Bill Dowdle, CEO of AgLink, left, Dennis Bulani from The Rack and Lachie McKinnon and Grant Devesen of Nufarm participated in the Sept 15 announcement of the formation of AgLink Canada, a strategic and commercial alliance with AgLink Australia. |  William DeKay photo

Independents unite in AgLink

A group of independent crop input retailers is becoming a little less independent. Fourteen retailers across the three prairie provinces are forming a company that will help them network together and communicate more efficiently with manufacturers and distributors. They are adopting a business model that AgLink Australia has developed over the last 30 years and […] Read more

Hanmer Farms, east of Nokomis, Sask., has operated a crop input store in Govan, Sask., for more than a decade. The family plans to open additional independent input stores in Saskatchewan and Alberta, with the first scheduled to open this fall in Lewvan, Sask.  |  File photo

Independent dealer eyes Prairies

A new chain of independent crop input stores is cropping up at a time when many are getting gobbled up by multinationals. SynergyAG will be opening stores in Govan, Sask., Lewvan, Sask., Lumsden, Sask., and Provost, Alta., in the fall and winter of 2016 and 2017. The company was founded by the Hanmer family, which […] Read more

Glyphosate prices likely to rise

Chinese production problems | Farmers could 
do well securing supplies early

Glyphosate prices are likely on the rise in North America, according to the region’s largest input retailer. A senior executive at Agrium Inc. was asked about prices during a conference call announcing the company’s second quarter results. Dave Tretter, vice-president of procurement at Agrium, said global glyphosate prices are up 16 percent over a year […] Read more