Advocacy

Supporting agricultural research

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THE APRIL 1ST beginning to the next national policy framework, Growing Forward 2, is upon us and in preparation Grain Farmers of Ontario has submitted projects within two major national research cluster applications. The first [Read more]

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Developing technology

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

FINDING NEW WAYS to incorporate new technology into the business of grain farming to save time and money is a continuous pursuit for Grain Farmers of Ontario.  Our SellSmart app has been available for smart [Read more]

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2% Biodiesel

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has mandated that diesel fuel sold in Canada must contain a minimum of 2% renewable diesel (biodiesel).  2% of the Ontario diesel market is 160 million litres annually, which means a potential [Read more]

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Another great year

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

AS GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO heads into our third year, I am pleased with the progress we have made as an organization and excited about some great new initiatives for the future. Over the last [Read more]

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Growth in the vegetable oil industry

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO has been active with the Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada (VOIC) organization this year and there have been some really positive accomplishments in the edible oil industry recently I would like [Read more]

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Planning for the future

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WHILE I WAS out west at our farm harvesting, having the capability of auto steer on the harvest equipment made me marvel at the technological advancements I have seen in my lifetime of farming and [Read more]

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The future of wheat breeding

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WHILE MANY OF the details in Growing Forward 2 and the 2013 federal budget for agriculture have yet to be worked out, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has made the decision to eliminate the winter [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]