Posts Tagged ‘Western Canada Ag retail’

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Your Crop, Your Choice, Your Future - Government of Canada

With the passage of the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, the Government has given Western Canadian grain producers the same freedom to market their crops as their counterparts across the country.

This change to a voluntary Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) will bring new opportunities for producers, and innovation and value-added jobs to the Canadian economy…(learn more)

Who is the next Engro (Esso) or Agrium JV to come under the CPS name and Agrium control?

Monday, January 11th, 2010


The Ag retail market in Western Canada continues to consolidate with Agrium’s latest announcement of retailers that will be under the Crop Production Services (CPS) brand.  The 5 retailers and the joint venture mentioned in Agrium’s press release include:


Parkland Agri Services: (AB) Carseland, Crossfield, Disbury, Penhold, Delburn, Stettler, Torrington, High River, Nanton,


Ross Agri: (AB) Camrose, Castor, Czar, Drumheller, Ponoka, Rimbey, Trochu, Viking, Wainright, Wetaskiwin.


ServAgro: (AB) Milk River, Foremost, Bow Island


RTL Agri Services: (AB) Lethbridge, Coaldale, Picture Butte,


Cheyne Agri Services: (SK) Rocanville, Moosomin, Kipling, Montmartre

Heartland Agro Services: (SK) Moosejaw, Regina, Lumsden, Davidson



Who is the next Engro (Esso) or Agrium JV to come under the CPS name and Agrium control?



——————————Press Release———————-


Title: Agrium Continues Retail Growth With Move Into Western Canada

Date(s): 1/11/2010 7:34:37 AM

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Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today a number of
transactions resulting in the establishment of 33 retail outlets in
Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and they will now be branded under
the Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc. name.

Agrium has purchased the remaining crop nutrient assets which it did
not previously own from five Engro franchise dealers and an existing
joint venture, with 27 locations in southern and central Alberta and
6 locations in southern Saskatchewan.

The retail outlets have annual revenues of approximately

“These acquisitions are an important part of our Retail growth
strategy and are expected to be accretive to earnings in 2010″, said
Mike Wilson, Agrium President and CEO. “The purchase of these retail
assets marks our entrance into the Canadian retail market and will
enhance our ability to serve all our customers in these regions.
Agrium has been in the retail crop input business in the U.S. for
approximately 17 years under the brand name of Crop Production
Services and this move into Canada is in line with our goal of
doubling our Retail EBITDA in the future and providing further
diversity in our Retail business. We will continue to look at
selective retail opportunities as they arise.”

Over the past six months, Agrium has acquired over 60 farm centers in
the United States and Canada, with over $350-million in revenues.
This includes the series of transactions noted above, the acquisition
of 24 retail outlets from Agriliance in December, 2009, and four
other independent outlets in the United States.