Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
APRIL/MAY 2017
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Sustainability goals
Michael Buttenham
Call before you cut
Lois Harris
Hunting on farmland
Treena Hein
A modern renewable fuel standard
Rachel Telford
Grains in Action
Maegan MacKimmie
How do you know what works - and what doesn't
Joey Sabljic
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Preventing vomitoxin
Erin Calhoun
Celebrating plant science
Amy Petherick
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Trade in the Trump era
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Business side: Business opportunities
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
GFO Newsletter for April/May 2017
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Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 27: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Cropside: Spring cereals planning
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
WEB SPECIAL
Reducing the impact of high DON levels
PROPER STORAGE KEY
PREVIOUS ISSUES
October 2016

October 2016
Viney weeds
By: Tony Palermo
SCOUTING IN-AND-AROUND YOUR fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds. “Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that occur in Ontario grain fields,” says Dave Bilyea, a weed scientist technician with the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. Listed below is information on these four viney weeds Bilyea says you should be concerned about.BUR CUCUMBERWhile bur cucumber is less prevalent than other viney weeds
October 2016
GFO Newsletter for October 2016
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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL PREMISES REGISTRYAccurate and up-to-date premises identification is critical to the strength of Ontario’s agriculture and food sectors. Since 2008, the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR) has registered more than 39,000 parcels of land across Ontario. The integrity of the PPR depends on accurate and current premises information. By updating your information annually or as activities change on your premises, you are helping to protect your business in the event of an
October 2016
U.S. GMO labelling law
By: Edith Munro
THE NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED Food Disclosure Standard aims to establish uniform labeling rules across the United States for foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in July, it would replace a variety of state-level laws that would otherwise force the food industry to comply with multiple labeling standards. Bills have been introduced in more than 30 states to establish labeling regimes, and a Vermont labeling law took effect this
October 2016
Quality inputs, quality product
By: Erin Calhoun
ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS provide the province, country, and world with high-quality, safe grain with a multitude of uses. One market that is particularly close to home is livestock feed — specifically Ontario beef. The Ontario Corn Fed Beef program is managed by the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association, and is the largest producer-owned branded beef program in Canada. Their mandate is to provide high quality locally produced beef for consumers and value for producers utilizing cattle fed
October 2016
A taste of Ontario
By: Laura Ferrier
IN APRIL 2016, Grain Farmers of Ontario held consumer tasting events at LCBOs in Oakville and Toronto (Summerhill) to educate consumers on the many uses of grains. At these events, customers were offered grain based treats, including barley salad, corn fed beef on a corn meal biscuit, tofu bites, and  apple currant cornmeal scones. They were also offered a sample of Canadian Club whisky, which is made from corn.Through this partnership, Grain Farmers of Ontario has established a
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