Tag: Cargill

Start from the roots: Ag industry comes together to form mental health initiative

More than $150,000 in funding was awarded to 4-H Canada’s new two-year program aimed at helping rural youth focus on healthy living — both emotionally and physically. Beginning in spring of next year, the program will roll out tools and resources to support kids facing mental health challenges. As communication is key, people will also learn… Read more »

La Coop completes revamped acquisition of Ontario Cargill assets

La Coop fédérée has concluded its acquisition of the grain and crop input assets of Cargill in Ontario — an acquisition slightly delayed after the Competition Bureau ruled against the company’s original proposal. Earlier this fall, the bureau identified four sites that would have to be sold off by La Coop in order for the… Read more »

Competition Bureau puts the brakes on La Coop’s proposed purchase of Cargill assets

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 »

Massive milestone for sustainable beef pilot program: Cargill

In the third quarter alone, more than one million pounds of beef was produced through the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot, with huge demand for more. Cargill announced this week its third quarter results from the pilot project initiated in fall of 2017. At just over 1 million pounds of beef from certified sustainable sources, the… Read more »

The slow burn of soybeans moves lower as traders search for certainty

At one point in the fall of 2017 soybeans looked like the crop to grow in 2018, as it was going to be the first year ever that soybean acres would be higher than corn and demand was strong. Since the U.S. put its trade agenda with China into action, soybean future prices have really… Read more »

Cargill expands rail-loading capacity at Lethbridge

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 »

Cargill selling Ontario grain and crop input business to La Coop federee

After putting its grain handling and crop input operations in Ontario up for sale this winter, Cargill has reached a deal to sell the business, including its ownership in South West Ag Partners, to Quebec-based La Coop fédérée. The agreement includes 13 grain and crop inputs retail locations, as well as Cargill’s 50 percent share of… Read more »

Cargill in talks to sell Ontario crop input and grain handling sites

Cargill is looking at downsizing its crop input and grain handling presence in Ontario. The company is in talks to potentially sell its crop input and grain handling facilities in the province. “After an in-depth evaluation of its crop inputs and grain facilities in Ontario, Canada, Cargill has begun the process of assessing crop inputs… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 8: Dealing with Wet Spring Fields

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 »

Leal Announces Funds for Upgrade at Cargill Beef Plant

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 »

Growing Series, Ep 7: How to Build a Fertilizer Plan

You spend valuable time choosing the right variety of each crop type — are you sure you’re supplying that crop with all that it needs to reach its maximum potential? In this seventh episode of the Growing Series podcast, Shaun Haney asks Cargill agronomist Jeremy Boychyn about not just building a fertilizer plan for yield,… Read more »

Growing Series Podcast, Ep. 6: Test the Value of Soil Tests

Do you test your soil? Do you test every field every year? What’s your strategy? If you’re still not sure about the value of soil tests or the best way to sample, this sixth episode of the Growing Series podcast will help shed light on those answers. In this episode, Shaun Haney is joined by… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep. 5: Boost Agronomics & Profitability with the 4Rs

Do you know the 4Rs of crop nutrient management? If you’re concerned nutrient management planning is synonymous with red tape and added costs, you may be surprised to learn that the 4Rs add to farmer profitability AND environmental stewardship. The 4Rs — the right rate, right place, right form, and right time — of crop nutrient… Read more »

Growing Series, Ep 4: Cool New Tech in Cereal Genetics

Why is it that, on the same farm, you’ll see super great, brand-new canola varieties growing right next to old wheat genetics? In this episode of the Growing Series podcast, Janel Delage, Saskatchewan-based agronomist with Cargill, joins RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to talk about the benefits and attributes of new wheat genetics. Specifically, new genetics have… Read more »

Growing Series – Ep3 – Marketability of Poor-Quality Wheat

SPONSORED CONTENT What a year 2016 has been. Maintaining the quality of this crop through tough summer conditions and the epic harvest weather setbacks has proven to be a major challenge. In this episode of the Growing Series Podcast sponsored by Cargill, we get the facts on quality, how it will impact marketing, and then hone… Read more »