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In high spirits

CRAFT DISTILLERy BOOM IN ONTARIO

FARMERS AND DISTILLERS have a long history in Ontario — as everyone knows, corn makes whisky. But more than just whisky is being produced by today’s Ontario craft distillers. From vodka, to gin and moonshine, [Read more]

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Open market access

A CRUCIAL NEED FOR ONTARIO GRAIN

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS rely on various international markets to sell grain that isn’t used domestically. Trade agreements such as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Comprehensive [Read more]

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Maintaining markets

2019 OUTGOING PROGRAM TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

WITH INCREASES IN production occurring year over year and domestic markets becoming fairly saturated, international trade is becoming even more important for Ontario grains. If there is anything this past year has taught us though, [Read more]

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European journalists tour

A SUSTAINABLE FARMING SHOWCASE

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS use farming methods that ensure the economic, social, and environmental fundamentals of sustainable agriculture. It’s an important story to tell, particularly to those in key export markets where sustainability is tracked across [Read more]

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Port of Goderich

A GRAIN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

GRAIN ELEVATORS HAVE towered over the town of Goderich for more than 150 years, taking in the local harvest, employing local citizens, and contributing to the local economy. “The elevators are part of the fabric [Read more]

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Harvest technology

CALIBRATING COMBINE SENSORS

WHEN PERFORMING PRE-HARVEST combine maintenance checks, the bolts, belts, bearings, and other mechanical parts shouldn’t be a farmer’s only focus. Today’s combines come with an arsenal of sophisticated sensors that require their own TLC to [Read more]

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Traceability through blockchain

IMPROVING THE GRAINS VALUE CHAIN

BLOCKCHAIN CAN BE described as a secure electronic ledger for keeping track of goods in a given supply chain. A recent pilot project explored the potential of this technology to improve traceability within the grain [Read more]

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Order of Canada

SOYBEAN BREEDING PIONEER RECOGNIZED

THIS FALL AT Rideau Hall, when Governor General Julie Payette calls on Canadian crop breeding icon Dr. Harvey Voldeng to come forward and accept his Order of Canada officer award, applause will ring out from [Read more]

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef

NEW EXPORT MARKETS DRIVE DEMAND

HOW DO YOU like your corn? Well-done, medium, or rare? That’s the question Asian consumers are answering as they enjoy Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB). New doors are opening for the export of this premium [Read more]

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Avoiding mistakes with cover crops

Production
“Don’t mess up an opportunity to do some soil maintenance […] put a cover crop on. It doesn’t have to be expensive.” This sentiment was expressed by Anne Verhallen, soil management specialist, horticulture, for the [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has caused a rift within the agriculture community. In August, a compensation package was announced for dairy farmers that provided them with a subsidy to counter the negative market effects of the [Read more]

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