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Preserving the future of farming

A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO is committed to sustainability. As an organization, we view sustainability as the ability of our farmer-members to be economically viable, while not sacrificing their social and environmental responsibilities. The world population [Read more]

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The bio-economy

NEW VENTURES IN ONTARIO

THERE’S A WHOLE lot going on in Ontario’s bio-economy — and at the centre of much of it is Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a non-profit government-supported business accelerator. Since 2008, BIC has worked in the [Read more]

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Best practices for the environment

4R NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

AGRI-RETAILERS AND farm organizations have renewed their support for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program in Ontario. The program sets out best management practices for fertilizer application: Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®. [Read more]

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Canadian Field Print Initiative

THERE IS A GOOD STORY TO TELL

THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY has always taken pride in the fact that we are doing a good job to protect the environment. But in an ever-increasing world of transparency, are we as an industry able to [Read more]

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Taking root

THE ADVANTAGES OF PLANTING TREES

PLANTING TREES ON farmland has multiple benefits, including increasing crop yields by as much as 15 to 20 per cent. “There are many studies in Canada and the U.S. that show yields are higher in [Read more]

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Preventing DON in corn

BEST MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR 2019

MORE THAN TWO million acres of corn were planted in Ontario in 2018 and yields were reported to be above average at 181 bushels/acre. But it wasn’t a profitable crop for many farmers. High levels [Read more]

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Engaging young farmers

2019 GRAINS IN ACTION

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO brought together 30 young agriculture professionals to learn where crops go after they leave the farm during our Grains in Action conference. Grains in Action is a four-day program for young [Read more]

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Accelerated Investment Incentive

NEW TAX DEDUCTION RULES

IF YOU HAVE a tax advisor, it’s likely they talked to you last fall about the Accelerated Investment Incentive that the Federal government announced in their 2018 Fall Economic Statement. This incentive will accelerate your [Read more]

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Hybrid DON testing

RESULTS FROM 2018

This information is re-published from the Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) report available at www.gocorn.net. ALTHOUGH 2018 WAS very challenging to growers and the rest of the corn industry, it presented an opportunity to compare hybrids for [Read more]

Flipbook

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Retirement Announcement
Grain Farmers of Ontario congratulates Don Carruthers, advertising sales representative, on his retirement. Don has spent more than 30 years working in the media sales business and has handled advertising for the Ontario Grain Farmer and sponsorships for the March Classic since the inception of our organization. We thank Don for his service and wish him much enjoyment in his retirement.Read more…

 

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An ambassador’s journey

Public Outreach
AFTER 20,000 KM, more than 25 fairs, and seven educational days, the 2018 Grain Discovery zone season wrapped-up at the end of September. This season Grain Farmers of Ontario successfully communicated about grain farming to [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • FARMERS ARE A passionate group – we may not always beat our chest or shout from the rooftops about the work we do, but we take great pride in the farms that we operate. And [Read more]

GrainTALK Update

  • FROM THE CHAIR A Q&A with Grain Farmers of Ontario chair, Markus Haerle. What is Grain Farmers of Ontario asking the federal political parties to commit to getting done if they are elected in October to [Read more]

Cropside

  • THE 2018 GROWING season was a challenge for many producers in Ontario. Persistent wet conditions throughout the fall delayed harvest which resulted in soybean seed quality issues. These conditions created the right conditions for several [Read more]

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