Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
DECEMBER 2014
FEATURES
Farming without neonicotinoids
Rachel Telford
Cleaning up
Treena Hein
National sustainability
Rebecca Hannam
Roots not iron
Melanie Epp
A new use for residue
Erin Calhoun
Wetland restoration
Amy Petherick
Commodity outlook
Edith Munro
Technology yields results
Mark Carter
Weight and dimension guidelines
Jeanine Moyer
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
The white mould problem
Owen Roberts
Innovation in agriculture
Erin Calhoun
Media attention
Matt McIntosh, Farm & Food Care
2015 Faces of Farming calendar
Resi Walt, Farm & Food Care
IN EVERY ISSUE
Federal politics
FROM THE CEO'S DESK
Business side: Structure matters
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
GFO Newsletter for December 2014
GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO
In the news
NEWS BITES THAT MATTER
Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 3: EXCHANGES AND CLEARING HOUSES
Research roundup
FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH
Cropside: Aerial or broadcast?
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
Future of grain
HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
WEB SPECIAL
2015 FarmSmart
FOCUS ON SOIL HEALTH AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
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September 2011

September 2011
GFO Newsletter for September 2011
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GRAIN FARMERS OF ontario Welcomes new vpGrain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce that John Cowan will become the new Vice President of Strategic Development. John will be responsible for the Research, Market Development, Government Relations and Communications business units. In this position, he will work with grain industry stakeholders, government and the general public both domestically and internationally to add value to GFO’s farmer members.“We are looking forward to the
September 2011
Hard or soft - know your options
By: Claire Cowan
WINTER WHEAT PLANTING season is almost upon us and big decisions need to be made about what wheat to plant. Often, this decision is determined by what wheat is in the bin or what variety is historically grown on the farm. But, this year, some industry members are working hard to encourage farmers to grow hard red winter wheat.“Parrish & Heimbecker is actively trying to promote planting of hard red winter wheat,” says Steve Kell of P&H. “The market is sending a clear monetary signal
September 2011
The Big Picture: Farmers Feed Cities - making the connection
By: Andria Louca
WE NEED FOOD to live. We grow it, we cook it, we eat it, we enjoy it, and we entertain with it. The local food movement has resurrected the old-fashioned notion that we need to know where our food comes from; who grows it and how it’s been handled before it reaches our plate. Our grandparents wouldn’t have had it any other way.Eating local is the latest thing to come out of food culture. However, it is not just about foodies foraging farmer’s markets for ingredients for this weekend’s dinner
September 2011
Research Roundup
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NEW ADVANCES IN winter wheat breedingSamantha BeattieThe wait for the perfect wheat has been substantially shortened. Dr. Duane Falk from the University of Guelph has developed a winter wheat type that does not require the usual three to 12 week vernalization process. “We can make even more progress in developing high yielding, high quality and disease resistant winter wheat because we will have more generations in a shorter time period and, therefore, more opportunities,” says
September 2011
Developing markets at home and abroad
By: Editorial
AS WE BEGIN the month of September it makes me think of new beginnings and opportunity as the school year starts for the kids and farmers begin harvest and planning for the upcoming crop year.At Grain Farmers of Ontario it is a time when the focus is on Market Development, both domestically and overseas.  In Ontario, preparation is well underway for the next Royal Agricultural Winter Fair where we showcase the diversity of products that are made with Ontario’s corn, soybean and wheat
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