Scoular Co. has set up a new delivery point for southwestern Ontario growers from whom it buys grain.
The Omaha-based, privately-held grain firm announced Thursday it has made a deal with Martin Farming — which operates at Paris, just northwest of Brantford — that will direct grain to Martin’s new 22,000-tonne-capacity elevator.
The agreement “allows Scoular to buy directly from Ontario producers and Martin Farming to store and handle the grain,” Scoular said in a release.
Scoular’s direct presence in Canada is so far mainly in the West, with processing plants and elevators in Manitoba and Saskatchewan plus offices in Saskatoon and Calgary, from which it deals in Canadian pulses, flax, sunflowers, wheat, canola, barley, corn and soybeans.
The 128-year-old U.S. company made its first major move into the Canadian market just in 2015, when it bought the special crops division of Winnipeg-based Legumex Walker.
“This agreement is a milestone for Scoular as we continue to grow in the Ontario market,” Scoular trade unit manager Garrett Timmons said in Thursday’s release.
Martin Farming, owned by Kris Martin, leases and sharecrops on several farms in southwestern Ontario’s Brant County region, where he also operates Grain Care, a grain freight business.
“We are excited to partner with a trusted company like Scoular to serve producers in southwestern Ontario,” Martin said in Scoular’s release. — Glacier FarmMedia Network