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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GFO Newsletter for June/July 2017
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CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
WEB SPECIAL
Update: 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader
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June/July 2016
Wanted: leaders in agriculture
By: Rachel Telford
GRAIN FARMERS OF Ontario is looking for soybean growers interested in becoming a leader within the agricultural industry. The application process for the 2017 American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leader program is now underway.PHOTO: DUPONT YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM, CLASS OF 2016. PHOTO COURTESY THE AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION.The program focuses on developing leadership, strengthening marketing and media skills, and learning more about the soy industry. It is also an
June/July 2016
Future of grain
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MAJOR UPDATES TO the SellSmart appOntario Grain Farmer readers are already very familiar with SellSmart, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s grain pricing app; users of the app will be pleased to know that a major update is coming this summer with some new features and improved functionality.SellSmart was designed six years ago to assist farmers in Ontario in selling their corn, soybeans, and wheat by providing delayed futures pricing data from CBOT and adjusted cash prices for grain elevators
June/July 2016
Research roundup
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IMPROVING WHEAT YIELD and FHB resistanceKyra Lightburn New cultivar development will improve disease resistance and yield for Ontario wheat producers, say researchers at the University of Guelph. Dr. Ljiljana (Lily) Tamburic-Ilincic, Department of Plant Agriculture, has been leading a project at the University of Guelph-Ridgetown aimed at breeding wheat cultivars more resistant to fusarium head blight (FHB) a devastating fungal disease. FHB slows kernel development, and in the case of
June/July 2016
Rural rejuvenation
By: Treena Hein
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 would be funded in order to stimulate the economy. There were many stakeholders who commented on the budget, from mayors to manufacturing associations, to Grain Farmers of Ontario. Barry Senft, Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO, publicly stressed a need for improvements to rural road infrastructure, upgrades that will help growers get their harvest to
June/July 2016
Barley for health
By: Erin Calhoun
BARLEY HAS BEEN a staple in Ontario and western Canadian agriculture since farmers first started breaking land. As Canada’s fourth largest crop, barley is grown across the country, with the bulk of production in Alberta. PHOTO: BARLEY SOUPBarley is divided into three types depending on the end use; malting, food, and feed. Only select varieties are eligible to be graded as malting barley. Only about 20% of malting barley production is actually selected for malting each year; the
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