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Morris’ Quantum Air Drill had its first public appearance at Canada’s Farm Progress Show and its formal launch at Ag in Motion in 2018. (Grainews photo by Scott Garvey)

Court approves Morris Industries’ sale to Rite Way

Yorkton plant, not included in deal, to close

Seeding equipment manufacturer Morris Industries has been approved for sale to another Saskatchewan manufacturer — minus its Yorkton manufacturing plant, which is not part of the sale and is now expected to close by year’s end. Judge Shawn Smith of Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon on Friday approved the sale of Morris to a

Farmers recently lined up at Global Grain’s Plum Coulee facility to retrieve their edible beans.

Farmers retrieve beans from Global Grain in wake of insolvency

That will cut the amount of security money needed to cover what farmers are owed

Many farmers who were owned by Global Grain Canada of Plum Coulee have gotten their goods back. The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is still tallying how much farmers are owed, but CGC spokesman Remi Gosselin said in an interview Nov. 20 that figure has come down as physical stocks of edible beans are returned to


Morris’ Quantum Air Drill had its first public appearance at Canada’s Farm Progress Show and its formal launch at Ag in Motion in 2018. (Grainews photo by Scott Garvey)

Court approval sought for Morris Industries sale

Rite Way deal the 'highest and best offer received'

The court overseeing creditor protection for seeding equipment maker Morris Industries is being asked to approve a deal for the company’s sale to another Saskatchewan manufacturer. Calgary consultancy Alvarez and Marsal, the court-appointed monitor for Morris, said Tuesday in its latest report to Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon it recommends approval of a sale

A field is sprinkled with the remnants of cotton after a harvest in Trangie, Australia, September 4, 2019. Drought is weighing on economic growth, and the dire conditions have prompted Australia, a major wheat exporter, to import the grain for the first time in 12 years.

Australia offers drought-ravaged farmers cheap loans

Farm businesses will have access of up to $500,000, interest free for the first two years

Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to A$1 billion in cheap loans, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Nov. 6, as the government seeks to curb rising discontent from rural voters. Farmers across Australia’s east coast have been battling drought conditions for more than three years, wilting agricultural production and leaving some towns on



Opinion: Cleaning up the landscape

Opinion: Cleaning up the landscape

The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling which requires bankrupt oil companies to be held responsible for cleaning up inactive oil wells, is a welcome decision. When companies file for bankruptcy protection, paying off creditors was usually the only order of business. Now monies need to be committed to cleaning up their mess left out

Chickpeas. (CalypsoArt/iStock/Getty Images)

Some Canadian Exotic Grains customers compensated

CNS Canada — A few producers who did not receive payment from Canadian Exotic Grains Ltd. have been compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program, the commission said Tuesday. Canadian Exotic Grain’s grain dealer license was revoked April 26 after the company was unable to pay producers. On June 4, Saskatchewan



Producers are poised to plant vegetables as weather conditions improve, but they’re nervous that a market may not be found for their crops come harvest.

Province ‘optimistic’ vegetable processor will reopen

Receiver is working on a marketing package to pitch to potential new owners, says government spokesperson

The provincial government is hopeful a Manitoba vegetable processor may soon be back in business. Canadian Prairie Garden Puree Products (CPG) ceased operations March 22 when it was forced into receivership, resulting in layoffs at its Portage la Prairie plant and throwing into question the entire 2017 season for farmers supplying it. Last week a

Lamb co-op files for bankruptcy protection

The Canadian Lamb Producers Co-operative 
seeks bridge funding

Reportedly unable to raise the sales volume needed to cover costs, the Canadian Lamb Producers Co-operative is seeking bankruptcy protection. The Western Producer newspaper on Jan. 27 quoted a recent statement in which the co-operative said it has been seeking an investor to finance its operations while production is ramped up and sales are increased