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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]

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Quality inputs, quality product

ONTARIO CORN FED BEEF

ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS provide the province, country, and world with high-quality, safe grain with a multitude of uses. One market that is particularly close to home is livestock feed — specifically Ontario beef. The Ontario [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION Boosting soil health The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) supports cover crop research through its Soil Health Graduate Scholarship fund. The 2015 recipient, graduate [Read more]

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Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION New insecticide seed treatment receives PMRA registration Corn growers in Ontario and Quebec have a new tool to use against key insect pests. DuPont Crop Protection [Read more]

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Renewable resources

A NEW BRAND

WHEN THE CANADIAN Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) was launched in 1984, its members were mostly focused on advancing new energy sources. The promise of ethanol and other biofuels had stimulated the imagination of the farming [Read more]

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On track

IP PRODUCTION OF GMO SOYBEANS IS GROWING INTEREST IS GROWING in the added traceability of genetically modified (GMO) high-quality food grade soybeans. But as with any emerging market, there are complex forces at work and [Read more]