It’s the last Friday in November! Some might call it Black Friday, but we here in Canada would rather call it “we’re jealous of your Thanksgiving leftovers, America” Friday. On today’s show, hear: John Ibbitson, columnist with the Globe and Mail, about the Conservative Party’s leadership and dealings with China; Patti Durand, transition specialist with… Read More

It’s been several months since Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients’ leadership announced its plans to take the company private. Today, AGT, Fairfax Financial, and Point North Capital released the details of its agreement to privatize. AGT says they’ll offer $18 per common share, which represents a premium of 36.7 per cent to the closing price… Read More

In a move some might already thought was coming, Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc announced Thursday it would be seeking privatization. The pulse processing and export company announced the move to go private this morning, but did not offer a clear indication as to when the privatization would actually take place. According to a… Read More

Regina-based AGT Food and Ingredients has announced an agreement to purchase Mobil Capital Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Mobil Grain, for $57.5 million. The price includes the issuance of $19 million of common shares in AGT and a $19.5 million promissory note. Founded by Lavern and Sheldon Affleck, Mobil specializes in operating a modular-designed, moveable… Read More

Whether it’s growing demand for protein or pressure to reduce carbon footprints in the food chain, pulses appear well-positioned to benefit from global food trends. As the largest pea and lentil exporter in the world, Western Canada stands to become the “protein basket of the world,” says Murad Al Katib, president and CEO of Regina-based AGT… Read More

Plans to build a pasta processing plant in Regina are still alive, according to the head of Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients (formerly Alliance Grain Traders.) The company’s purchase of West Central Road & Rail for $22 million this spring moves AGT closer to building the facility first announced back in 2011, said Murad Al-Katib at Canada’s… Read More

The current goal of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association is 7 million acres by 2025. Is that achievable? According to SaskCan Pulse / Alliance Grain Traders CEO Murad Al-Katib it is. He cites a number of reasons including farm sustainability with regard to crop rotations, higher protein value as a food source and the Canadian… Read More

 

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