for changes to “outdated and problematic” federal rules around the oversight of Canada’s ports, mainly driven by cost increases at the Port of Vancouver over the last few years. The Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) says its… Read More

Grain companies have laid out their priorities for the current review of the Canada Grain Act, with consultations underway until April 30. There have been multiple attempts to update the Act going back to the early 2000s, but they’ve all been derailed before reaching the point where the legislation was changed. As Wade Sobkowich, executive… Read More

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

 

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