Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced Heather Ryan will be its next chief executive officer, effective May 9, 2022. Ryan moves into the role following the retirement of Scott Banda, who held the position for 12 years. “On behalf of the FCL board, it is my privilege to announce the appointment of Heather Ryan as… Read More

Two Saskatchewan Co-ops are expanding service to farm customers with the acquisition of Paragon Ag Services Ltd. (Paragon). Lake County Co-op and Prairie North Co-op have entered into an agreement to purchase Paragon’s three Saskatchewan retail ag sites and two anhydrous ammonia locations. This means these local Co-ops will grow their service footprint and add… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced that Regina City Council has officially approved an offer to purchase land north of the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC). The land would be used to construct a renewable diesel plant. Construction of the new plant is still subject to market conditions and securing necessary government approvals and support, however,… Read More

When the drill gets parked, it’s time to hook up the land rollers. Ken Wall, grow team advisor at Federated Cooperatives Ltd., says there are two reasons why you’d want to roll lentils (and other pulse crops); one of which is to smooth out the ridges from seeding. Lentils in particular are a low growing… Read More

Abiotic and biotic stress during seed germination and emergence will affect a canola crop later in the season. It’s important to recognize the different types of stress in order to determine what to do differently in future years. Jack Payne, grow team advisor with Federated Co-operatives Limited, joins Kara Oosterhuis for this Canola School episode… Read More

With canola prices where they’re at, producers want to hit those optimum yields. There are a few hurdles to overcome this year though, as high fertilizer prices and dry conditions might limit starter fertilizer rates. In this Canola School episode, Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Jack Payne, grow team advisor at Federated Co-operatives Ltd., on… Read More

We’re covering everything from cut worms to thousand kernel weights (and everything in between) when considering early season canola agronomy. Mike Hilhorst, Grow Team advisor with Federated Cooperatives Limited out of Westaskiwin, Alta., joins us for today’s RealAg LIVE! RealAg LIVE! streams every weekday at 3 pm E on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! SUMMARY North-central… Read More

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

 

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