Tag: CPS

Competition Bureau Tells CPS to Sell Retail Outlets in Andrukow Group Acquisition

Agrium’s Crop Production Services has reached a deal with the Competition Bureau to sell four retail outlets in Alberta to address concerns about reduced fertilizer competition resulting from its proposed purchase of Andrukow Group Solutions. CPS announced an agreement-in-principle back in April to purchase Andrukow Group and all of its assets, which includes 17 crop… Read more »

Andrukow Group and CPS Announce ‘New Era’ with Purchase Agreement

Crop Production Services (CPS) and Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. (AGSI) today announced that they have entered into an agreement in principle. Pending it clears all regulatory hoops, CPS will purchase AGSI and its affiliates. “The transaction provides the opportunity to combine the strengths of two high quality agricultural retailers in the fiercely competitive agricultural products and services industry,”… Read more »

CPS Registers Multigenic Clubroot Resistant Canola Variety

Crop Production Services is releasing a canola variety it says offers the “first true” multigenic resistance to clubroot disease, including the new 5X pathotype found in Alberta. The Proven Seed-brand variety PV 580 GC was formally registered on October 23. “The CPS Canadian Research and Development team has invested heavily in discovering and breeding new… Read more »

CPS Will No Longer Offer FCC Crop Input Finance Program

In a letter issued to customers by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) on July 29th, 2014, Crop Production Services (CPS) has notified FCC that it will no longer offer the FCC Crop Input Financing to CPS customers.  The total amount of loans that was issued by FCC through CPS has not been publicly noted.  One can assume… Read more »

Traditional Field Days are Still Valuable for Farmers

One of the oldest traditions in the summer time is for farmers to attend local field days that are hosted by ag-input retailers or government researchers. Depending on where you are in the country you have probably attended many different ones at times for a number of reasons.   Many people attend to see the… Read more »