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Wallenstein Feed & Supply

GROWING A FAMILY BUSINESS

THEY ARE A family that does not boast about their accomplishments and a short chat with them makes it clear they are humble. For the Martin family, owners of Wallenstein Feed & Supply (WFS), customers [Read more]

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Gluten-free oats

BIG DEMAND AND PREMIUM PRICES

A NEW POTENTIALLY profitable gluten-free oat industry in Northern Ontario could be a reality soon. “All the crops we’re looking at growing will go into high quality, gluten-free, allergen-free foods,” says Jamie Draves, president and [Read more]

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Belt and Road Initiative

CHINA`S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

CHINA`S BELT AND Road Initiative is a development strategy with a focus on connecting Eurasian countries through a land-based road as well as a maritime route. The ‘belt’ is the Silk Road Economic Belt and [Read more]

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G3 at Port of Hamilton

NEW GRAIN HANDLING FACILITY

AT PIER 26 on Eastport Boulevard in the Port of Hamilton sits G3’s newest 50,000 metric tonne grain handling facility. In the planning stages for a number of years, the facility was completed in April [Read more]

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The Port of Johnstown

A CRUCIAL LINK FOR EASTERN ONTARIO FARMERS

AS THE HARVEST season moves into high gear, the Port of Johnstown is already bustling with activity — receiving mega-tonnes of grain and sending it down the St. Lawrence Seaway, just as it has done [Read more]

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New nutrient management association

ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL AGRI-CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

ON SEPTEMBER 13, the Ontario Professional Agri Contractors Association (OPACA) held its first AGM. It is hoped that the existence of the OPACA will herald in a new era where custom farming businesses will have [Read more]

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Sustainable solutions

COVER CROPPING

GOING BACK TO the 1900s, cover cropping was a management practice that was widely used in agriculture. It provided a primary means for weed control and was a way to introduce nitrogen into the cropping [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

SUSTAINABLE FARMING CONTRIBUTIONS

SUSTAINABILITY IS BECOMING an important selling point, not only with a socially-conscious public, but with a growing number of end-users around the world. Take Unilever, for example, and their pledge to source 100 per cent [Read more]

Flipbook

October 2017

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Pelee Island Farming

Production
GRANT CRAWFORD SAYS he can relate to the September 2017 Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine article about the challenges grower Jason Pyke faces farming on an Island compared to mainland farmers. In fact, he believes farming [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • THEY SAY GOOD news travels fast. When Glen Murray, the now former Ontario minister of environment and climate change, announced his resignation from Cabinet and the legislature this summer it came as a surprise to [Read more]

GFO Newsletter

  • PROPOSED TAX CHANGES IMPEDE GROWTH Grain Farmers of Ontario is raising farmers’ concerns about the proposed tax changes to private corporations. While the government’s concerns appear to be focused on professional corporations, the proposed legislation [Read more]

Market Side

  • Market side: Futures trading basics

    SHORT TERM AND INTERMEDIATE TERM TRENDS THIS LESSON WE will look at intermediate term trend (ITT) and short term trends (STT) and how to trade them. Once we have established the primary or long term [Read more]

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