Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced the acquisition of True North Renewable Fuel’s assets. The announcement follows FCL’s building a strategy of improving the environmental impact of their facilities and the transportation fuels they produce. Scott Banda, chief executive officer of FCL says they are excited about the purchase of True North’s assets as it is… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and Blair’s Family of Companies (Blair’s) have entered into a joint venture that will own and operate Blair’s seven ag retail locations at Lanigan, Nokomis, Watrous, Liberty, McLean, Lipton, and Rosthern, Sask. Ron Healey, FCL vice-president of ag and consumer business, says the venture will benefit local Co-op member-owners and the… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has officially opened its $42.8 million fertilizer terminal located near Grassy Lake, Alta. Construction on the facility was announced in February of 2019, and the terminal began receiving product in June of this year. The new terminal warehouses, blends, and distributes a full suite of crop nutrition products including liquid micronutrients… Read More

Unionized workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) at Regina, Sask., will be returning to work over the next few weeks. Unifor Local 594 ratified a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement on Monday (June 22), ending a six-month lockout of 730 workers by Federated Co-op. The conclusion to the labour dispute is welcome news for… Read More

For some, farming is in their DNA — whether they like it or not. Even when they set out on a path very different from agriculture, some find their way back for one reason or another; and, frankly, agriculture is better for it. In this episode of Agronomy Geeks, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by… Read More

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

On today’s episode of RealAg Radio: RealAgriculture news lead, Jessika Guse has the top agriculture news stories of the day; Derek Wassermann, petroleum marketing manager at Federated Co-operatives Limited is in to discuss what they’re doing in regards to diesel; Jill Harvie, stakeholder and engagement manager with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association explains what took place… Read More

As temperatures warm, fields across the west are starting to see flea beetle emergence, and cotyledon defoliation. And that has producers wondering about when to take action. “There’s been some discussion about different threshold levels,” says Errin Willenborg, agronomist with Federated Co-op Ltd. The discussion stems from confusion around two listed thresholds — the 25… Read More

After closing the doors to three feed production facilities last week, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced it has acquired Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Sask. The facility has been operational since 2008, and makes roughly 150 million litres per year. “We are very pleased that our business is being acquired… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is consolidating its six feed production facilities in the Prairies into three. The three that are on the chopping block are the plants located in Brandon, Man., Melfort, Sask., and Edmonton, Alta. “While we don’t make these decisions lightly, by consolidating manufacturing and taking measures to refocus our resources in the… Read More

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