Tag: Richardson

Richardson pulls out from Canola Council of Canada and Flax Council of Canada

One of Canada’s largest grain companies says it has withdrawn from the country’s canola and flax industry groups, leaving the Canola Council of Canada and the Flax Council of Canada with tough budget decisions for 2018. Richardson International, the parent company of Richardson Pioneer, is no longer funding the two national oilseed organizations as of… Read more »

Richardson acquiring CHS Canada’s 10 retail outlets

Richardson International has reached a deal to acquire CHS Canada’s 10 crop input retail outlets in Western Canada. The deal signals the exit of the American farmer-owned co-op from the crop retail business on the Canadian prairies, after entering with the acquisition of independent retailer DynAgra Corp in 2012. “CHS is grateful to the growers… Read more »

Richardson acquires European Oat Millers

Richardson International is expanding its oat milling business and its presence in Europe. The Winnipeg-based company says it has acquired European Oat Millers, as of June 15, 2017. Headquartered in Bedford, England, European Oat Millers is the second largest oat miller in Europe, according to Richardson, producing a wide range of oat products that are… Read more »

Richardson Buys Southern Sask. Crop Input Retailer

Richardson Pioneer says it has signed a deal to acquire Crop First Agro, an independent crop input retailer in Grenfell Saskatchewan. “We are excited to join the Richardson team and greatly strengthen the services we offer to our customers,” said Dave Edgar, co-owner of Crop First Agro, in a statement on Tuesday. Richardson says the… Read more »

Richardson Spending $120 Million to Upgrade Lethbridge Canola Plant

Richardson International has announced its investing $120 million to upgrade and expand its canola processing plant at Lethbridge, Alberta. Currently, the company says the facility can process approximately 450,000 metric tonnes per year. The plan is to boost capacity to over 2,000 tonnes per day, and more than 700,000 tonnes per year. Some of the… Read more »

The Challenges Facing the Port of Churchill — A Shipper’s Perspective

There are plenty of questions, but not many answers when it comes to the future of the Port of Churchill. We know its owner, OmniTrax Canada, gave port employees layoff notices on Monday afternoon, with the 2016 shipping season just weeks away. We know OmniTrax is trying to sell the port and received a letter… Read more »

Richardson Invests $15 Million in Saskatchewan Research and Demonstration Farm

Richardson International has committed $15 million to developing its new research and demonstration farm southeast of Regina, close to the community — appropriately chosen — of Richardson. Bennett Farm will be a 444-acre demonstration farm and training centre where the company and its partners will test seed varieties, crop inputs and equipment. Richardson has operated… Read more »

Lang and O’Leary Discuss Glencore Buying Viterra

I always find it interesting to read or hear the mainstream media cover big ag stories.  We have been able to see this with the coverage of the CWB single desk dissolving early this year and now the Glencore – Viterra deal. In the below episode of the Lang and O’Leary Exchange, three segments are… Read more »

The New Richardson Elevators from the Viterra Deal

Based on the announcement today of the Glencore purchase of Viterra, Richardsons has really solidified their already strong presence in Western Canadian agriculture. According to the Richardson’s press release: Richardson’s agreement with Glencore includes the purchase of a 25% ownership interest in Cascadia Terminal (Vancouver), which will allow Richardson to ship increased volumes of grain… Read more »