Our History

Our History

Pioneering Spirit

For more than 150 years, Richardson has been the first name in Canadian agriculture because we are truly invested in everything we do. As Canada’s largest agribusiness, our commitment to our industry and our people is how we set ourselves apart. Richardson was the first company to handle grain grown by farmers in Western Canada, and we were the first to help service our customers by building grain elevators in many Prairie communities, in some cases before railroads even stretched that far.

Global demand for Canadian grains and oilseeds is stronger than ever and we are proud to help bring Canadian agriculture to the world. We are always working to enhance our facilities and services, improve our processes, strengthen our relationships and invest in the communities in which we work and live.

Time and experience have helped shape our company, but it is our enduring relationships with generations of farmers, customers and the dedication of our employees that has helped us grow into the well-positioned and globally connected company we are today.

Richardson International is a subsidiary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited.