Production

Trends in Ontario farmland values

STRONG PROFITS WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE FUTURE PRICE INCREASES

IT’S WIDELY KNOWN that Ontario farmland values, and values across Canada, have seen strong increases in recent years, but the situation cooled to some extent this year compared to 2017. “It is safe to say, [Read more]

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]

Advocacy

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]

Advocacy

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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More energy than a cup of coffee

UTILIZING BIOMATERIALS

THERE’S A NEW kind of coffee mug that stores and releases more energy than a cup of caffeine, thanks to a soy-based biomaterial developed at Trent University. The mug — sold under the brand name [Read more]

Advocacy

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]

GFO newsletter

GrainTALK for November 2018

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

FROM THE CHAIR A Q&A with Grain Farmers of Ontario chair, Markus Haerle. What is Grain Farmers of Ontario doing to protect grain farmers in the wake of the global trade war? There doesn’t appear to [Read more]

Advocacy

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]