Tiger-Sul Products (Canada) Co. has announced purchase of a sulphur-processing facility in Irricana. Tiger-Sul says the facility, originally constructed in 1998, was designed and built for sulphur processing.
“Increased demand for our sulphur bentonite products means increased production. Our new facility in Irricana not only allows for increased production to meet customer demand, but gives us additional space for R & D that will be used to develop new and innovative products that meet the nutritional needs of today’s high-production crops,” Christopher Smith, president & CEO of patent company H.J. Baker said in a release.
Agrium has donated $20,000 to HayEast 2012, the program to assist drought-affected eastern Canadian producers with shipments of hay from Western Canada.
The partnership of farm organizations across Canada is a follow-up to the HayWest program that saw thousands of eastern Canadian farmers send forages to Western Canada in 2002 to help alleviate the effects of that region’s drought.
Agrium’s donation will be split between Saskatchewan and Alberta to help reduce the cost of transporting hay from farm locations to rail depots.
“We are grateful for Agrium’s show of generosity, and we hope that other Canadian businesses will follow suit,” Nial Kuyek, general manager, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and HayEast 2012 organizer said in a release. “Farmers in Western Canada have stepped up to donate thousands of round bales of hay to our Eastern neighbours in need, but we need cash donations to help us transport it across the country.”
During HayWest 2002, the federal government covered the cost of rail cars, and CN and CP rail also made significant transportation donations. As well, nearly $110,000 was donated by the private sector in Canada’s eastern provinces. Organizers of HayEast 2012 have issued an urgent plea for Canadians and Canadian businesses to provide donations to support the transportation of donated hay from Western to Eastern Canada.
Individuals or businesses can make a donation at any Scotiabank location across Canada, or cheques can be made payable to “HayEast 2012.”