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Antitrust regulators step in on Dreyfus elevator sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal Competition Bureau says a ‘rivalry’ between a pair of Prairie grain elevators would be lost to farmers if one is sold to the other’s owner. The bureau announced Friday it had filed an application Thursday with the federal Competition Tribunal, seeking an order that grain handler Parrish and Heimbecker sell either its elevator […] Read more

Richardson to replace northernmost grain elevator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grain handler Richardson Pioneer plans to replace the northernmost grain elevator in its Prairie network by next fall. The arm of Winnipeg’s Richardson International said Monday it has started construction on a new elevator at High Level in northwestern Alberta, about 200 km south of the province’s border with the Northwest Territories. The new facility, […] Read more


P+H plans new elevator east of Winnipeg

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grain company Parrish and Heimbecker is set to put up one of the easternmost primary grain elevators in Western Canada, not far from one of its existing sites. The privately held Winnipeg company announced Friday it will start construction this month on a 25,000-tonne capacity grain elevator on Canadian National Railway track at Dugald, Man., […] Read more

Ceres lands tenant for Niagara-area grain elevator

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former Robin Hood flour mill repurposed as an export grain elevator in the Niagara region will devote the bulk of its capacity to a new tenant starting next summer. Minneapolis-based Ceres Global Ag Corp. announced Tuesday it has a new long-term storage and handling agreement in place with London Agricultural Commodities (LAC). The agreement […] Read more


P+H to double down on northwestern Manitoba grain

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED/CORRECTED, Aug. 17 — Winnipeg grain company Parrish and Heimbecker has plans to double its grain handle out of northwestern Manitoba with a new elevator and crop input centre. The company announced Aug. 1 it will put up a new facility in the RM of Gilbert Plains, with 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes of storage capacity […] Read more

Cargill upgrading rail loading at Lethbridge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agrifood firm Cargill is reworking the site layout and expanding its rail loading capacity at its grain elevator in the Lethbridge city limits. The company recently announced a $20 million project to “more than double” the loading capacity at the Lethbridge elevator, from 56 to 134 cars. “The industry standard for rail capacity is increasing, […] Read more


It’s been a good few years in the bin business

Crops have been getting larger, but the elevator system has gone in the other direction, forcing farmers to add more of their own storage

Reading Time: 5 minutes Prairie farmers can’t seem to get enough on-farm storage, and the trend is likely to continue but with ever-growing bin sizes. As farms grow, so too do their storage needs, says Lyle Muyres, vice-president, marketing for CORR Grain Systems Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census of Agriculture confirms operations are getting larger, with producers increasing their farm […] Read more

P+H plans new east-central Alberta elevator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winnipeg grain and agrifood firm Parrish and Heimbecker is set to reinforce its recent arrival in the east-central Alberta retail market with a new grain elevator. Privately-held P+H announced Tuesday it will build a new 46,000-tonne capacity grain elevator and crop input centre at Viking, about 120 km southeast of Edmonton. The Viking site will […] Read more


It’s buyer’s choice when it comes to your grain

Getting and keeping your farm on your elevator's 'first-call' list is harder than ever

Reading Time: 6 minutes With the competition heating up among farmers trying to sell their grain, and also among the elevators trying to buy it, relationship building between buyers and sellers has never been more important to business success for grain and oilseed producers. It’s why dropping in to say a friendly hello every few months is no longer […] Read more

Paterson to build central Alta. grain terminal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Winnipeg’s Paterson Grain plans to make its move into the central Alberta grain handling market with a new inland terminal about an hour southeast of Edmonton. Paterson announced Thursday it plans to build a 55,000-tonne capacity handling site at Daysland, about 40 km southeast of Camrose, to start accepting grain sometime next year. The new […] Read more