Advocacy

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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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]

Advocacy

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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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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Impact assessment

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

SAYING IT’S BEEN a challenging planting season for grain farmers across the province would be an understatement. I can’t count how many stories we’ve heard across the countryside of farmers struggling with issues with the [Read more]

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Organizational efficiency

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN MID-FEBRUARY, the Manitoba Co-operator published an article about increasing collaboration between organizations and the issue of checkoff fee fatigue across the province. In this piece, the column pointed to Grain Farmers of Ontario as [Read more]

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Get to know us

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

I WAS TRAVELLING across the province to the annual district grain committee meetings when the Environmental Commissioner released comments on coloured diesel. For those who aren’t aware of this issue, in mid-January, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, [Read more]

Advocacy

Stabililty now

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WITH SO MANY pressing issues in grain farming, the emphasis for the industry has been on topics outside of safety nets, like trade and technology. While these are significant areas that continue to demand attention, [Read more]

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Up the creek

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN NOVEMBER, MONTREAL made international news when city officials decided to let eight billion litres of raw sewage spill into the St. Lawrence River in order to make repairs to the city’s sewer infrastructure. There [Read more]