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Jan. 16, 2020

Strengthening Canola Exports with Producer Customers

The nature of the agriculture industry means that often, there are no guarantees. Some years are successful, while others present unique challenges. This past growing season, agriculture was affected multi-fold from a seeding, harvesting, and trade perspective. In March 2019, China banned canola seed shipments from two Canadian grain companies, including Richardson International. The ongoing trade dispute has greatly affected...

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Aug. 26, 2019

RICHARDSON PLANS NEW HIGH THROUGHPUT GRAIN ELEVATOR IN HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA

August 26, 2019 (Winnipeg, MB) — Richardson Pioneer Limited is pleased to announce plans to build a new high throughput grain elevator in High Level, Alberta. The new elevator will include 32,000 metric tonnes of storage space and will be capable of loading 135 cars through a loop track design. The new facility will replace the existing Richardson Pioneer 6,500...

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Jun. 12, 2019

RICHARDSON BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN GROWERS’ FIELDS AND RESEARCH BENCH WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF BENNETT FARM

June 12, 2019 (Richardson, SK) — After almost four years in the making, Richardson International was proud to officially open Bennett Farm on the afternoon of June 10, in the community of Richardson, located roughly 10 kilometres southeast of Regina. The event was attended by over 200 key industry members with Richardson premier producer customers, suppliers and sponsors and government...

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Feb. 25, 2019

RICHARDSON INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF A LEADING U.S. COOKING OIL BRAND, WESSON®, AND MEMPHIS PRODUCTION FACILITY

Richardson is committed to maintaining the Wesson brand in the marketplace and through investment and innovation, will continue to build the business. February 25, 2019 (Winnipeg, MB) — Richardson International Limited (“Richardson”) is pleased to announce that the acquisition of Wesson, a leading U.S. premium retail brand of cooking oils, previously announced on December 18, 2018, has closed following satisfaction of...

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Feb. 20, 2019

RICHARDSON ACQUIRES NEW CROP INPUTS BUSINESS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA

February 20, 2019 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of Agland Seed and Chemical Ltd., a retail crop inputs location in the community of La Crete, Alberta. The transaction closed on February 19, 2019. “With Ag Business Centres throughout the Peace River region of Alberta, the La Crete location will complement our existing Richardson...

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Dec. 18, 2018

RICHARDSON INTERNATIONAL TO ACQUIRE A LEADING U.S. COOKING OIL BRAND, WESSON®, AND MEMPHIS PRODUCTION FACILITY

Richardson is looking forward to working to bring true “farm to table” innovation and capabilities to the existing facility in Memphis, TN. December 18, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) — Richardson International Limited (“Richardson”) is pleased to announce an agreement with Conagra Brands, Inc. for the purchase of Wesson, a leading U.S. retail brand of canola and vegetable cooking oils. Wesson has been...

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Nov. 26, 2018

Farmers Edge and Richardson Pioneer Announce Exclusive Partnership to Boost Farm Digitization Across Western Canada

The companies will merge their strengths in agribusiness and AI-based decision agriculture technology to deliver unique digital agriculture products to growers across Western Canada.   WINNIPEG, Manitoba– November 26, 2018 — Farmers Edge, a global leader in decision agriculture, and Richardson Pioneer Limited, a subsidiary of Canada’s leading agribusiness Richardson International, announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership that will distribute digital precision...

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Jul. 30, 2018

RICHARDSON PIONEER TO BUILD FULLY-EQUIPPED INPUTS FACILITY IN DELISLE, SASKATCHEWAN

July 30, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited is pleased to announce the expansion of its Richardson Pioneer retail crop inputs network in Western Canada with the addition of a new, full-service facility in Delisle, located southwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Construction at the site is expected to begin later this month and it is anticipated the location will be operational...

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Apr. 05, 2018

RICHARDSON ACQUIRES NEW CROP INPUTS BUSINESS IN EASTERN ALBERTA

April 5, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of Eagle Agro Services Ltd., a full-service, retail crop inputs location in the community of Veteran, AB. The Veteran area was identified as a gap within the Richardson Pioneer crop inputs network in Western Canada. The transaction closed on April 4, 2018. “We are excited to...

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Apr. 04, 2018

RICHARDSON TO BUILD WORLD-CLASS INNOVATION CENTRE IN DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG

April 4, 2018 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International is investing more than $30 million to develop an innovation centre in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, featuring state-of-the-art technology and equipment for research and product development. This world-class facility will complement Richardson’s food and ingredients division and will provide an extensive opportunity for industry collaboration. The new centre will not only facilitate agri-food...

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Dec. 11, 2017

RICHARDSON ACQUIRES NEW CROP INPUTS BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA

RICHARDSON ACQUIRES NEW CROP INPUTS BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA December 11, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited is adding another crop inputs location to its growing network of retail crop inputs centres across the Prairies. Today, the company announced the acquisition of Bestland Air Ltd., an independent crop inputs retailer located near Starbuck, Manitoba. The transaction closed on December...

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Oct. 31, 2017

RICHARDSON ACQUIRES 10 RETAIL CROP INPUTS LOCATIONS FROM CHS CANADA

October 31, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited continues to expand its retail crop inputs network across the Prairies. Today, the company announced the acquisition of 10 retail crop inputs locations in Western Canada from CHS Canada LP. The transaction is expected to close in November. Richardson will acquire nine crop inputs locations in Alberta – Alix, Beiseker, Bow...