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 track rail design, capable of…
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 track rail design, capable of loading 175 high cube rail cars. High-speed receiving and load out, with a high capacity grain cleaning system are also features of the future elevator.
The company says it will proceed with the construction of crop inputs assets, including a high-speed fertilizer blender with storage and a 10,000 square foot warehouse, both of which will be operational by fall of 2023.
“Richardson has maintained a significant presence and loyal customer base in the southwestern part of the province and will continue to seek opportunities for improving operational efficiencies,” says Tom Hamilton, senior vice president, agribusiness operations, in a release. “With the addition of the new facility at Carmichael, we look to bridge our historical presence in the area with the realities of meeting our grower customers’ evolving business needs.”
4-H Ontario will receive $700,000 per year for the next two years to support the growth of the province’s next generation of agri-food leaders, thanks to a grant from the Canadian…
4-H Ontario will receive $700,000 per year for the next two years to support the growth of the province’s next generation of agri-food leaders, thanks to a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
The organization will use the grant to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to “inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.”
4-H Ontario youth members will learn about careers in agriculture and agri-food businesses and develop the necessary skills training that build Ontario communities.
“This important program is an investment in Ontario’s local food security,” says Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “4-H Ontario provides critical youth development to thousands of young people across the province and is one of the ways we can ensure the sustainability of our agri-food sector. With the motto, ‘Learn to Do by Doing,’ there are few educational opportunities that have the long-lasting influence on youth that 4-H does.”
The 4-H program provides community-based learning clubs for youth aged 6-12. Developing leadership skills and learning about agriculture and food form the foundation of the 4-H program, the organization says.
“4-H Ontario is exceptionally proud of our continued relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,” says Cheryl Sullivan, president of 4-H Ontario. “The generous funding means that we can ensure the next generation of youth in Ontario have access to programs, training, and opportunities that promote excellence and leadership in agriculture and far beyond.”
Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) will contribute $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre. The Crop Research and Innovation Centre will…
Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) will contribute $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre.
The Crop Research and Innovation Centre will be a key resource for future research innovations in crop production, management, sustainability, and more, says GFO.
“Our farmer-members have always recognized the importance of understanding new innovation and evolving best practices based on science and experience,” says Brendan Byrne, chair, GFO. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus and we thank them for their commitment to grain excellence.”
Grain farming in Ontario is responsible for more than $18 billion in contribution to the province’s economy and more than 75,000 jobs.
“This tremendous show of support from Grain Farmers of Ontario exhibits their commitment to future crop research results that will help drive our local, provincial, and global agri-food economy. Thank you to each of the 28,000 members of Grain Farmers of Ontario for this significant leadership gift. Your continued support to Ridgetown Campus exemplifies the work of our crop scientists and their contributions to high quality, safe, and sustainable food production,” says Brett Shepherd, director, Ridgetown Campus.
The new facility will provide a number of scientific labs equipped with the latest technology, to allow scientists to raise the bar on the types of crop research projects they will be able to complete. The new facility will also provide engaging training opportunities for agri-food students and other industry stakeholders to learn important practical skills they can apply to their farms and agribusinesses.
Currently, project leads are working hard to secure provincial support for this project, says the University of Guelph, with an estimated 80/20 funding model — an 80 per cent financial commitment from the province is a cornerstone, prior to project groundbreaking.
A slowdown in the sales of under-40 hp units pulls total U.S. total farm tractor sales negative, while all other segments and Canada continue strong growth, according to the latest…
A slowdown in the sales of under-40 hp units pulls total U.S. total farm tractor sales negative, while all other segments and Canada continue strong growth, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Total farm tractor sales in the U.S. fell 3.9 per cent in May compared to 2020, marking the first overall negative result in a year. Self-propelled combine sales climbed a healthy 33.2 per cent, while only the under-40 hp segment saw a decline in year-over-year sales, falling 8.9 per cent, enough to bring a negative result to total farm tractor unit sales.
“While the sub-40 hp segment fell some this month, they’re still up a strong 26 per cent year-to-date,” says Curt Blades, senior vice president of ag services at AEM. “That is slightly ahead of the overall farm tractor market, and, once again, over and above already-strong 2020 sales gains.”
In Canada, May monthly tractor and combine sales were positive across all segments, with the biggest growth in combines, up 165.9 per cent to 109 units sold, while total farm tractor sales were up 22.7 per cent to 3,433 units sold.
Four-wheel drive tractors lead the year-to-date numbers with an increase of 63.7 per cent. Tractors below 40 hp sit at 57 per cent, with 40 to <100 hp tractors and 100+ hp tractors each coming in at 38.5 per cent, year-to-date.
This month’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) didn’t contain any huge shocks, with soybean stocks ticking up but corn stocks down slightly. The global wheat outlook for 2021/22…
This month’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) didn’t contain any huge shocks, with soybean stocks ticking up but corn stocks down slightly.
The global wheat outlook for 2021/22 is for larger supplies, higher consumption, increased trade, and higher stocks. Supplies are projected to increase 4.3 million tons to 1,087.9 million, mainly on higher production for the EU, Russia, and Ukraine as world production is projected at a record 794.4 million.
Matthew Pot of Grain Perspectives says that corn was lowered more than he expected for this report. The USDA raised corn used for ethanol by 75 million bushels as well as exports by 75 million bushels, for a combination of 150 million bushels added to demand. This lowered old crop stocks to 1.107 billion bushels, he says.
As noted, this month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2021/22 include higher beginning and ending stocks. Higher beginning stocks reflect a lower crush forecast for 2020/21. Soybean crush for 2020/21 is reduced 15 million bushels to 2.175 billion based on a lower forecast for soybean meal domestic disappearance and higher soybean meal imports. Soybean oil exports for 2020/21 are reduced 400 million pounds to 1.9 billion as high U.S. prices reduce competitiveness in the world market.
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The market reaction following the report supported corn, but weighed on soybean and soy oil, plus wheat pricing.