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Royalty collection systems

BETTER REGULATION MEANS MORE INVESTMENT the canadian science and Policy Conference in Calgary brought together public officials and industry members to discuss and evaluate the state of agricultural research in Canada. One notable presentation was [Read more]

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2013 RMP details available

UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE CHANGES MEAN TO YOU In March 2012, the provincial government’s budget included the continuation of the Risk Management Program (RMP) with $100 million in annual funding. Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased [Read more]

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Policy Development

Agriculture and the US election

. There’s a legend that Walter Goeppinger, who founded the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), turned down the chance to be John Kennedy’s secretary of agriculture because Goeppinger wanted to maintain his influence with both [Read more]

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Free Trade with Japan

ADDING VALUE FOR GRAIN FARMERS canada is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan and Grain Farmers of Ontario was asked in June 2012 to make a presentation to the Standing Committee on Trade [Read more]

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Insights on oilseeds

AN INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION renewable energy, sustainability and export requirements were hot discussion topics among participants at the 15th International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD). The annual conference brought together oilseed producers from North and South America, [Read more]

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US Farm Bill

EXTERNAL FACTORS COMPLICATE PASSAGE maneuvering a farm bill through the US Congress is always a challenge that depends on coalition-building within and outside agriculture, but passage this year is further complicated by U.S. elections, budget [Read more]

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Sounding off about wildlife damage

FARMERS LOUD AND CLEAR ON CROP LOSSES farming’s most peaceful moments are often quiet times, spent alone, and surrounded by nature. Although they generally share a deep appreciation and respect for the animals they encounter, [Read more]