GFM Network News


‘Structural failure’ downs Vancouver terminal grain bin

Terminal owner Fibreco, bin maker AGI pledge to investigate

The owner of a new West Coast grain and pulse crop export terminal pledges to investigate the collapse Friday of a new commercial-scale grain bin at its site. Fibreco Export Inc., a wood fibre exporter majority-owned by forest products firm Tolko Industries, said in a release Saturday that “one of our new agricultural product silos […] Read more

Agco to buy GrainViz system’s Winnipeg developer

System due out in limited release this fall

U.S. farm machinery firm Agco has set up a deal to buy its Winnipeg partner in the development of the GSI GrainViz grain monitoring system. Georgia-based Agco announced Friday it now has an agreement to acquire 151 Research, with which it had signed an “exclusive technology partnership” back in December 2018 to develop the GrainViz […] Read more


GSI’s FlexWave inflatable liner pushes grain toward an auger trough, eliminating the need to manually enter bins to clean them out.

GSI introduces FlexWave

Inflatable liners clean out bin floors

Imagine an easier way to clean out flat-bottom grain bins. GSI was demonstrating its new FlexWave technology in August at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Illinois as an entirely new and easy way to do exactly that. According to the company, FlexWave is a new alternative to the common grain bin sweeps, brooms and […] Read more

Adding heat to dry out grain in the bin

Supplemental heat can turn a poor drying day in November into a beautiful drying day, says Joy Agnew, who manages ag research services at Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI). “Even if it’s 100 per cent humidity outside and it’s cold, if you warm the air by 10 degrees, you cut the humidity by half. Now […] Read more


In the summer, farmers can be so busy that they leave wheat in the bins too long or fail to check it regularly.

Grain in the bin still needs your attention

Once the crop is in the bin, it still needs attention and careful management

Success with wheat crops has much in common with being a good parent: You can do everything else to raise them right, but if you spoil them it’s all for naught. “Wheat needs to be managed in storage or you risk a huge loss of revenue,” said Dr. Joy Agnew, Project Manager — Agricultural Research […] Read more