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The importance of infrastructure

MOVING CANADA’S RECORD CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS “ontario just had its biggest corn crop in history, and the US has shifted from being our biggest competitor to one of our biggest customers.  If you are [Read more]

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Marketing the Pool

A GREAT OPTION FOR YOUR WHEAT over the next few months, the Wheat Marketing Team at Grain Farmers of Ontario has plans to make the Wheat Pool a more visible marketing option to farmers. At [Read more]

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Market volatility

CREATING A GRAIN MARKETING PLAN the behaviour of grain markets today seems to bear no resemblance to the markets of 15, or even five years ago. It poses a greater challenge to farmers looking to [Read more]

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Global economic outlook

MARKET INFLUENCES IN 2013 the global economy continued to experience a weaker performance at the end of 2012 and will likely continue on the same note throughout 2013. Current macro trends will also continue to [Read more]

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US market outlook

FALLOUT FROM THE DROUGHT as us farmers combined the last fields of soybeans, many agreed the results from 2012’s exceptional drought could have been a lot worse. The November United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) [Read more]

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Field crop finances

A NEW RESEARCH REPORT professor alfons weersink,  along with Kenneth Poon and Glen Manjin from the University of Guelph’s department of of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics recently completed a research report titled: The Financial [Read more]

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The economic climate

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK the economy of the European Union (EU) has dominated the news in the past few years, and continues to register on the radar. Although other global issues, such as slower growth in [Read more]

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Fallout from the US drought

FOOD VERSUS FUEL DEBATE REVIVED optimists point out that even with a drought-induced 13% drop in yields, the United States is projected to harvest 10.8 billion bushels (bbu) of corn this year – a crop [Read more]

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Pristine Gourmet

BUILDING A VALUE-ADDED BUSINESS jason persall doesn’t like to consider his story a success story. “We’re just a small farm family that did something value-added a few years ago,” he claims. However, there’s no denying [Read more]