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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


Largest steel grain bin in Ontario goes up
Great Lakes Grain opened its newest grain storage facility at their FS Partners grain site recently in Delhi. The new grain bin is the largest steel bin in Ontario with a 750,000 bushel storage capacity. 


Construction began in May, 2011 and was completed in August. The new storage facility with its enhanced intake system will dramatically reduce delivery and unloading times, says the company.

“The reduced congestion and our faster intake speed will allow [farmers] to quickly get back on their combines to continue their harvest,” says Don Kabbes, marketing development manager for Great Lakes Grain of the new storage bin. 

The bin will be in use this harvest season. •

New GPS solutions from Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS recently added new Outback Guidance solutions for precision farming to its line up. The company, based in Calgary, revealed many new technologies that are available this fall at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois in August.

For current eDriveX users, Hemisphere GPS is now offering advancements in reverse steering and slow speed control. Reverse steering provides customers with the ability to reverse course under certain circumstances. Slow speed control allows eDriveX users to operate their equipment in demanding, slow speed conditions down to 0.25 mph—crucial for many specialty crop operations. Additionally, eDriveX now supports 35 installation kits covering 335 vehicle models, including such manufactures as Case IH, John Deere and New Holland.

The company also announced new antenna and receiver technologies. According to Hemisphere GPS, the A320/A321 RTK smart antennas offer affordable, versatile and portable positioning solutions with centimeter-level accuracy. They combine the receiver, antenna and optional radio modems, all in one rugged package. •

AGCO is looking for the Operator of the Year
ACGO Application Equipment is asking agricultural retailers in the US and Canada to nominate a deserving custom operator to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

“Operator of the Year is something we look forward to every year because it gives us a chance to recognize and say thanks to some of the finest individuals in the application business,” says Mark Sharitz, AGCO Application Equipment director of marketing. “This award is not a contest to see who can cover the most acres, but instead is designed to spotlight applicators who demonstrate exceptional work in the field and leadership within the company and communities in which they serve.”

If you know a deserving custom applicator, nominate them at The deadline to apply is October 15.

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