GFM Network News

Hopefully canola deal is not an April Fools joke

There it was tucked away on Page 3 of today’s Calgary Herald — apparently there is some disease outbreak that has greater importance — but there on Page 3 a report that China appears to be prepared to lift its yearlong ban on Canadian canola imports. It is a notch above the rumour stage, but still […] Read more

Important to heed COVID-19 advice

Boy, with the COVID-19 Pandemic reaching North America it became a very different world out there in just a short few weeks. Farmers are still farming — carrying on their essential services— but people movement and daily commerce is facing never before heard of recommendations and restrictions all in a bid to slow the spread […] Read more


Topics of livestock feed and animal health

Animal nutrition conference, May 12 - 14, 2020

If you are an animal nutritionist or otherwise involved with the livestock feed industry, some of the latest research related to feed, nutrition and animal health, will be presented at a mid-May conference in Winnipeg, MB. Participants from across the feed industry will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and scientific developments, […] Read more

Rancher help needed to answer: “Does it pay to deworm?”

If you have some yearlings heading out to pasture this season and can help veterinary researchers with a parasite study, there may be more rewards in store beyond what your good deeds will find in heaven. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine school are looking for producers to […] Read more



Be smart about snowmobiling

Editor’s Note: The message comes out of Manitoba but it applies to anyone planning to snowmobile this winter — use the common sense side of the brain. With a number of snowmobile trails in Manitoba expected to open this month, STARS, Snowmobilers of Manitoba Inc. (Snoman) and Lifesaving Society Manitoba have come together to encourage the […] Read more


Movin’ On

Aside from growing up on the farm in the ‘70s and being around machinery on a regular basis as a kid, the TV show “Movin’ On” was a can’t-miss event for me every week the show ran. (There was no DVR back then!) To my mind, the star of that show was the Kenworth W900 […] Read more

It’s time for some political common sense

Lately I’ve been eyeing up my back yard to see if a 1960’s style fallout shelter might fit in it, because for the first time in decades I can envision some sort of post-apocalyptic world emerging from the current political chaos. I may be exaggerating a bit here, but I am genuinely concerned about the […] Read more


Previewing the 8RX

“We’re excited to show you what John Deere is introducing this year,” said one of the brand’s marketing reps as she addressed a group of farm machinery writers. That was several weeks ago as we sat in one of the meeting rooms inside the green brand’s Waterloo, Iowa, tractor and cab assembly plant. The smile […] Read more