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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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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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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]

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Plant patent policy

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

GRAIN FARMERS RECEIVED a letter recently from Pioneer announcing the first variety improvement patents issued in Canada.  Since the October announcement, Grain Farmers of Ontario has been examining the impact these patents will have on [Read more]

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National policy discussions

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH of November Grain Farmers of Ontario took part in many national policy discussions on broad topics such as the future of crop research funding in Canada, wheat biotechnology, sustainable energy consumption and [Read more]

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GFO comments on low level presence policy

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN THE MONTH of November Grain Farmers of Ontario was asked to comment on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s public consultation document on policy approaches to managing the low level presence of genetically modified (GM) crops [Read more]

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Ontario is ideal for coexistence

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

EVERY TWO YEARS, leading experts from around the world working in the field of agriculture meet to actively debate the policy, legal, economic and technical solutions needed to facilitate the coexistence of biotech, conventional, organic [Read more]