Richardson Pioneer

Generations of Growing

Richardson Pioneer is Canada’s largest fully-integrated agribusiness. We offer value to our grower customers through our network of crop inputs retail locations combined with our grain handling capabilities.

AG Business centres crop inputs retailing

Richardson Pioneer operates 93 Ag Business Centre locations across Western Canada. With a full range of seeds, fertilizers, and crop protection products, we support innovation and new technology in the marketplace by offering the latest in brand name products, supported by a network of sales agronomists and industry-leading digital tools.
Personalized Products and Service

Our staff have one goal – and that is to ensure our grower customers have the best products and advice to support the best yield possible. Through training and support from our team of professional agronomists, we aim to provide excellent advice and guidance to identify problems, determine the most effective solutions, and maximize farm profitability.

Our strategically located Ag Business Centres offer the quickest and most efficient high speed blending and coating options in the marketplace. With upwards of eight separations, we create custom blends for customers based on information gathered from our CropMatrix™ digital planning platform and our CropWatch™ agronomy program.

To learn more about the products and services available through our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres, contact the location nearest you or log in to Your Richardson Pioneer account for access to agronomic decision-making tools and timely agronomic updates from our team.


Ag Partner Financing

As a trusted partner for Western Canadian growers, we have teamed up with Rabobank to give our customers a convenient financing option.

Ag Partner Financing is a program designed to give our customers the opportunity to finance all crop input products and services purchased at any of our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres. Ag Partner Financing offers both a revolving line of credit, which is financed through Rabobank, or customers can use the short-term financing option.

Speak with a representative at your local Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre to learn more about financing options through Ag Partner Financing.

Grain marketing

Richardson Pioneer has the country’s most efficient network of high-throughput elevators, with 55 locations across Western Canada. Every year, we handle 14 to 16 million tonnes of locally-sourced grains, oilseeds, and other crops to meet growing global demand for quality Canadian commodities. Richardson Pioneer handles and markets:
  • Wheat
  • Durum
  • Canola
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Soybeans
  • Corn
  • Flax
  • Lentils
  • Peas

With expertise in merchandising and international trading offices, we closely monitor customer needs and analyze commodity markets for well-timed selling opportunities.

Contracting Tools

Richardson Pioneer offers a variety of contracting tools and options to help customers determine the right contract and timing to market their grain.

Using these contracting tools, we can help:

  • Manage grain storage by scheduling deliveries to a terminal for a specified period. This helps manage space issues and quality risk.
  • Manage return on investment by guaranteeing a minimum price for some or all of a crop.
  • Capitalize on market rallies and benefit from future price increases.
  • Manage cash flow by ensuring growers have it when they need it while allowing them to remain in the market to capture potential upside.
  • Avoid production shortfall risks associated with other cash grain delivery contracts.

Contact your local Richardson Pioneer representative to learn more about grain marketing options or log in to Your Richardson Pioneer portal.


Merchandising and Terminals

Not only do we pride ourselves on fast, efficient service to our grower customers at our elevators, we are committed to meeting the needs of buyers around the world. Our dedicated logistics team ensures the timely collection and delivery of commodities by rail, truck, and vessel.

Richardson International exports grains and oilseeds to more than 70 countries around the world. Our port terminal in North Vancouver is one of the world’s most efficient facilities, with a storage capacity of approximately 180,000 tonnes. Richardson has a 25 per cent ownership share in the Cascadia terminal, situated near Vancouver and is a partner in Prince Rupert Grain. These facilities are the three largest volume grain terminals in Canada.

In Eastern Canada, Richardson International handles and merchandises grain and serves eastern growers through our port terminal elevators in Hamilton, Ontario; Thunder Bay, Ontario; and Sorel, Québec.

Richardson Farms

We are committed to supporting farmers and promoting Canadian agriculture, and we believe research and education are essential to the growth and sustainability of our industry. Richardson Farms brings this belief to life.

Our research and demonstration farms – Kelburn Farm in Manitoba and Bennett Farm in Saskatchewan – is where we put the latest technologies and techniques to the test under real growing conditions. From assessing new crop protection products before they go to market, to using both large scale and small plots to identify differences in seed varieties, to applying 4R practices by incorporating pioneering fertilizer products and strategies, our drive for innovation means better service to our customers.

Learning on the Farm

Richardson is pleased to partner with organizations such as the Manitoba Canola Growers, Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba, and Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan to provide opportunities for school children to learn about agriculture. Kelburn and Bennett Farms welcome thousands of kids every year for hands-on learning – often the first visit to farm for many children. These educational tours highlight sustainable farming practices and engage kids in learning about where their food comes from and the importance of farming in their home communities and around the world. We look forward to resuming school tours at Richardson Farms in the near future.