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A Richardson Pioneer grain elevator in Saskatchewan on July 28, 2017. (Scott Prokop Photography/CNW Group/Richardson International)

Richardson building new southwestern Saskatchewan elevator

On-site crop inputs facility to follow

Winnipeg grain firm Richardson International has started work on a new high-throughput grain elevator in southwestern Saskatchewan, to be bookended by smaller elevators it already operates in the region. The company said Monday it began construction work earlier this month at Carmichael, about 65 km southwest of Swift Current, about three km south of the […] Read more

DowDuPont announced Corteva as the name for its merged agribusiness in February 2018, ahead of its planned June 2019 spinoff. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Corteva cleared for spinoff

The combined agriculture businesses of Dow Chemical and DuPont have cleared the last of their regulatory hurdles to go ahead with their formal June 1 spinoff. The Delaware-based agribusiness, under the name Corteva, Inc., is scheduled to begin “when-issued” trading on the NYSE on May 24, and “regular way” trading on June 3, under the […] Read more



Like the soybeans in this photo, most of the new varieties hitting the market for 2015 have the RR2 gene.

New soybean varieties for 2016

There will be nine new Roundup Ready soybean varieties on the market next spring

All but one of the nine new soybean varieties hitting the market for the first time in 2016 have one thing in common: their genes. Eight of the new varieties use the Roundup Ready 2 gene. Brett Young Notus R2 Notus R2 is a new early-maturing soybean from Elite. At 2300 CHU it fits well […] Read more


Richardson to replace Dauphin elevator

Richardson International has budgeted over $20 million to bring down the old and build the new at its grain elevator site at Dauphin, Man. The privately-held Winnipeg grain firm announced Thursday it will build a new Dauphin high-throughput elevator with 10,000 tonnes of storage capacity, linking into the site’s current steel bin storage space, bringing […] Read more

bottles of soybean oil

High oleic soybeans look for market share

U.S. farmers planting high-oleic soybeans have their sights set on the canola market

The brochure for this type of soybeans would catch any Prairie farmer’s eye: “With high oleic soybeans, you can take back the market share you lost to canola and other crops.” It’s not meant for us — it’s for U.S. soybean growers. Jay Myers, United Soybean Board director from Colfax, North Dakota said, “I don’t […] Read more