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Annual District Meetings
Your 2013 annual District Grain Farmers of Ontario meetings have been called. The meetings are called to receive reports and elect the District Voting Delegates and Grain Farmers of Ontario Directors for the coming year and also to conduct such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting. Please note the date and location of your local meeting and plan to attend. All corn, soybean and wheat producers are welcome. •
Ontario winter wheat performance trials
The Ontario Cereal Crops Committee has finalized the report on the winter wheat performance trials. Winter wheat varieties are grown in small plots across Ontario to see how they perform in different locations with varying soils and environments, and the report is a tool for growers to consult when choosing the winter wheat varieties to plant this fall. You can find the complete Ontario Winter Wheat Performance Trials Report on www.gocereals.ca to view or print. You can also contact Grain Farmers of Ontario at 1-800-265-0550 to have a copy of the report mailed to you. The Spring Cereal Performance Trial Report will be available around the first week of November. •
Celebrities and media at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) had a chance to learn more about Ontario grains through the Grain Farmers of Ontario Refueling Station at the NKPR IT Lounge September 6 to 9.
The Refueling Station highlighted how Ontario grains can both feed and fuel the province. Guests recharged with food made from grains, relaxed in comfort on furniture made with soy foam, and refueled with new knowledge about Ontario biofuels.
Over the four days at TIFF, staff from Grain Farmers of Ontario promoted three key messages to all guests who visited the lounge.
First, they were informed it is our top priority to feed Canadians. Thousands of products lining grocery store shelves are made with sustainably grown corn and soybeans and grain production is increasing every year to accommodate the growing demand.
Secondly, the benefits of ethanol and biodiesel were highlighted. Farmers are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.3 million tonnes each year – equivalent to taking over 500,000 cars off the road. And finally, we re-iterated our position that farm productivity means we can supply both food and fuel. •