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G3 co-owner SALIC looking at Iraq farmland

Dubai | Reuters –– The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) is looking at more farmland investment opportunities and has its neighbour Iraq on the list. SALIC, an arm of the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), said it was also looking to expand its investments in the Black Sea region, which already includes almost […] Read more

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Larger elevators, smaller rail cars seen in grain’s future

Winnipeg | CNS Canada –– Heading into the future, elevators will be more efficient and trains will carry more grain, according to industry professionals at the Grain World conference in Winnipeg. “I think there’s a real shift happening from low efficiency to the higher-efficiency facilities,” Karl Gerrand, CEO of G3, said Wednesday during the What […] Read more

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Saudi Arabia boosts stake in G3 Canada

Winnipeg | Reuters — Saudi Arabia’s agriculture company has taken control of the majority investor in grain handler G3 Canada Ltd., according to a filing, reducing Bunge Ltd.’s stake and strengthening the kingdom’s efforts to secure food supplies. G3 Global Holdings, the joint venture of U.S. agribusiness Bunge and Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. […] Read more

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North Africa showing solid demand for durum

CNS Canada –– North African countries have been some of the best customers for Canadian durum over the past few months, and weather issues with this year’s crops in the region should keep that demand solid going forward. As of February, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria combined have imported 1.3 million tonnes of Canadian durum during […] Read more

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Canada’s ever-changing grain scene

Understanding Market Bulls and Bears: Keep your eye on the changes underway in Canada’s grain and ag retail industries

There are a lot of changes underway that will have significant impacts on the future of our grain buying and ag retail business. This is my second column on the Canadian grain scene. Viterra/Glencore We know the history behind Viterra/Glencore’s evolution from the days of the Prairie Pools to today’s corporate entity known as Viterra. […] Read more

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The new G3’s cross-Canada future

Understanding Market Bulls and Bears: Brian Wittal sees the new CWB as a strong competitor in the Canadian grain industry

In 2012 the CWB’s monopoly powers were stripped away. Over the next couple of years the new entity purchased or entered into joint ventures with producer-owned grain handling facilities and built a number of new concrete facilities across the Prairies to try to remain a relevant player in the grain handling and marketing business in […] Read more