EDMONTON, Alberta, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GD Auctions & Appraisals Inc. is proud to be hosting the 3-day, 3-city timed online plant closure auctions for Scott-Bathgate Ltd. and the “NUTTY CLUB” brand. Scott-Bathgate which has operated in Western Canada since 1903, made the difficult decision to wind down operations of the company in January 2024 after 120 years.

GD Auctions will be hosting the Timed Online auctions from April 30, 2024-May 2, 2024, which includes a large quantity of Inventory as well as any remaining equipment of their Delta, Edmonton, and Calgary locations. Bidding details can be found on our website Any questions can be directed to either Mickey Spencer @ 780-499-0779 or James Carlson @ 403-862-9911.



Regina, Saskatchewan, April 22, 2024Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities, non-profit organizations and First Nations, Métis and Inuit governments/communities in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund

The fund supports capital projects that enrich the lives of residents in communities with fewer than 150,000 people. There is a total of $1.5 million in funding available. Projects can receive between $10,000 and $25,000.  

Examples of projects include greenhouses, community gardens and other agriculture and food-related initiatives, refrigeration and equipment to support food waste reduction and recovery, projects that improve accessibility and inclusion, or upgrades that reduce a building’s energy footprint. 

The application deadline for the 2024 fund is May 15. Applicants can view the eligibility requirements, past projects and apply online by visiting FCC will announce the selected projects in the fall. 

Since inception of the FCC AgriSpirit Fund in 2004, FCC has supported 1,615 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $21 million in donations. 

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, dedicated to the industry that feeds the world. FCC employees are committed to the long-standing success of those who produce and process Canadian food by providing flexible financing, AgExpert business management software, information and knowledge. FCC provides a complement of expertise and services designed to support the complex and evolving needs of food businesses. As a financial Crown corporation, FCC is a stable partner that reinvests profits back into the industry and communities it serves. For more information, visit



Guelph ON, 22 April 2024 – A new study shows that over the last two decades, Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers have been widely adopting a range of practices that support sustainable local food production.

This includes investments in technologies and practices that support more efficient use of water, energy and fertilizer; use of tools like soil testing and cover crops; and reducing water and synthetic pesticide use.

“As we mark Earth Day, this study shows very clearly that Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers are prioritizing sustainable production and have voluntarily been making major strides in the last two decades to adopt practices that support both environmental and economic sustainability,” says Shawn Brenn, a vegetable grower and Chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA). “We’re a proud part of Ontario’s food system and we want Ontarians to know that we’re doing our part to ensure a greener future for all of us.”

In the greenhouse sector, 95% of survey respondents use water efficient irrigation systems, insulation for more efficient energy use and biological pest control systems. More than two thirds report having installed more energy efficient boilers, climate control and irrigation systems over the last 20 years, as well as heat storage and energy curtains and screens to reduce their energy use. About half have transitioned to more energy efficient lighting, and close to one-third are using renewable energy and/or capturing and re-using carbon for crop growth.

In outdoor crop production, 85% of growers report using crop scouting and pest monitoring to target crop protection applications only as needed, 80% are using soil test results to guide more precise fertilizer application, and 78% are planting cover crops to keep the soil healthy and support carbon capture.

The study also found that growers are willing to continue making changes and that addressing broader industry issues around competitiveness, taxation, red tape and regulatory burdens combined with incentive initiatives will make it easier for growers to expand their adoption of sustainable practices.

“We’ve made tremendous progress in the last two decades, and growers are willing to do more, but farms need to also be financially viable, which includes a streamlined regulatory environment, financial investments and the consumer support,” adds greenhouse grower Jan VanderHout, Chair of the OFVGA Environment and Conservation committee. “Fruit and vegetable production is an essential pillar of our local food system and it’s critical to Canada’s national security that we do everything we can to preserve and protect our ability to grow healthy, safe and sustainable produce.”

The study was completed over the last year by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and involved a combination of surveys and in-depth interviews with growers from across Ontario’s fruit and vegetable sector.

The OFVGA is one of the province’s oldest farm organizations and is the voice of Ontario’s 3,500 fruit and vegetable farmers on issues affecting the horticulture sector, including food security, sustainability, and grower profitability and competitiveness. The sector grows produce in fields and greenhouses across the province for fresh and processed consumption. Visit or follow @OntFruitVeg on Twitter or on Facebook at


Bassanina Roller 89 Ovens, Panem Roll Through Proofer, Metal Detectors, Dough Sheeters, Flow Wrappers, and more. 

Over 10 years of online auctions, Steep Hill continues to match buyers with sellers. 

“Best case is for equipment to find a new home at a reasonable price” Brent Larsen, CEO. 

We perform a full turnkey solution from the sale to removal to delivery.



VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Sugar Inc. (RSI) will be holding a conference call to discuss their 2024 second quarter results on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 17h30 (Eastern Time).

The conference call will be chaired by Mr. Michael Walton, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Jean-Sébastien Couillard, Chief Financial Officer.

If you wish to participate, please dial 1-800-717-1738. A recording of the conference call will be accessible shortly after the conference, by dialing 1-877-674-7070, access code 36162#. This recording will be available until June 9, 2024.


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