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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.


A view of Ceres Global Ag’s Northgate, Sask. facility as seen from its fertilizer shed in 2018. (Grainews photo by Lisa Guenther)

Ceres plans southern Saskatchewan canola crush plant

U.S. firm to build plant at border grain terminal

U.S. ag commodities firm Ceres Global Ag, which in recent years has built up a Prairie grain and oilseed origination hub near the North Dakota border in southeastern Saskatchewan, now plans to crush canola there also. The Minneapolis company said Tuesday it plans to spend US$350 million to build an integrated crush plant with capacity

(Ceres Global Ag video screengrab via YouTube)

Ceres to buy further into Saskatchewan grain handling

Company taking up Cargill elevator in northeast

Minneapolis grain dealer Ceres Global Ag has made a deal to take its Prairie elevator network a step further northwest. The company announced Thursday it has an agreement in place to buy Cargill’s elevator and “associated assets” at Nicklen Siding, about 30 km north of Tisdale in northeastern Saskatchewan. The elevator, on Canadian National Railway

Delmar Commodities’ Jordan Mills soybean crush plant at Roland, Man., about 25 km north of Winkler. (DelmarCommodities.com)

Ceres closes on option to buy Delmar Commodities

U.S. commodities firm Ceres Global Ag Corp. has exercised its option and closed its deal to buy Manitoba grain merchandising firm Delmar Commodities. Ceres announced Friday it has completed the deal to buy all of Delmar’s shares for about $15.25 million in cash and assume about $7.6 million in existing term debt. The Minneapolis firm


Delmar Commodities’ Jordan Mills soybean crush plant at Roland, Man., about 25 km north of Winkler. (DelmarCommodities.com)

Manitoba grain firm Delmar Commodities on the block

Delmar Commodities is set to be sold to Ceres Global Ag, an integrated commodity group with operations throughout North America. The Winkler, Man. grain, oilseed and processing firm was founded by Martin Harder in 1995 from castoff elevators during the grain sector’s consolidation push at the time. Harder left the firm in 2010, selling his

(Dana Omland photo courtesy Ceres Global Ag)

Ceres lands tenant for Niagara-area grain elevator

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