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Sylvite set to buy Thompsons agronomy business

Ontario grain and bean handler Thompsons Ltd. is set to sell its crop agronomy business to a retail business partner in that province. U.S. grain firm The Andersons, the owner of Thompsons since January, announced Tuesday in its second-quarter report it plans to sell Thompsons’ “agronomy assets” to Burlington, Ont.-based Sylvite Holdings. Financial terms of […] Read more

The Thompsons facility at Hensall, Ont., about 50 km north of London. (

Grain firms Andersons, Lansing to merge

The two U.S. grain firms that jointly own Ontario grain handler and processor Thompsons Ltd. are taking their relationship to the next level. Ohio-based grain handling and processing firm The Andersons, Inc. announced Monday it has signed a deal with Lansing Trade Group (LTG) for the remaining 67.5 per cent of LTG it doesn’t already […] Read more

Providence Grain’s elevator at Marengo, Sask., west of Kindersley. (

U.S. trader Lansing takes bigger stake in Providence

Prairie grain handler Providence Grain Group is set to add some merchandising bench strength as its silent partner takes a bigger stake. Kansas-based Lansing Trade Group, which maintains grain trading desks in Western Canada, announced in late March it will increase its stake in Alberta-based Providence Grain to 38 per cent, up from about 12 […] Read more

Samples are taken from a load of corn at IGPC’s Aylmer, Ont. ethanol plant. (

Ont. co-op swaps corn supply line for ethanol plant

Corrected, April 30, 2015 — Farmer co-operative IGPC plans to switch to Thompsons from Cargill as the main corn supplier for its southwestern Ontario ethanol processing plant, starting this fall. Thompsons Ltd. will start buying corn immediately for deliveries from Oct. 1 onward to the Aylmer, Ont. ethanol plant, IGPC (Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative) said in a […] Read more