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Grain World: Opportunities great for Canadian pulses, AGT CEO says

Saskatoon | MarketsFarm — To Murad Al-Katib, the opportunities for Canadian pulse exports to India are amazing, provided one correctly understands the context of India’s tariffs on pulses. Also, he said, those Canadian exporters must realize they need to switch from being solely dependent on commodities to adding value by shipping food and ingredients. “We


Grain World: AGT books eventful 2019

Saskatoon | MarketsFarm — This year has been a watershed year for AGT Food and Ingredients, the company’s CEO Murad Al-Katib told the Grain World conference in Saskatoon. AGT was delisted from the TSX earlier in 2019, as Al-Katib moved to take the company private after 12 years of being publicly traded. Its new ownership


Murad Al-Katib, of AGT Food and Ingredients, told the Grain World conference Canada will be a world leader in plant-based protein.

Canada will lead world in plant protein

Pulse executive Murad Al-Katib is predicting great things for western Canadian agriculture in the coming years

Murad Al-Katib believes there are tremendous opportunities for Canadian agriculture on the world stage. The president and CEO of Regina-based AGT Food and Ingredients delivered this message Nov. 14 as the keynote speaker at the 2018 edition of the Grain World conference in Winnipeg. “When I was a kid I used to say we are


AGT’s privatization to proceed

CNS Canada — AGT Food and Ingredients has announced a definitive agreement to take the publicly-traded Saskatchewan pulse and durum processing and export firm private. If all conditions are met, the deal is expected to go through in the first quarter of 2019. The buyer group, including AGT CEO Murad Al-Katib, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited


AGT president and CEO Murad Al-Katib says the company is well positioned to weather a commodity downturn due to diversification.

AGT stock tracks challenges of pulse industry

It’s been an up-and-down ride for this made-in-Canada success story

Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients was riding a high in 2016. In May its stock hit highs of more than $40 per share. Almost a year and a half later, the story had changed and AGT stock hit lows of almost $18 per share — a level not seen since mid-2014. Marching in near lockstep


The Glenora area has outstanding pea fields. The numerous recent rainfalls in this area has worked in their favour.

Pulse popularity portends bright future

Record attendance at this year’s Pulse and Special Crops Convention wasn’t a coincidence, 
says Pulse Canada president Gordon Bacon

It’s no coincidence that the popularity of pulse crops is rising as consumers become more interested in healthy eating, says Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients. “As a food industry I think we have to be prepared for what could be a transformational earthquake that is coming with consumers where

Grain must be picked up at numerous locations and delivered on a time-sensitive basis to ships waiting at port, and poor railway service can mean demurrage charges, lost sales and reduced competitiveness.

Editorial: Long wait, more rhetoric

A long-awaited report by the panel reviewing the Canadian Transportation Act will disappoint those in the grains sector looking for more accountability in the system that moves their crop to market. The report “Pathways: Connecting Canada’s Transportation System to the World” is the result of an accelerated review of the federal legislation. The scheduled review