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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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
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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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