COVID-19 and the farm: Stories from the GFM network

Reading Time: 6 minutes COVID-19 has added an unprecedented level of uncertainty and disruption to the agricultural communities we serve. Throughout this crisis, Glacier FarmMedia is leveraging the strength of its farm news network to help you stay up to date on developments important to your family and farm. Look here for links to all the coverage provided by our […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

Veterinarians more likely to have suicidal thoughts: study

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian veterinarians, particularly women practitioners, think about suicide more often than the general population and suffer poorer mental health overall, a study by University of Guelph researchers has found. As an occupation, veterinarians have higher levels of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety and depression, and reported more suicidal ideation and lower resilience than Canadians generally, […] Read more

Scharringa acclaimed as new CFFO president

Former president Clarence Nywening will serve as interim general manager

Reading Time: < 1 minute Provincial delegates have acclaimed a new president for the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO). This year’s annual business meeting was held March 24, 2020, via remote communications. Ed Scharringa will now lead the CFFO as president. Scharringa has been vice president of the organization and has served on the CFFO board of directors for […] Read more

Ideas conference goes virtual due to COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alltech is making its large ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference a virtual event for 2020. The feed and inputs company hosts about 3,500 attendees from 70 countries in Kentucky for the conference each year to explore ideas and solutions for the global food supply chain. It is scheduled for May 17-19. “Our first priority remains […] Read more


Corteva launches new cereal fungicide

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian barley, oat and winter wheat crops now have additional multi-mode of action protection against serious leaf diseases with Cerefit fungicide from Corteva. Newly registered Cerefit fungicide will help protect cereal crops across Canada beginning in 2020. Cerefit is a dual mode-of-action fungicide that targets leaf diseases, which will ultimately provide farmers with increased yield […] Read more

Ontario’s Agricorp prioritizing ‘distress’ calls

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ontario’s provincial farm program delivery agency is putting priority on “situations of financial distress” as it enters “business continuity” mode. Agricorp said its program coverage options for 2020 “will not be affected, but may be delayed.” Staff are now working from home locations “where possible,” but farming customers with “urgent” requests are asked to continue […] Read more

The new formulation aims to provide early season control of broadleaf weeds such as pigweed and many more.

NuFarm launches new Valtera liquid formulation herbicide

Reading Time: < 1 minute Growers in Eastern Canada have another option for early season control of broadleaf weeds in soybeans, wheat and corn. ValteraTM EZ is a pre-emergent herbicide from Nufarm Agriculture Inc. that is now available in a liquid formulation. “Valtera has been available in a dry formulation for several years in Canada delivering residual control for up […] Read more


Crosby Devitt will start as CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario on April 1.

Devitt new Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO

Organization replaces Barry Senft from within

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) didn’t have to look far to find its new chief executive officer. The organization, representing barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers in Ontario announced March 17 that Crosby Devitt is its new CEO, starting April 1. Devitt is currently vice president, strategic development at GFO. Prior to his current […] Read more

Ontario agriculture event status

What’s cancelled and what’s still scheduled

Reading Time: < 1 minute Updated March 17 It’s getting near the end of the Ontario agriculture meeting season, but the coronavirus COVID-19 is having significant effect on especially larger events since the Ontario medial officer of health directed the cancellation of events drawing more than 50 people. We will update this listing as new information is learned. Let us […] Read more