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Ceres grew its business in Manitoba last year when it bought Delmar Commodities, including Jordan Mills, a small soybean extrusion plant near Roland, Man.

Ceres Global Ag Corp. making its presence known on the oilseed processing stage

Manitoba will continue to be important in this grain company’s growth, says CEO Robert Day

Ceres Global Ag, a publicly traded, Minneapolis-based company, was flying mainly under the radar — until recently. But the newcomer grain company made headlines May 25, announcing plans to build a 1.1-million-tonne, US$350-million canola-crushing plant at Northgate, Sask. That move brought the firm into clearer focus for many market participants, and the picture that’s emerged

Ceres’ plan for canola crushing ‘good news’

Crushers are confident canola sector will produce enough product for new capacity

“Good news all around.” That’s how Chris Vervaet, executive director of the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA), responded when asked about Ceres Global Ag Corp.’s plans to build a 1.1-million-tonne canola-crushing plant at Northgate, Sask. Earlier this year two other companies announced they will build new plants, and a third announced it was doubling capacity of an existing facility.

(Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Canadian canola crush sets new weekly record

Canada’s canola crush hit a new weekly record during the week ended Wednesday, with processors across the country operating at nearly full capacity. The canola crush during the week ended March 22 came in at 208,268 tonnes, according to the most recent Canadian Oilseed Processors Association report. That puts the crush capacity utilization for the