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An ounce of prevention

FIRE SAFETY AT HARVEST TIME

IT STARTED WITH a burning smell while unloading grain, then sparks and flames — all within the span of just a few minutes. A grain farmer, who requested that he not be identified, was harvesting [Read more]

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Heed the hazards

DARDA SALES WAS just shy of her third birthday on July 29, 1985 when she was playing in the family farm yard near Zurich, Ont., with her five-year-old brother. It was harvest season, and the [Read more]

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The Bowl

AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE

I RECENTLY HAD the opportunity to travel to the New Liskeard area with Steve McCabe, manager of Member Relations for Grain Farmers of Ontario; it was my first trip to this part of Ontario. For [Read more]

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Seasonal stress

NEW INITIATIVES TO HELP FARMERS COPE

IT’S NOVEMBER. IT’S been a wet fall, resulting in wet, muddy fields. It’s sunny today, drying the ground up just enough to maybe get a combine in the fields. The weather forecast calls for rain [Read more]

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Farm 911: The Emily Project

FASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN THE FIELD

IT’S BEEN ONE year since The Emily Project launched, installing 911 signs in field entry ways to identify rural locations in the event of a farm accident. And the response has been overwhelming. Farm 911: [Read more]

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Harvesting data

KNOWING WHAT TO KEEP FROM THE FIELD

COLLECTING ACCURATE HARVEST data begins in the spring. That’s when you get your first indication of how a crop is performing. “What you see in the spring is what you will see in the fall,” [Read more]

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Even your gas is local

HONDA INDY TORONTO

AT THE HONDA Indy Toronto, Grain Farmers of Ontario brought modern farming and racing together. Honda Indy Toronto took place under sweltering heat and to a crowd at capacity. The packed event saw two Canadians [Read more]

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Compaction action

CHASING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SOIL COMPACTION

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) Compaction Action Day in Arthur a year ago, a group of those involved decided that this event should just be the start of exploring [Read more]

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How resistant weeds spread

THE CHALLENGE OF NATURE

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 21 known herbicide resistant weeds in Ontario. These include Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, Waterhemp, and Red Root Pigweed. Despite the best efforts of farmers to stop the spread of these [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

  • IN AUGUST 2013, the grain industry, including Grain Farmers of Ontario, agreed to change to a system where the cost of drying soybeans was not regulated. Cleaning and handling charges, as well as soybean drying [Read more]

GFO Newsletter

Market Side

Cropside

  • THE LEVEL OF sprayer filtration required for any given operation depends on a lot of variables. Potentially, you have opportunities to install filters at the tank opening (a basket), the suction-side of the pump, each [Read more]

Business Side