Advocacy

Field work

MAKING POLITICAL CONNECTIONS AT THE 2018 IPM

MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL Parliament of all stripes left the “Toronto bubble” (as Premier Doug Ford called it) to attend the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Pain Court in September. They offered their [Read more]

Advocacy

IPM connections

FOCUSING ON OUR PRIORITIES

THE INTERNATIONAL PLOWING MATCH (IPM) is an Ontario tradition. Did you know that the legislature shuts down only one day of the year to allow all members to attend the IPM? Grain Farmers of Ontario [Read more]

Advocacy

Investing in farmers

LAWRENCE MACAULAY, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

Advocacy

Helping farmers grow

ERNIE HARDEMAN, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES IMPACTING THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR THAT YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED? (E.H.) The global opportunity for Ontario agriculture and food is enormous. We are one of the [Read more]

Advocacy

Rural priorities

JOHN VANTHOF, NDP DEPUTY LEADER AND AG CRITIC

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU FOCUSING ON TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RURAL ONTARIO, AND SPECIFICALLY FARMERS? (J.V.) Infrastructure in rural Ontario. Modern farms need as much technology as businesses [Read more]

Features

A Nuffield experience

BRANDING GRAINS AS LOCAL

Nicole Mackellar is Grain Farmers of Ontario’s market development manager. She recently completed a Nuffield Canada Agriculture Scholarship which studied the possibilities for the branding of commodities that are further processed into ingredients. Here, she [Read more]

Features

An international dialogue

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OFFERS OILSEED INSIGHTS

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the world’s leading oilseed producing nations, the International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), had an air of uncertainty this year due to political talks of trade disruptions. Grain Farmers of Ontario chair [Read more]