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GFO Newsletter for June/July 2017

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCE NEW VICE PRESIDENT Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce that Crosby Devitt will be joining the organization as Vice President. He will start in this role on June [Read more]

Features

Breaking new ground in Alaska

OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE FAMILY'S NEXT GENERATION

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho, Bryce Wrigley always knew he wanted to continue the family farm tradition. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anywhere for him to go, so he took a leap of faith and headed to [Read more]

Features

Project Canaan

AN AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE

IN 2016, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer with Heart for Africa at Project Canaan. This faith-based, non-profit public charity is developing a place of hope in Swaziland, Africa called Project Canaan. Project Canaan, [Read more]

Features

Better future for subsistence farmers

EMPOWERING NEPALI FARMERS

LIFE AS A subsistence farmer in the remote, mountainous communities of Nepal comes with unique challenges, such as seed shortages, sloped fields, and labour deficits. That’s why University of Guelph researchers have found a way [Read more]

Features

The sustainability supply chain

PUTTING THE TERM INTO PRACTICE

OVER THE LAST several years, sustainability has become a word that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), corporations, and consumers are all using. But what does it mean to be sustainable? The definition of the word greatly varies depending [Read more]

Features

Market opportunities in China

INCREASED TRADE POTENTIAL EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT

BOTH THE CANADIAN and Ontario grain industries rely heavily on trade. According to the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA), approximately 65% of Canadian soybeans are exported. According to national estimates 70% of wheat production, 25% [Read more]

Advocacy

Agricultural growth

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN A RECENT report by the federal Advisory Council on Economic Growth, chaired by Dominic Barton, agriculture was highlighted as one of the industries that are poised for real significant growth and it was identified [Read more]