Features

A Nuffield experience

BRANDING GRAINS AS LOCAL

Nicole Mackellar is Grain Farmers of Ontario’s market development manager. She recently completed a Nuffield Canada Agriculture Scholarship which studied the possibilities for the branding of commodities that are further processed into ingredients. Here, she [Read more]

Features

Features

An international dialogue

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OFFERS OILSEED INSIGHTS

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the world’s leading oilseed producing nations, the International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), had an air of uncertainty this year due to political talks of trade disruptions. Grain Farmers of Ontario chair [Read more]

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Netherlands’ soybean production

PART OF THEIR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

THE NEW AND nasty trade war upon us has nations taking another look at domestic food and feed production, with an eye towards import replacements. They wonder: can traditional suppliers still be trusted? Will volatile [Read more]

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An upward trend

CORN EXPORTS TO THE EU

CORN EXPORTS TO the European Union will reach 1.5 million tonnes in 2018. Experts attribute the increased demand to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, which abolished duties on [Read more]

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Mad Mexican

INVESTING IN ONTARIO GRAINS

WE DON’T TYPICALLY think of ethnic foods as being local. However, the use of local ingredients, including Ontario grains, is allowing food manufacturers to produce international staples here at home. Jose Hadad, owner of Mad [Read more]

Advocacy

Market uncertainty

U.S. - CHINA SOYBEAN TRADE

AS U.S. TRADE policy has grown increasingly combative, concern has grown about the export outlook for a number of commodities, especially soybeans. Economists at the University of Illinois tracking the escalation have also tracked a [Read more]

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Also in this issue

A spotlight on sustainability

CONNECTING SOURCES

THE SAI PLATFORM is a major food and drink industry initiative which supports the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. The organization was founded in 2002, when three multi-national companies (Group Danone, Nestle, and Unilever) created [Read more]

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Nutrient-rich foods

RESEARCHING WHOLE AND ENRICHED GRAINS

EVERY TWO YEARS the Canadian government surveys citizens on health — from general health and demographics, to mental health, to nutrition. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) has been active in one form or another [Read more]

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Cover crop basics

IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC GOALS

SOIL ORGANIC MATTER decline in cropland continues to be a significant issue across much of Ontario. The problem is particularly acute in the deep Southwest, where a lack of forage and manure fertilizer — a [Read more]

Flipbook

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Web special

Cropside: Disease protection

Cropside
REMEMBER DISEASE PROTECTION when selecting corn hybrids and soybean varieties this fall! I know “yield is king” but each year diseases play an important role in whether you meet your corn and soybean production targets. [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • LAST MONTH, GRAIN Farmers of Ontario’s 2018 Membership Survey was mailed out with your magazine. If you haven’t done so already, I want to encourage you to fill out this survey. I know it can [Read more]

GrainTALK Update

Cropside

  • REMEMBER DISEASE PROTECTION when selecting corn hybrids and soybean varieties this fall! I know “yield is king” but each year diseases play an important role in whether you meet your corn and soybean production targets. [Read more]

Business Side

  • (J.M) WHAT IS AGPAL? (W.N.) AgPal (AgPal.ca) is a one-stop, web-based tool to help Canadian farmers and other industry stakeholders search and find information on provincial, territorial, and federal agricultural-related programs and services. Designed with [Read more]