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Viterra and Foodgrains Bank fight hunger

Viterra and Foodgrains Bank fight hunger

Local farmers seeded and farmed 296 acres across six Viterra terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan

 
Staff Writer
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Representatives from Viterra and Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) recently announced their fourth year of partnering to help fight hunger.

The partnership saw local farmers in Alberta and Saskatchewan seed and farm 296 acres across six Viterra terminals. The proceeds from this went to help feed hungry people around the world, the release said.

“For us, this partnership is a natural fit – the land around our terminals at these growing projects is put to good use for a worthwhile cause, and our employees are eager to assist and do a great job of working with local farmers at each project,” said Jeff Cockwill in an emailed statement to Farms.com. He is the vice-president corporate affairs North America for Viterra.

Each project across the two provinces was different depending on the location. One of them, for example, saw a family farm near Balgonie, Sask. tend the acres, said the release.

“We’d also like to thank the farmers involved in each project for taking time out of their busy schedules for volunteering their time, equipment and labour in farming the land, as well as the CFGB for coordinating these efforts year in and year out,” said Cockwill.

Viterra staff recognize the importance of fighting global hunger and are glad to partner with CFGB on this, said Cockwill.

“As an industry leader, our focus is on connecting our farm customers to global markets. We’re pleased to help farmers assist those in need by providing land around our terminals for growing projects. The ability to access Viterra’s network allows the CFGB to tap into our large customer base and convey its important message,” he said.

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