Public Outreach

An ambassador’s journey

GRAIN DISCOVERY ZONE SEASON 2018

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]

Features

The value of corn

UNDERSTANDING MARKET INFLUENCES

CORN CAN BE a great crop to grow. In Ontario, our corn yields have been consistently increasing on an annual basis. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 Canadian farmers planted approximately 3.6 million acres, which [Read more]

Features

Ontario wheat

MARKET ASSESSMENT

THE 2018 WHEAT crop was a high quality crop that met the needs of end users in terms of strong falling numbers, decent test weight, and good protein levels. For a full indication of wheat [Read more]

Advocacy

We listen, and we act

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

I’M SURE EVERYONE has had one of those restless nights where you lie awake at 3 a.m. worrying about how you are going to get through the day or week; worrying about loan payments, the [Read more]

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Inspiring to lead

2018 WOMEN’S GRAIN SYMPOSIUM

LEADERSHIP, STORYTELLING, AND mental health were among the key topics discussed at Grain Farmers of Ontario’s second Women’s Grain Symposium. The event brought together 30 female farmers and grain industry representatives, along with female staff [Read more]

Features

Marketing plans

ADAPTING TO MARKET CHALLENGES

OBTAINING PREMIUM PRICES right at harvest time has been a given in recent years, but not during the bumper crop of 2018. In the past, producers could be relatively comfortable that they’d get a better [Read more]

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Targeted sales

MARKETING DON INFECTED CORN

MY FIRST HARVEST in the commercial grain elevator business was 1992. For the farmers who are too young to remember it, 1992 was an extremely cool summer and much of Ontario’s corn crop simply failed [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Soil health economics

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ECOLOGY OF the soil is complex and interconnected. Comparing the soil to a country’s economy reminds us that everything is part of a system and that for every action there is a reaction. There [Read more]

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At issue in 2019

CONCERNS FOR AMERICAN FARMERS

HEADING INTO 2019, Ontario Grain Farmer spoke to four U.S. farm leaders to get their thoughts on the big-ticket issues facing America’s farmers. FARM POLICY Farm policy is a top issue as all four leaders [Read more]

Features

Coping with stress

FARMER HEALTH

IT HAS BEEN a particularly difficult harvest for some Ontario farmers this fall. The severe DON outbreak is weighing heavy and stress levels are higher than during a typical harvest season. Uncertainty makes it difficult [Read more]