GFM Network News


CropChoice$ for 2017 now online

This years’s edition of the CropChoice$ planning tool is now available. The tool uses the latest crop insurance data from AFSC and projected crop costs to evaluate a crop plan in its entirety, said provincial crops economist Rawlin Thangara. “Let’s say a producer has a crop plan for 10 fields that he wishes to evaluate. […] Read more

What started as a potential drought year has instead produced 
a never-ending stream of hailstorms.

It may not be a record but this year’s hail damage will be close

The great white combine has been decimating crops across most of 
the province and adjusters are struggling to keep up with claims


Increased hailstorms across Alberta have crushed many crops, and hail claims are soaring this year. “We’re trending to be similar to 2012, which was the record claim year,” said Nikki Booth, communications manager with the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. “At this point in time, it’s looking like we will not be as high as 2012, […] Read more


New version of CropChoice$ available

The 2016 version of CropChoice$ is now available. The free crop-planning and risk management software program provides producers with the ability to choose from 40 different crops, and evaluate eight different scenarios. Producers can use their own costs and land rental prices to build their crop plan, or use the AgriProfit$ budgets already built into […] Read more

Crop insurance rates down in 2016

Malt barley insurable for the first time and organic production is also eligible for coverage this year

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has made six enhancements to the AgriInsurance programs, including a first of its kind malt barley insurance product. The corporation, provincial and federal governments, and producer groups worked together to make the enhancements based on producer feedback. The malt barley insurance will have a premium price compared to feed barley, but […] Read more