Richardson International has completed its purchase of Wesson, a purchase originally announced last year. The deal, made December 18, 2018, closed as of February 25, 2019, as all the regulatory and other closing requirements were made. According to the new release, Richardson will acquire the Wesson production facility located at Memphis, Tennessee, which will expand… Read More

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 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 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 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

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

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