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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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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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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]