GFM Network News


Cargill’s ag input centre at Harrow, Ont., will need to find a new owner under order from federal regulators. (VisitHarrow.ca)

La Coop federee’s Ontario grain play cleared

La Coop federee’s plans to expand into southern Ontario’s grain handling and crop input retail sectors are now down by four retail sites. The federal Competition Bureau said Tuesday it has an agreement in place for its approval of a deal which will see Cargill’s Ontario grain and ag retail outlets and its joint-venture stake […] Read more

(Dave Bedard photo)

Cargill selling Ontario grain, inputs businesses

Quebec agrifood co-operative La Coop federee is set to stake a larger claim in Ontario’s grain and crop input sector with a deal for Cargill’s assets there. Cargill’s Winnipeg-based Canadian arm announced Thursday it will sell its Ontario grain and crop input outlets and its joint-venture stake in South West Ag Partners to La Coop […] Read more



Gerry Ritz won’t be coming back to the House of Commons in September. (Manitoba Co-operator photo by Shannon VanRaes)

Ex-agriculture minister Gerry Ritz quits Commons

Gerry Ritz, the federal minister for agriculture and agri-food for nine years in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, is done with federal politics. The MP for the western Saskatchewan riding of Battlefords-Lloydminster since 1997, Ritz announced via Twitter Thursday morning that he “will not be returning to my seat in the House of Commons this fall.” […] Read more





(Dave Bedard photo)

G3 to build two more Saskatchewan elevators

The grain company formerly known as CWB has picked sites and plans to start construction next month on two new grain elevators in Saskatchewan. G3 Canada on Tuesday announced it will build primary elevators about five km north of Melville on Highway 10 and seven km west of Saskatoon on Highway 14, to be ready […] Read more

The Canadian Grain Commission building on Main Street in Winnipeg. (File photo)

Canola Council chief to lead Grain Commission

The point person for Canada’s canola industry will become the chief executive of Canada’s grain handling regulator starting in mid-February. Patti Miller, the president of the Canola Council of Canada since 2012, will start a six-year term as chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission on Feb. 13, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced Tuesday. […] Read more



(Dave Bedard photo)

Cargill books higher profits, warns of tough markets

Reuters — U.S. agricultural commodities trader Cargill on Thursday reported a rise in third-quarter profit on stronger results in food ingredients and grain handling, but warned about headwinds from oversupplied grain markets and low commodity prices. The privately-held company is exiting lower-margin operations, including its U.S. pork business, and expanding deeper into food ingredients and […] Read more