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
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 25: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
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Policy Development

This section of the magazine provides information on important government and organizational policies. Check out this section to learn how policies may impact your farm.


Endocrine disruptor legislation
By: Amy Petherick
December 2016

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has proposed new evaluations for endocrine disrupting substances which threaten to significantly impact the future import of Read More
U.S. files WTO complaint
By: Edith Munro
December 2016

CHARGING THAT CHINA’S market price supports create government incentives for Chinese farmers to ramp up corn, wheat, and rice production, the United Read More
Regulatory changes and impacts
By: Debra Conlon
November 2016

IN SEPTEMBER, A private members bill to change parts of the Pesticides Act (ON Reg. 63/09) was tabled by Conservative MPP Lisa Thompson Read More
The "future" of glyphosate
By: Melanie Epp
November 2016

AS OF AUGUST 22, 2016, new restrictions around the use of glyphosate came into force in the European Union (EU). The restrictions came on the tail Read More
U.S. GMO labelling law
By: Edith Munro
October 2016

THE NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED Food Disclosure Standard aims to establish uniform labeling rules across the United States for foods containing Read More
Brexit fallout
By: Lois Harris
September 2016

THE UNITED KINGDOM (U.K.) held a referendum on its participation in the European Union (EU) on June 23 which resulted in 52 per cent of voters Read More
Safety straight talk
By: Maegan MacKimmie
June/July 2016

HOW DO YOU approach safety on your farm?  Each year, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) hosts the Canadian Agriculture Safety Read More
Rural rejuvenation
By: Treena Hein
June/July 2016

WHEN THE FEDERAL budget of 2016 was announced in late March, the focus was on infrastructure spending — a lot of so-called ‘unsexy’ projects that Read More
Greening through regulation
By: Melanie Epp
April/May 2016

FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1962, the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system that implements agricultural subsidies and other Read More
Cap and cost
By: Lois Harris
April/May 2016

THE CAP AND trade regulation that Ontario has proposed to implement January 1, 2017 may be another costly burden for grain and oilseed farmers to Read More
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