GFM Network News


Minimum temperatures on the Prairies for June 2015. (WeatherFarm.com)

Manitoba hail, reseed damage claims above average

CNS Canada –– Farmers have seen more weather-related hardships this year than normal, made evident by an above-average amount of hail and reseed damage claims. Summer hail and frost at the end of June and the beginning of July took a toll on crops, leading to insurance claims above the five-year average. Manitoba Agricultural Service […] Read more

(Manitoba Co-operator photo by Allan Dawson)

Manitoba corn crops likely unscathed

CNS Canada — Manitoba’s corn crop was nearly fully seeded ahead of crop insurance deadlines in late May, but frost events in Manitoba during the same time frame didn’t likely cause any damage. Parts of southwestern Manitoba saw a significant frost event on May 29 and 30, which killed off many canola crops and sparked […] Read more


(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Manitoba raises caps on cattle loan guarantee plan

Cattle producers and livestock associations in Manitoba will now be able to get provincial guarantees on larger loans to invest in feeder and breeder cattle. The province on Wednesday announced increased borrowing limits under its Manitoba Livestock Associations Loan Guarantee (MLALG), a program meant to allow producer members of livestock associations to get more favourable […] Read more