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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Ecolube production update
By: Lilian Schaer, Ag Innovation
A NEW VEGETABLE oil-based multi-purpose lubricant for sale in Canada is about to become a bit more local.PHOTO: SMART EARTH CORPORATION'S ECOLUBE PRODUCT.Already manufactured in Toronto, Smart Earth Corporation’s Ecolube product will soon be made from Ontario-grown soybeans as well.Introduced by parent company Linneaus Plant Sciences Inc. as an innovative green substitute for popular petroleum-based spray lubricants, Ecolube’s plant-based ingredients make it an environmentally
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Protecting your investments
By: Treena Hein
THE FARM IS not the place it used to be, even ten years ago, notes GHC Safety and Security president Jamie Couper. “Unfortunately, security has become an important aspect of farm businesses today,” he says. “I think the public’s perception of agriculture has not kept up with the reality. People think that farmers are rich. They see all the equipment and they don’t understand the debt levels involved. People don’t think a theft will impact the farm very much. So farmers who used to leave their
November 2015
Winter wheat insurance renewal
By: Shelly Kraft, Agricorp
AGRICORP MAILED PRODUCTION Insurance renewal packages to winter wheat producers in October and now that planting season is wrapping up, it’s time to take the next steps to secure coverage. Planted acres must be reported by November 8, by logging in at Agricorp.com or through the new shortcut to the online acreage reporting tool at agricorp.com/acreage. The online reporting tool provides round-the-clock reporting convenience that lets producers submit their acreage reports anytime,
November 2015
Business side: Tools for new farmers
By: Rebecca Hannam
BUSINESS SIDE WITH...  Anne Marie Diotte, Business Development Program Coordinator Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs(R.H.) WHAT RESOURCES DOES OMAFRA OFFER NEW FARMERS?(A. D.) The Business Resource Guide for New Farmers is the key resource for this group. Funded under Growing Forward 2 (GF2), it is a resource guide — it does not replace any existing OMAFRA publications or other tools but rather directs new producers by referencing publications and
November 2015
GFO Newsletter for November 2015
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CREATING A STRONGER WORKFORCECanada’s agriculture and agri-food industry offers high-quality career options with competitive wages, but agriculture employers still find it challenging to attract and keep the workers they need. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), a national, non-profit organization, is working with grain farmers from across Canada to develop the National Agricultural Occupational Framework (NAOF). The NAOF is an ambitious project to collect in-depth
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