Pulse Crops

AGT Foods announces new agreement to expand yellow pea protein sales

Sep 14, 2022 | 1:20pm

  AGT Foods of Regina has reached a partnership agreement with U.S.-based Equinom to expand development of new high protein yellow pea varieties. Equinom develops new pea crop varieties and AGT will use its pulse processing facilities to expand its ingredient portfolio. AGT president Murad Al-Katib says there are great opportunities to create new and […]

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

Jul 3, 2021 | 9:16am

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are looking for higher value uses for pulse starch which could include things like bioplastics and biomedical materials. The federal and provincial government are funding a five year program to the tune of 2.5 million dollars. The University of Saskatchewan project will by led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai, who […]

Regina Food Bank, Viterra partner together with “Farmers Feeding Families” program

May 5, 2021 | 12:20pm

Viterra and the Regina Food Bank have partnered together for a new initiative aimed at providing locally grown protein to those in need. The program, called “Viterra Farmers Feeding Families” will supply red lentils to food-insecure families in the Regina area. Food Bank CEO John Bailey says the program will allow them to have better […]

Protein Industries Canada invests in company making beverages from pulses

Mar 8, 2021 | 5:19am

Regina-based Protein Industries Canada has announced a major investment in developing new beverages from pulse crops. Protein Industries CEO Bill Gruel says the 4.3 million dollar project involves U.S.-based Ripple Foods, GrainFrac of Edmonton and Tomtene seed farm of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan. He says the three groups will find the best types of yellow peas […]

Regina-based Avena Foods expands use of pulse crop flour for world market

Dec 9, 2020 | 5:17am

Regina-based Avena Foods is part of a consortium spending $6.3-million to expand use of pulse crop flour for new plant-based food products. Avena Foods CEO Gord Flaten says there is growing world demand for plant protein and he wants to expand the use of tempered pulse crop flour. The $6.3-million project is through Protein Industries […]

Canadian Grain Commission suspends licenses for 3 related grain companies

Nov 4, 2020 | 4:29am

The Canadian Grain Commission has suspended the licenses for three related grain companies. The grain industry regulator has temporarily revoked the licenses for Canpulse Foods and Global Grain Canada limited, as well as their parent company Ontario-based Globeways Canada as of October 31st. Grain Commission communications manager Remi Gosselin says Canpulse operates a terminal in […]

Canadian Grain Commission to compensate farmers for unpaid deliveries to Ilta Grain

Jan 7, 2020 | 5:18am

Saskatchewan farmers will receive over 11 million dollars in compensation for unpaid grain deliveries last year to Ilta Grain. Remi Gosselin at the Canadian Grain Commission says all 222 eligible claims will be paid in full. He says those claims total over 11 million dollars. However, Gosselin says 49 claims totalling 1.5 million dollars will […]