Global commodity giant Glencore — the majority owner of Regina-based grain company Viterra — is looking to expand its agriculture business, and has approached Bunge about a possible takeover. In a statement on Tuesday, Glencore confirmed it has “made an informal approach to Bunge Limited regarding a possible consensual business combination.” Glencore notes “discussions may… Read More

A senior executive with Bunge North America says the company is not considering modifying its canola processing facility at Altona, Man. to process soybeans. While soybean acres on the eastern side of the prairies have climbed rapidly in recent years, with acres in Manitoba expected to exceed two million in 2017, processing capacity has remained small. The… Read More

Bunge has resumed taking canola deliveries after a fire last week at the company’s processing facility at Nipawin, Sask. Firefighters were called to the facility on Tuesday afternoon. The fire occurred in the crush plant. With canola harvest looming, the facility is partially operational, according to a Bunge spokesperson in St. Louis. “We plan to… Read More

Less than three years after the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk, the CWB is on the verge of becoming a private grain company controlled by a joint venture between global grain business Bunge and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company — the Saudi Arabian government’s primary agricultural investment arm. The new alliance known… Read More

Bunge is finally starting operations at its new canola processing plant at Altona, Manitoba. “The edible oil refinery is operating and we are testing the crush plant,” confirmed Deb Seidel, a spokesperson for Bunge North America, in an email on Friday. The new facility is designed to process 2,500 metric tonnes per day — more than double the volume of… Read More