Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
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Edith Munro
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Erin Calhoun
The sustainability supply chain
Michael Buttenham
Better future for subsistence farmers
Marika Li
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Megan Veldman
Breaking new ground in Alaska
Melanie Epp
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Same, same but different
Meghan Burke
Leading through change
Rachel Telford
The WBC problem
Shawn Brenneman
WBC 101: ID and control
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Market Development

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


Same, same but different
By: Meghan Burke
June/July 2017

CLASS 16 OF the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program (AALP) began their journey of professional development in September 2016. Throughout the 19 Read More
Market opportunities in China
By: Erin Calhoun
June/July 2017

BOTH THE CANADIAN and Ontario grain industries rely heavily on trade. According to the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), approximately 65% Read More
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
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