Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
FEBRUARY 2017
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What is soil health?
Amy Petherick
Productivity, profitability and resilience
Lois Harris
Winter wheat growth
Edith Munro
Hybrid wheat
Maegan MacKimmie
Bacteria control of disease
Treena Hein
Developing local barley
Owen Roberts
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A regional approach
Jeanine Moyer
A perfect prescription for every acre?
Joey Sabljic
Mitigating mycotoxins
Erin Calhoun
The utilization of Ontario grain
Rachel Telford
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Cap and Trade
From the CEO's desk
Cropside: Sustaining SOM
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
GFO Newsletter for February 2017
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Business side: On-farm fire prevention
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
Soyagen
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Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 25: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
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Market Development

Markets for corn, soybeans and wheat are constantly expanding and developing. This section of the magazine profiles emerging markets and market development activities within the industry.


The utilization of Ontario grain
By: Rachel Telford
February 2017

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Market Development department are to create new markets and expand existing markets for Ontario Read More
Quality inputs, quality product
By: Erin Calhoun
October 2016

ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS provide the province, country, and world with high-quality, safe grain with a multitude of uses. One market that is Read More
A taste of Ontario
By: Laura Ferrier
October 2016

IN APRIL 2016, Grain Farmers of Ontario held consumer tasting events at LCBOs in Oakville and Toronto (Summerhill) to educate consumers on the many Read More
Ontario grown malting barley
By: Tony Palermo
October 2016

WHILE MOST OF Canada’s barley production happens in the western provinces, the rise in popularity of craft beer breweries and the ‘buy local’ Read More
Renewable resources
By: Owen Roberts
August 2016

WHEN THE CANADIAN Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) was launched in 1984, its members were mostly focused on advancing new energy sources. The Read More
Growing for a sweet niche
By: Jeanine Moyer
June/July 2016

CONSUMERS DRIVE DEMAND and are increasingly becoming a driver of how food is produced, too. But with so many steps in the value chain it can be Read More
Barley for health
By: Erin Calhoun
June/July 2016

BARLEY HAS BEEN a staple in Ontario and western Canadian agriculture since farmers first started breaking land. As Canada’s fourth largest crop, Read More
On track
By: Treena Hein
June/July 2016

INTEREST IS GROWING in the added traceability of genetically modified (GMO) high-quality food grade soybeans. But as with any emerging market, there Read More
New food uses for soybean meal
By: Erin Calhoun
February 2016

SOYBEANS ARE WELL-KNOWN for their versatility. Whether consumed by people or animals, or used in an industrial setting, the products that can be Read More
An Ontario first
By: Nicole Mackellar
February 2016

TIMING, IT’S OFTEN said, is everything. This probably applies to agriculture more than any other industry. Whether it is trying to get crops seeded, Read More
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