Advocacy

Political action

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

NOW THAT THE dust has settled from the provincial election this spring, it’s time to look ahead to the next federal election which is just about a year away. The cabinet of Ontario’s newly elected [Read more]

Advocacy

Have your say

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

LAST MONTH, GRAIN Farmers of Ontario’s 2018 Membership Survey was mailed out with your magazine. If you haven’t done so already, I want to encourage you to fill out this survey. I know it can [Read more]

Advocacy

Soybean drying charges

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN AUGUST 2013, the grain industry, including Grain Farmers of Ontario, agreed to change to a system where the cost of drying soybeans was not regulated. Cleaning and handling charges, as well as soybean drying [Read more]

Advocacy

Turning the page

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A NEW PARTY now leads our provincial government. Premier Doug Ford and members of his Progressive Conservative party won a strong majority in June. It was no secret that grain farmers had a few issues [Read more]

Advocacy

Trading observations

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WHILE I’M NOT a trade expert, trade decisions are interesting to me because we rely so much on trade for our living. I’m sure many of you take an interest for the same reason. About [Read more]

Advocacy

Supporting agriculture

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL funding program for agriculture launches this month. The Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3 billion commitment to support the agri-food and agri-products sector. Additionally, Ontario signed a bilateral agreement with [Read more]

Advocacy

Trade talk

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

I WAS PLEASED to see great attendance at our January District Meetings this year. It showed that our farmer-members have a significant interest in our organization, the work we are doing on their behalf, and [Read more]

Advocacy

Making investments

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

ADVANCEMENTS IN CROP management and new seed varieties have helped farmers increase their yields in recent years. We are now growing more grain on less land than ever before. That’s a positive for our industry [Read more]

Advocacy

Political change

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WITH THE LAST election in Ontario almost four years ago, it’s hard to believe that in the short time since, the Canadian government, the U.S. government, and many of the provincial governments across Canada have [Read more]

Advocacy

Your opportunity

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

EVERY MONTH, I use this column to share with you my thoughts on issues affecting the agriculture industry. Over the past year, I’ve discussed taxes, relationships with our elected officials, trade negotiations, national partnerships, environmental [Read more]