City of Regina looking back on 2021 as successful year for economic growth

Dec 29, 2021 | 12:50pm

2021 was a very successful year for economic growth for the City of Regina and they are hoping it will carry over into the new year. Some of the highlights included $3 billion  of private investment within the area, with the agricultural technology sector containing projects expected to lead the area in economic growth for […]

Workers at Cargill beef plant in High River Alberta reach tentative agreement

Dec 2, 2021 | 11:02am

Workers at a Cargill meatpacking plant in High River, Alberta, are scheduled to vote on a tentative deal only days away from a strike or lockout. The union says the deal offers the best food processing contract in Canada. Nearly 2,000 workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers vote on the tentative agreement […]

Sask. cattle producers closely watching labor dispute at Cargill beef plant in Alberta

Nov 30, 2021 | 5:36am

Saskatchewan cattle producers are closely watching a labor dispute at the Cargill beef plant in High River, Alberta. Workers rejected a contract offer last week and have set a strike date of next Monday. Cargill responded with a lock-out notice also for next Monday. The president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers, Kelcy Elford, says a […]

Late payments from Cargill reported from prairie producers

Nov 3, 2021 | 6:09am

Challenges with a new computer system at Cargill is causing some issues with late payments for producer grain deliveries. The Canadian Grain Commission has received 23 formal complaints over the last few weeks, including another three Monday. Grain Commission spokesman Remi Gosselin says they come from all three Prairie provinces. “As far as we know, […]

Cargill to build canola crushing plant at Global Transportation Hub west of Regina

Aug 16, 2021 | 2:41pm

Cargill has announced it will build a proposed 350 million dollar canola crushing plant west of Regina at the Global Transportation Hub. Cargill says the Global Transportation Hub offers excellent highway and rail infrastructure and offers minimal disruption to Regina residents. Cargill Canada president Jeff Vassart says the location also gives canola farmers easy access […]

Cargill helping STARS

May 4, 2021 | 12:54pm

Cargill is coming to the aid of STARS and its goal of renewing its aging helicopter fleet by providing a $400,000 grant. The grant will be used by the not-for-profit air ambulance organization to help purchase nine new, medically-equipped Airbus H145 helicopters at a cost of $13 million each. The new aircraft will help STARS […]

Hopkins says recent Cargill and Viterra announcements position Regina well moving forward

Apr 27, 2021 | 8:20am

The CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce says huge investments in the city by both Cargill and Viterra say a lot about the economic climate here. John Hopkins says the announcement by both companies to build canola-crushing plants just reinforces Saskatchewan’s role as a global leader in agriculture. Hopkins adds this will […]

Viterra announces plans for world’s largest canola crushing facility for Regina

Apr 26, 2021 | 9:37am

Regina-based Viterra has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar canola crushing facility in the Queen City. Viterra says the annual crush capacity would be 2.5 million tons, making it the world’s largest integrated canola crush facility. Viterra says oilseed crush is expected to continue strengthening in the long term due to demand for canola […]

Cargill announces 350 million dollar canola processing plant for Regina

Apr 22, 2021 | 3:08pm

Cargill has announced plans to build a 350 million dollar canola processing facility in Regina. Cargill says the facility will support the growing global demand for canola products. The company plans to begin construction early next year with plans to be operational by early 2024. The company will also modernize its canola facilities in Clavet, […]

Cargill buys Precision Ag in southeast Sask for undisclosed amount

Mar 18, 2021 | 11:07am

Cargill has purchased southeast Saskatchewan crop input retailer Precision Ag for an undisclosed amount. Cargill says the business will continue as Precision Ag, based in Griffin with no changes for the 23 employees at Griffin, Odessa, Carlyle and Carnduff. Cargill says the purchase follows a 22 year 50-50 joint venture. Precision Ag’s leadership team will […]