GFM Network News


(Canada Beef Inc. photo)

Feed weekly outlook: Demand keeps Canadian barley well supported

MarketsFarm — Solid demand continues to keep feed barley bids in Western Canada well supported, as end-users work to secure supplies in anticipation of tightening stocks going forward. “Competition for barley is coming from every which direction: grain companies exporting barley, feedlots trying to cover barley, and grain companies trying to cover feedlots,” said Jim […] Read more

(File photo by Lorraine Stevenson)

Producer deliveries spike in June

MarketsFarm — Grain deliveries in Canada increased 48.5 per cent from May to June, according to Statistics Canada in a report released today. The report, Producer Deliveries of Major Grains, showed more than 5.16 million tonnes of all grains were delivered by producers in June, compared to the approximately 3.54 million tonnes in May. It’s […] Read more





Fall rye flowering near Deerwood, Man. on June 7, 2018. (Allan Dawson photo)

Quebec rye production on the rise

CNS Canada — Rye production was up in Quebec in 2018, one reason being producers supplying hybrid rye for feed to the province’s hog industry. “Feed was coming from out west, but now we’re starting to produce the seed itself here,” said Andre Lussier, who farms near St. Hyacinthe, Que. and is a director with […] Read more



Rye production could fall 25 per cent, analyst says

CNS Canada — This year’s Canadian rye harvest appears positioned to carry on the crop’s recent trend with another production decline. Dry conditions in many regions of the Prairies and ergot in Manitoba are expected to drive down yields. Jonathan Hull of The Scoular Co. said he has been hearing from farmers that yields could […] Read more

AIM features first-ever combine demo

AIM features first-ever combine demo

Six machines will make daily passes through a field of fall rye

Reading Time: < 1 minute There’s never been anything like this in Western Canada before. See, first hand, how a fall rye crop feeds into and passes through six machines as they line up side by side to harvest in the Ag in Motion demonstration field. Fall rye has been seeded at the Ag in Motion site and has been […] Read more



A rye cover crop. (Stephen Ausmus photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Rye prices seen high, but stable

CNS Canada –– Rye crops have been reacting to Saskatchewan’s heat and dryness by developing faster than they would normally be — but healthy crops elsewhere appear to be helping to keep global prices stable, at least for the time being. U.S. crops may stop rye prices from moving too turbulently, at least until Canada’s […] Read more