GFM Network News


Understanding canola-resistance labels

A new document called “Understanding Blackleg Resistance” that explains blackleg-resistance genes and two-part labels will help growers identify which resistance groups may be best suited for the current pathogen population in their fields. Read more: Canola producers get two new tools in the fight against blackleg A two-part label will first list the overall resistance: R […] Read more



Tax credit for canola checkoffs

Alberta Canola is reminding its members that they can get a tax credit on a portion of the checkoffs they paid in 2017. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit allows canola growers to claim the portion of the checkoff used to fund qualifying research. “Farmers are funding research into finding solutions to agronomic […] Read more

New directors for Alberta crop commissions

Three producers have been acclaimed to the board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. Andre Harpe of Valhalla Centre will replace outgoing director Greg Sears of Sexsmith in Region 2 while John Guelly of Westlock has been acclaimed in Region 5 and Dale Uglem of Bawlf acclaimed in Region 11. Region 8 received no nominations […] Read more


Lots of expert advice on offer

First events take place on Nov. 14 in Lacombe and Vermilion

This year’s Alberta Canola’s Powering Your Profits events feature experts in marketing (Greg Kostal, Mike Jubinville, Dave Gallant, Janelle Whitley, Brian Voth); agronomy (Ian Epp, Murray Hartman, Dan Orchard, Bruce Gossen, Neil Harker, Breanne Tidemann, Tom Wolf, Brittany Hennig, Clint Jurke, Scott Meers, Gregory Sekulic); management (Merle Good); taxes (Rob Strilchuk, Colin Miller & Ebony […] Read more

How will federal tax changes affect you?

Alberta’s canola, wheat, barley, and pulse commissions are hosting a free breakfast at Agri-Trade on Nov. 9. at the Sheraton Hotel. Also on the menu will be a presentation on the federal Liberals’ proposed tax changes and the potential impact on farmers by Dean Gallimore, a retired partner from KPMG LLP in Lethbridge. Gallimore spent […] Read more


Alberta Canola seeking four directors

Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking growers to serve as directors in four of its 12 regions. Directors are needed in Regions 2, 5, 8, and 11, and those elected or acclaimed will serve three-year terms. The board meets quarterly and is guided in its decision-making by five committees — governance and finance; government and […] Read more

Canola checkoff tax credit available

Canola growers who didn’t ask for a checkoff refund last year can get a tax credit for the 2016 tax year. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit covers the portion of the checkoff used for qualifying research. For Alberta canola producers, the credit is 9.77 per cent. For example, for an individual grower […] Read more


John Mayko new ACPC region 4 rep

Growers in Region 4 have elected John Mayko of Mundare to the board of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. Almost 2,000 growers mailed in ballots earlier this winter for the election. Kris Klammer of Vegreville was the other candidate. Mayko has worked in various roles in crop production at the Canola Council of Canada over […] Read more