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CPS outlets to take merged parent’s name

A well-known and unusually literal brand in Canadian and U.S. agribusiness is set to disappear this summer under the name of its new parent firm. Crop input retail stores and facilities run by Crop Production Services (CPS) — the brand today used across North America by the retail arm of the company formerly known as […] Read more

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PotashCorp, Agrium get last blessing for Jan. 1 wedding

Two major Canadian players in the global fertilizer industry now have what they say is the final blessing they need to close their merger deal Jan. 1, on two already-met conditions. Saskatoon-based Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Calgary-based Agrium Inc. announced Wednesday they’ve received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to close their […] Read more

A new elevator and retail site at Viking, Alta. is expected to complement Parrish and Heimbecker’s Dakota crop services centre at Sedgewick, shown here. (

P+H plans new east-central Alberta elevator

Winnipeg grain and agrifood firm Parrish and Heimbecker is set to reinforce its recent arrival in the east-central Alberta retail market with a new grain elevator. Privately-held P+H announced Tuesday it will build a new 46,000-tonne capacity grain elevator and crop input centre at Viking, about 120 km southeast of Edmonton. The Viking site will […] Read more


P+H to expand Alberta ag retail reach

Grain company Parrish and Heimbecker plans to expand its crop input retail space into east-central Alberta by buying four store sites in a federally-mandated sale. The privately-held Winnipeg firm on Monday announced it has reached an agreement with Agrium’s retail arm, Crop Production Services, to buy the sites at Sedgewick, Wainwright, St. Paul and Marwayne. […] Read more

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Saskatchewan farmers to launch ag retail chain

A Saskatchewan family farm and seed retailing operation is set to become the home base for a new chain of crop input and seed retail stores. Brad Hanmer, who farms and operates Hanmer Seeds at Govan, Sask., about 100 km north of Regina, on Wednesday announced the launch of SynergyAG, which plans to open four […] Read more

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Agrium’s CPS agrees to shed four Alberta retail sites

Agrium’s Crop Production Services (CPS) arm will need to sell four ag retail sites in eastern Alberta to close on its deal to buy an independent western Prairie retail chain. The federal Competition Bureau on Thursday announced an agreement with CPS dealing with the company’s planned purchase of Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. which operates 18 […] Read more

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CPS to seek buyer for Sask. farm supply outlet

A deal for Agrium’s Crop Production Services (CPS) to buy a crop input retail chain in north-central Saskatchewan will require the company to sell off a retail outlet and a pair of its storage sites. The federal Competition Bureau on Monday announced it has an agreement with CPS over its planned deal to buy six […] Read more

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Ducks Unlimited shifts forage incentive for Manitoba

A program encouraging Prairie farmers to improve waterfowl habitat by flipping cropland into hayland or pasture will continue the same this spring, except in Manitoba. The DUC/CPS forage program, offered by Ducks Unlimited Canada and Crop Production Services (CPS) Canada, will still see growers in Saskatchewan and Alberta get a rebate of $100 for each […] Read more


Canola program stacks genes against new clubroot

Rather than send out a canola variety with a single source of resistance against clubroot — especially the disease’s most recent pathotype — Agrium’s CPS division has stacked several sources into the new hybrids it’s sending for testing this summer. Crop Production Services on Monday announced its “next generation” of Argentine canola hybrids shows “high […] Read more