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Developing leadership

2013 ASA/DUPONT YOUNG LEADERS CHOSEN the future of farming will rely on strong leaders like Dave Vandewalle and Lisa Mardlin Vandewalle who have been chosen for the 2013 American Soybean Association /DuPont Young Leader Program. [Read more]

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Non-BRM in GF2

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THERE HAS BEEN some discussion lately about the priority farm organizations are putting on the messaging regarding the future of business risk management (BRM) programs.  Due to the order of the Growing Forward 2 negotiations [Read more]

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Growing Forward 2

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THE TIMELINE OF the Growing Forward 2 negotiations is getting shorter and the challenges greater. The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers’ meeting that took place on June 18 was the last formal opportunity for Ontario’s Minister McMeekin to [Read more]

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Finalizing the database

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WE ARE TWO full years into the merger of our three heritage organizations and the final piece is now being put into place — the database. Prior to the merger, there were three distinct databases [Read more]

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Risky business?

WHAT THE PROVINCIAL PREMISES REGISTRY MEANS TO FARMERS “Why is premises identification necessary for Grain farmers?” “You can’t trace a single grain of wheat or corn so why is premises identification necessary?” “I don’t see its value [Read more]

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Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Working Group

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO has been participating on an Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Working Group for quite some time.  Due to recent resolutions to the GFO?Board of Directors and a new plan by Agricorp to track wildlife [Read more]

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Grain bins and dryers

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

AS MANY OF our members heard at our January district meetings, there are two issues surfacing in southwestern Ontario with grain bins and dryers that may have broad provincial implications. The Bluewater Chapter of the [Read more]

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Groundwater protection

FRAMEWORKS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE CLEAN WATER ACT BEING DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE since the tragic water-related events in Walkerton in 2000, much has changed. A full inquiry was held to scrutinize exactly what occurred and [Read more]

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March Classic to be a big hit

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE EXPECTED TO ATTRACT TOP FARMERS WITH HIGH QUALITY SPEAKERS the march classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees from farms across Ontario. [Read more]