Advocacy

Field work

MAKING POLITICAL CONNECTIONS AT THE 2018 IPM

MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL Parliament of all stripes left the “Toronto bubble” (as Premier Doug Ford called it) to attend the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Pain Court in September. They offered their [Read more]

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IPM connections

FOCUSING ON OUR PRIORITIES

THE INTERNATIONAL PLOWING MATCH (IPM) is an Ontario tradition. Did you know that the legislature shuts down only one day of the year to allow all members to attend the IPM? Grain Farmers of Ontario [Read more]

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Strengthening relationships

ANDREW SCHEER, LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

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Helping farmers grow

ERNIE HARDEMAN, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES IMPACTING THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR THAT YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED? (E.H.) The global opportunity for Ontario agriculture and food is enormous. We are one of the [Read more]

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Investing in farmers

LAWRENCE MACAULAY, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

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Open for business

DOUG FORD, PREMIER OF ONTARIO

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU FOCUSING ON TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RURAL ONTARIO, AND SPECIFICALLY FARMERS? (D.F.) The Ontario PCs are proud to have MPPs from across rural Ontario [Read more]

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A new trade agreement

AGRICULTURAL COMMITMENTS

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO offers its congratulations to the Canadian government for having successfully negotiated Canada’s inclusion in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In particular, Grain Farmers of Ontario recognizes the hard work of Canadian [Read more]

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Access to technology

FARMERS NEED TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE

YOU HEAR THE word innovation in all industries and farming is no different. Grain and oilseed farmers are constantly innovating, they use a combination of agronomic knowledge and the latest technology to help them grow [Read more]

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BRM programs that work for farmers

AGRICULTURE MINISTERS SUPPORTING REVIEW

BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT (BRM) programs are essential tools for farmers to manage risks that are out of their control. BRM programs in Canada are undergoing a review to address weaknesses within the current suite of [Read more]

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From the CEO’s desk

  • NOW THAT THE dust has settled from the provincial election this spring, it’s time to look ahead to the next federal election which is just about a year away. The cabinet of Ontario’s newly elected [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]