GFM Network News


Construction resumes at Portage pea plant

CNS Canada – More than a year after the ground breaking ceremony was held for Roquette’s pea-processing plant at Portage la Prairie, Man., construction resumed on it at the end of October. According to a company spokesperson construction was halted last spring “to adjust and fine tune the project.” ”We took the opportunity to include […] Read more




A+W to launch pulseburger next month

Canada’s second-biggest burger chain plans to roll out a new non-meat burger in the Canadian market starting in July. A+W Food Services of Canada on Thursday announced a July 9 release date for what it’s dubbed the Beyond Meat Burger at all its restaurants across the country, in what CEO Susan Senecal called “the fastest […] Read more



India further restricts yellow pea imports

India has restricted yellow pea imports until the end of June, according to an official statement from the Indian government. In a release to be published Wednesday in the Gazette of India, the Indian government restricted yellow pea imports from April 1 to June 30. In that time only one lakh tonne (100,000 tonnes) of […] Read more



Pulse weekly outlook: Manitoba may give peas a chance

CNS Canada — Total Canadian pea acres are likely to be down in 2018 as export challenges have cut into prices. However, Manitoba could be an outlier, with increased area to the pulse crop a strong possibility. “People are interested in growing peas, but there’s caution there,” said Francois Labelle, executive director of Manitoba Pulse […] Read more



Lakehead University to operate Thunder Bay ag station

The not-for-profit Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station’s quest for a longer-term operating plan has ended with a new operator, and a new name. The Ontario government recently announced it will transfer the TBARS’s operating and research programming responsibilities to Thunder Bay-based Lakehead University, which will now operate the site as Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station […] Read more