GFM Network News


National COYF cancelled for 2020

The national Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (COYF) event, previously scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in December this year, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. In a statement in the ‘Land Leader’, the official publication of the COYF program, Steve Cooper, the organization’s chair, said, “the Saskatchewan Hosting committee for the 2020 National Event advised […] Read more

Farming through the pandemic: A ‘Between the Rows’ podcast special

How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors of the ag industry? Listen to this special Between the Rows four-part podcast series on farming through the pandemic covering topics such as the impact to the agricultural economy, the challenges it presents for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and more. Farming through the pandemic: Part 1 Laura Rance […] Read more


CPTPP trade agreement ratified

Canada will be among the original six and will gain some benefit from moving early

The last domestic legislative hurdle to enacting the CPTPP trade deal with Pacific rim countries has been cleared. The deal was approved by senate and received Royal Assent the afternoon of Oct. 25. The moves makes Canada one of the first countries to ratify the 11 nation deal which comes into effect once the first […] Read more




Federal government to invest $8.3-million in organics

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The research investment, which includes an additional $4.4 million in contributions from industry, will help the organic sector enhance productivity through better soil health and […] Read more


VIDEO: Separating the good grains from the bad

Ag in Motion 2018: GCS Grain Cleaner removes fusarium-infected grains from your crop

Using a high speed fan that separates premium from lesser quality grains, the GCS Grain Cleaner on display at Ag in Motion 2018 is designed to remove diseased grains – such as fusarium – making it easier for producers to market their crop. The GCS line offers six models ranging in capacity from 200 bushels […] Read more



VIDEO: What might we expect in grain markets?

Lisa Guenther, Grainews field editor, spoke with Mike Jubinville of Glacier FarmMedia at last month’s Ag in Motion about some of the negative factors impacting grain markets – such as weather and trade disputes – and what producers can hope to expect in the months ahead as they head into harvest.

Kathlyn Hossack at Ag in Motion.

VIDEO: ‘Fit to Farm’ comes to Ag in Motion

Certified athletic therapist, kinesiologist and Grainews columnist, Kathlyn Hossack, came to Ag in Motion this year offering free assessments and to talk with farmers about how they can avoid farm-related injuries. At the show, which ran July 17-19, Hossack also spoke about the “culture of toughness” in the farm community and how injuries not only […] Read more