Features

Location, location, location

THE COMPETITIVE LAKE ONTARIO EXPORT MARKET

ONE OF THE most encouraging things to watch in the Ontario grain markets through the 2017 harvest period was how strong cash basis levels have remained despite a rather large crop both within Ontario, and [Read more]

Features

Higher production and market demands

THE ONTARIO CORN ECONOMY

CORN IS AN incredibly important crop to the Ontario economy. From Windsor in the southwest to the Québec border and north to Earlton, cornfields are a predominant default of the rural landscape. Whether it is [Read more]

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Looking to the future

EXPANSION AT IGPC ETHANOL INC.

AS THE LARGEST corn producer in Canada, it’s not surprising that Ontario is also the country’s leading ethanol producer. Six facilities, operated by Greenfield Ethanol Inc., IGPC Ethanol Inc., Kawartha Ethanol, and Suncor, produce more than [Read more]

Advocacy

Political change

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WITH THE LAST election in Ontario almost four years ago, it’s hard to believe that in the short time since, the Canadian government, the U.S. government, and many of the provincial governments across Canada have [Read more]

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Soil form and function

A FARMSMART 2018 PREVIEW

DEGRADED SOIL CAN still give you high yields but those yields come at a cost. Those soils are less resilient, less able to handle stress such as drought or heavy rain, and require more inputs. [Read more]

Features

Identifying locally grown

2017 NUFFIELD SCHOLAR UPDATE

NICOLE MACKELLAR IS the recipient of the 2017 Grain Farmers of Ontario sponsored Nuffield Scholarship. Mackellar, manager, market development for Grain Farmers of Ontario, is using the scholarship to study the possibilities for branding of [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for January 2018

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

TRADE MISSION TO CHINA A Ministerial Trade Mission to China led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, took place in November. The mission included a group of Canadians from across [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 33: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING This lesson we will continue with basic candles. Once we complete our overview of the basic candles, we will group them in patterns. They will be identified as single candle patterns, two candle [Read more]

Features

Market review

A 2016-17 PRICE ANALYSIS

THE LOW CANADIAN dollar, big crops in the U.S., and summertime volatility were among the factors that shaped prices for corn, soybean, and wheat crops in Ontario in the last marketing year. Data compiled by [Read more]

Features

Ontario’s wheat story

MARKET OVERVIEW

ONTARIO FARMERS GROW close to a million acres of wheat annually, this includes winter and spring wheat. Wheat is a rotational grain whose acreage is in large part dependent on the weather in September. A [Read more]