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Straw yield

MEASURING PROFITABILITY

THE PROFITABILITY OF straw could be the deciding factor in whether or not you keep wheat in your crop rotation. It’s one of the reasons the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee (OCCC) included a pilot project [Read more]

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Business strategy

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

FARMERS ARE BUSINESS operators. Yet farmers have not always been perceived that way and they have not always had the same tools and opportunities as other types of business owners. The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) [Read more]

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Leading the soy industry

2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER APPLICANTS WANTED

SOYBEAN PRODUCERS LOOKING for an opportunity to develop their leadership ability, better their communication skills, and shape the future direction of the soybean industry are encouraged to apply for the 2018 American Soybean Association (ASA) [Read more]

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By the numbers: then and now

WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

IN THE LATE 1800s, an Ontario farmer planted the fields with oats and wheat, used horses to pull their plows, reapers and mowers, and had more sheep than dairy cows and swine combined. This picture [Read more]

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Leading through change

LESSONS FROM THE 2017 MARCH CLASSIC

FARMERS NEED TO adapt to changes in social expectations and political agendas while facing the economic and environmental challenges of maintaining a successful farm business. It’s not always clear what the next big issue will [Read more]

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A modern renewable fuel standard

ONTARIO DEVELOPING NEW GAS REGULATIONS

THE NEXT STEP in the Ontario government’s Climate Change Action Plan is the development of a renewable fuel standard (RFS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline by five per cent by the year 2020. The Ontario government’s proposed RFS will replace the current ethanol mandate Ontario farmers have relied on. [Read more]

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The utilization of Ontario grain

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL MARKETS

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Market Development department are to create new markets and expand existing markets for Ontario grains. To better achieve these goals, a market utilization study was conducted in [Read more]

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Meeting market demands

2016 WHEAT QUALITY SCOOP GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO has completed the 2016 Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop — and it’s one of the best crops we’ve seen in years. “The Wheat Quality Scoop provides end users, [Read more]

Advocacy

Involvement and influence

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO ADVISORY COMMITTEES

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S Board of Directors sets the direction and focus of the organization. It is then up to staff to ensure that the mission and vision as outlined in the Strategic Plan is [Read more]