The Canadian Competition Bureau says it has received the required court approvals to move ahead with its investigation into allegations of anti-competitive interactions between several major crop input suppliers and Farmers Business Network (FBN) Canada. The bureau says it obtained court orders on February 11, requiring BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Corteva, Federated Coop, Univar Solutions, and… Read More

News of Cargill spinning off its malting business was first announced last December. The deal to sell the global malt business to Axreal’s subsidary, Boortmalt, has officially closed, as of October 31. Boortmalt’s parent company, Axreal, is France’s largest grain cooperative. Cargill had one lone malting company in Canada — Prairie Malt, based at Biggar,… Read More

A French company is purchasing 15 malt barley facilities from Cargill. The purchase includes Prairie Malt, located in Biggar, Sask. The two companies, Cargill and Axéréal’s malt subsidiary, Boortmalt, entered into an agreement expanding Boortmalt’s global economic footprint. In a news release, Cargill states existing clients should also see further opportunities for growth as a result… Read More

In order to preserve competition in southwestern and central Ontario, the Competition Bureau has concluded La Coop fédérée’s (LCF) proposed purchase of Cargill’s Ontario grain business, retail crop inputs business, and 50 per cent equity interest in South West Ag Partners, Inc. may not proceed as presented. LCF announced the deal with Cargill back in March… Read More

Cargill has committed $20 million towards expansion of its rail loading facilities at its Lethbridge, AB, location. The company says the expansion will more than double loading capacity at the facility for grain moving towards the West Coast. Construction is set to be complete by mid-way through this year’s harvest, the company says. “The industry standard… Read More

Saturated conditions last fall, combined with above normal snowfall for some areas, has many western Canadian farmers impatiently waiting for warm, dry weather before getting rolling this spring. For farmers with 2016 crop still in the field, there’s some significant work ahead — not just in first dealing with the messy, wet crop left over,… Read More

Ontario Ag Minister Jeff Leal was in Guelph on Wednesday to announce provincial funding for upgrades at Cargill’s beef processing plant. The province is contributing $582,000 toward a $3.5 million upgrade that will enable Cargill to produce a protein-rich animal feed ingredient using raw by-product. “By investing in technology that will support local production, we… Read More