Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
FEATURES
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
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
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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WEB SPECIAL
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The art of spraying
By: Rebecca Hannam
WEB SPECIALCONSISTENT WEED CONTROL is top of mind for many growers at this time of year. New technology to improve fertilizer and crop protection application continues to become available and as options grow, so does the need for purchase and practice recommendations. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) weed specialist Mike Cowbrough says growers are always looking for mixing, application, and equipment advice to help meet their weed control goals. IN
April/May 2015
2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program
By: Dave McEachren
WEB SPECIALGLENCOE FARMER DAVE McEachren was selected to represent Canadian soybean growers in the 2015 American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leader Program. He provided us with a first-hand account of his experience. PHOTO: ASA PRESIDENT, WADE COWAN, AND RUSS SANDERS, DIRECTOR OF FOOD & INDUSTRY MARKETS, DUPONT PIONEER PRESENTED PLAQUES OF RECOGNITION TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2015 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM.  NOVEMBER 2014 Hosted by DuPont Pioneer, the
April/May 2015
Grains in Action
By: Erin Calhoun
IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING for consumers and producers alike to learn how food is processed. For a farmer, it’s important to know what demand and uses there are for the crops they produce. There are a wide number of markets and uses for Ontario corn, soybeans, and wheat, and in February, 30 young agricultural leaders from across the province discovered what some of them are.Grains in Action is Grain Farmers of Ontario’s agricultural leadership program for young farmers. Every year,
April/May 2015
The importance of dealer licensing
By: Lisa McLean
THERE’S A LOT riding on a load of grain. Grain farmers selling a crop need to know they will be paid the correct amount, on time, to keep their own farm businesses thriving. But if payment doesn’t come through — or if it’s not the full amount — Ontario grain farmers can be secure in the fact that financial compensation is available to them through the Grain Financial Protection Program (GFPP).The GFPP protects producers who sell grains and oilseeds to licensed dealers, and producers or
April/May 2015
Corn management trials
By: Rachel Telford
A DESIRE TO STAY RELEVANT has prompted the Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) to change the way it conducts their hybrid performance trials.For decades, performance trials conducted by the OCC have provided yield, lodging, and harvest moisture data on hundreds of different corn hybrids. In 2014, 290 unique hybrids were tested across 22 sites. However, much of the information provided by these trials is available from other sources.“Growers told us to give them information they
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