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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of Grain


Mycogen announces new brand
Corn hybrids once offered from Mycogen Seeds can now be found under a new brand – Properity. According to the company, the new platform identifies their top performing silage and grain hybrids and represents 20 percent of the entire Mycogen Seeds corn lineup.


“Our new Properity platform distinguishes our proven hybrids with the greatest potential for profitability for dairy herds or grain corn crop,” says Jarek Nowak, business manager for Mycogen Seeds. “We’ve differentiated our highest value silage and grain hybrids with the new Properity name so growers can identify our very best hybrids that deliver a better bottom line on farm.”

Both Properity Silage and Properity Grain hybrids are be available starting at the 2700 heat unit range for the 2011 season. •

New and expanding facilities in Ontario
Pioneer Hi-Bred has recently announced its plans to build a multi-million dollar parent seed production facility near Wingham, Ontario. The facility, expected to be operational in late 2011, is part of Pioneer’s larger investment in its Canadian business.

Also on the move is Thompsons Limited. The company has purchased a neighbouring manufacturing facility and plans to relocate its dry bean packaging operation to this new facility beginning in January 2011. According to the company, the move will increase storage capacity and provide better assurance in safe food handling procedures. 


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