DUGALD, MANITOBA, CANADA — Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. announced June 7 plans to build a new crop input and grain facility in the Dugald, Manitoba, Canada area.

The facility will include 25,000 tonnes of grain storage, a loop track for continuous grain loading and movement as well as crop input facilities, including a fertilizer plant, chemical warehouse and seed treatment facility to serve customers in surrounding areas, including Transcona.

Construction is expected to begin in June, with the site becoming operational approximately 18 months thereafter.

“We are looking forward to continuing to expand our family-owned agricultural operations with a new facility in Dugald,” said John Heimbecker, president of the Grain Division and executive vice-president, Parrish & Heimbecker. “This new location will provide area producers with both efficient, state-of-the-art grain handling and crop input facilities as well as valuable insight, knowledge and expertise through a team of agronomic and grain marketing professionals that are dedicated to helping customers grow and market the best crop.”

The new location bolsters the existing P&H National Grain Asset Network, bringing area producers the chance to leverage global grain marketing opportunities provided by the P&H grain merchandising team, which has over 100 years of experience in matching producer grain with the needs of both domestic and export end users, the company said. P&H Dugald will handle and ship canola, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat.

The Dugald site also will be home to a team of agronomic experts who will leverage a full suite of seed, crop protection and crop nutrition products as well as an on-site seed treatment plant to provide area producers with crop input solutions that fit their farm. The 6,000-tonne dry fertilizer plant will deliver custom fertilizer blends, including micronutrient additions.