Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
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Uncertainty for U.S. agriculture
Edith Munro
Market opportunities in China
Erin Calhoun
The sustainability supply chain
Michael Buttenham
Better future for subsistence farmers
Marika Li
Project Canaan
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
Tracey Baute, Art Schaafsma, and Jocelyn Smith
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Research Roundup
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THESE STARCHES RESIST digestionJoey SabljicOne way to a healthier population is through its stomach. And for many, that journey starts with starch, an essential carbohydrate that comprises about 75 percent of peoples’ daily caloric food intake. It’s also the reason why Molecular and Cellular Biology Profs. Michael Emes and Ian Tetlow at the University of Guelph are trying to manipulate and modify plant genes and enzymes to produce healthier starches. Ultimately, these starches would
March 2011
In the news
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WOODLOT ADVISORY SERVICEPROMOTING efficient and sustainable management of forests is the goal of a new service offered in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, Leeds-Grenville and Ottawa regions. Farmers with at least five acres of woodlot in these regions are eligible for a visit from a Woodlot Advisory Service Technician to help sustainably manage and determine the woodlot’s economic potential. Technicians will visit farm woodlots and provide a preliminary evaluation of the site,
March 2011
The carrot and the stick: US conservation programs
By: Edith Munro
THE UNITED STATES has had farm conservation programs since 1935, but it wasn’t until 1985 that conservation began to evolve into the programs’ primary function.  Before 1985, the real issue driving US conservation programs was a two-part effort to get payments to farmers and to remove land from production as a way of limiting output and boosting crop prices.Paying farmers to control soil erosion was an easy case to make following the horrible erosion of the 1930’s Dust Bowl.In a
March 2011
Demystifying social media
By: Martha Jack (username - MDJack)
DO?YOU?TWEET??IF NOT, YOU may be missing out on an entire world of community, education and fun that social networks such as Twitter and Facebook provide.While high-tech communication tools and Ontario agriculture may not seem like an obvious fit, the Ontario agriculture community has adopted these tools to fit their own needs, creating a very active, encouraging and informative community to support and promote farmers and the agriculture industry.what is it?Social Media is a very broad
March 2011
Managing farm debt
By: Treena Hein
SOME FARMERS IN Canada have thoroughly looked into optimizing their management of debt, but many need to take a much closer look. “Farmers need to think about finances more than they have in the past,” says Gwen Paddock, head of agriculture and agribusiness banking at Royal Bank of Canada. “In volatile times, financial management is as important as  production management.” Farmers are excellent business people, notes David Rinneard, national manager, agriculture at BMO Bank of
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