GFM Network News


The big two irrigated crops seeing some competition

Forages and cereals still dominate irrigated 
acreage, but oilseeds and specialty crops 
are growing in popularity

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development publishes a compilation of all 13 of the province’s irrigation districts’ data for the previous year. The latest figures show cereals and forages (pasture, hay and silage crops) still account for two-thirds of the 1,390,000 acres in the districts, but the trend is clear — forage production isn’t […] Read more

Cash advances now available

Cash advances are available for the 2015-16 Advance Payments Program. This year, there are changes to make the program more convenient. The Canadian Canola Growers Association is administering cash advances for 45 commodities, including oilseeds, cereals, pulses, specialty crops, cattle, and hogs. Other changes include the removal of withhold and added flexibility for repaying grain […] Read more