Advocacy

Empowering leadership

2016 ADVANCING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

WOMEN’S INITIATIVES ARE on the rise with more women involved in a wide variety of roles in the agriculture industry than ever before. Over 430 women attended the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Toronto [Read more]

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Keeping your agreements

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

CANADA HAS TRADE agreements with more than 50 nations. Ten years ago, you couldn’t open up the newspaper without reading about a new trade deal that was being signed or in the works. Open markets [Read more]

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CETA

ONTARIO GRAIN EXPORTS TO EUROPE SET TO INCREASE

AFTER A SEVEN-year negotiation process and several last-minute setbacks, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe was finally signed on October 30. Once ratified and implemented, the agreement will give Ontario [Read more]

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Mergers and aquisitions

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN THE BUSINESS world, mergers and acquisitions can change the face of an industry. This year alone, several deals have been announced or are rumoured to be in the works. In the beverage industry, Anheuser-Busch [Read more]

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A new strategic plan

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S Board of Directors implemented a new strategic plan at a planning meeting and Board meeting in September. Creating and regularly reviewing a strategic plan is a fundamental business practice that ensures [Read more]

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Weathering the forecast

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IT’S AMAZING HOW much our lives revolve around the weather. What we do, what we wear, how and when we travel is all affected by the weather. Farmers tend to be influenced by the weather [Read more]

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Struggling to adopt cap and trade

INDUSTRY MYSTIFIED BY RAPID-RELEASE REGULATIONS WHEN THE ONTARIO government announced its intention to join the Western Climate Initiative this April, few would have guessed new regulations would be effective by July. Although confusion still reigns, [Read more]

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An uncertain future

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

FARMERS IN ONTARIO are early adopters of new technology. Access to precision farming tools has lowered input costs, new chemistry has improved yields, and advancements in breeding and genetics has produced crops with the characteristics [Read more]

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An agvocacy lesson

DEFENDING AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM “THE PESTICIDES FARMERS are using will cause bees to go extinct in five years.” PHOTO: BRADEN AND SHYLAH HART. When Braden and Shylah Hart heard that statement in their grade [Read more]