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A mockup of IFFCO Canada’s proposed urea plant at Becancour, Que. (Guy Beauchesne graphic,

Quebec co-ops’ urea plant back on hold

Development of a major new nitrogen fertilizer plant in Quebec has returned to the back burner where it lived for much of the past year. The Canadian arm of the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative (IFFCO) and Quebec agrifood co-operative giant La Coop federee announced Monday they will again halt development work on their planned plant

Olymel to lay off Que. hog plant staff, cancel hog orders

Quebec pork and poultry packer Olymel has cancelled hog orders from Ontario and plans to lay off non-union staff at one of its hog slaughter plants next week, citing “force majeure” as the plant’s unionized workers walk the picket line. Workers represented by CSN (Confederation des syndicats nationaux) at Olymel’s Vallee-Jonction hog plant in Quebec’s

BMR hardware chain joins Coop federee

Agrifood processor and ag retailer La Coop federee has moved from minority stakeholder to full owner of home reno and hardware retail chain Groupe BMR. Coop federee, Quebec’s biggest agrifood company, announced Thursday it exercised an option in its 2013 purchase of a minority position in BMR, buying the retailer’s remaining shares and making it