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Gluten-free oats

BIG DEMAND AND PREMIUM PRICES

A NEW POTENTIALLY profitable gluten-free oat industry in Northern Ontario could be a reality soon. “All the crops we’re looking at growing will go into high quality, gluten-free, allergen-free foods,” says Jamie Draves, president and [Read more]

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Belt and Road Initiative

CHINA`S DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

CHINA`S BELT AND Road Initiative is a development strategy with a focus on connecting Eurasian countries through a land-based road as well as a maritime route. The ‘belt’ is the Silk Road Economic Belt and [Read more]

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The Port of Johnstown

A CRUCIAL LINK FOR EASTERN ONTARIO FARMERS

AS THE HARVEST season moves into high gear, the Port of Johnstown is already bustling with activity — receiving mega-tonnes of grain and sending it down the St. Lawrence Seaway, just as it has done [Read more]

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Same, same but different

AGRICULTURAL LEADERS COMPARE FARMING PRACTICES

Class 16 of the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program (AALP) began their journey of professional development in September 2016. Throughout the 19 month executive development program, participants attended eight seminars and two study tours — one [Read more]

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Market opportunities in China

INCREASED TRADE POTENTIAL EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT

BOTH THE CANADIAN and Ontario grain industries rely heavily on trade. According to the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), approximately 65% of Canadian soybeans are exported. According to national estimates 70% of wheat production, 25% [Read more]

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The utilization of Ontario grain

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL MARKETS

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Market Development department are to create new markets and expand existing markets for Ontario grains. To better achieve these goals, a market utilization study was conducted in [Read more]

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Ontario grown malting barley

MORE PRODUCTION NEEDED FOR EXPANDING MARKET

WHILE MOST OF Canada’s barley production happens in the western provinces, the rise in popularity of craft beer breweries and the ‘buy local’ movement is creating an opportunity for producers in Ontario looking to plant [Read more]

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A taste of Ontario

CANADIAN CLUB MADE LOCAL

IN APRIL 2016, Grain Farmers of Ontario held consumer tasting events at LCBOs in Oakville and Toronto (Summerhill) to educate consumers on the many uses of grains. At these events, customers were offered grain based [Read more]