Features

Extreme weather

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY IN THE FIELD

FARMING IS ALMOST synonymous with the weather. Good or bad weather can make or break a growing season for a farmer — so it’s important to be very in-tune with current and forecasted weather to [Read more]

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Advocacy

Understanding tax changes

KEY NOTES FOR INCORPORATED BUSINESSES

TAXATION IS COMPLEX at the best of times. But recent changes to the taxation of incorporated businesses, which includes many farms, has made it even more complicated. In July last year, the federal government released [Read more]

Features

A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]

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Compaction action

PULLED ELEMENTS

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of talk lately about compaction. We have dealt in recent articles with power units. This time we will consider two very common scenarios with pulled implements. The one may be [Read more]

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What’s in it for me?

4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP CERTIFICATION FOR AG RETAILS

THE ONTARIO 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification is coming to Ontario. This program originally started in Ohio as a collaborative effort to increase the Great Lakes water quality and to reduce phosphorus loading in Lake Erie. [Read more]

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Biodiversity on the farm

TAKING CARE OF THE LAND

THE WORD BIODIVERSITY can be confusing to a lot of people, especially when discussed in an agricultural context. Broadly defined, biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. When you break it down, this can [Read more]

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Focusing on the business

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WHEN TWO FARMERS get married, the business implications can seem just as complicated as the big mergers happening within the agricultural industry. Newlyweds Eric Dietrich and Katherina Walch both work on their family cash crop [Read more]

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Researching disease

IN-FIELD GUIDELINES FOR FARMERS

STUDYING THE INCIDENCE and severity of diseases in your field can help farmers better understand which crop varieties to grow and the best management techniques to use to ensure a profitable crop. When researchers conduct [Read more]

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A leadership experience

2019 YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

WITH VOLATILE COMMODITY markets, the uncertainty of future trade agreements, and a changing political landscape, strong leaders are needed to take an active role in championing agriculture. Grain Farmers of Ontario is looking for a [Read more]

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New U.S. Farm Bill

Policy Development
AS THE U.S. Congress went into recess for the month of August, the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed a 2018 farm bill, but the versions differed on key provisions and will [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • A NEW PARTY now leads our provincial government. Premier Doug Ford and members of his Progressive Conservative party won a strong majority in June. It was no secret that grain farmers had a few issues [Read more]

GFO Newsletter

Market Side

Cropside

  • THE 2017 SEASON had its challenges with a cool growing season pushing soybean harvest well into late October. This delay in soybean harvest, combined with some wet weather, resulted in two winter wheat crops in [Read more]

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