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In high spirits

CRAFT DISTILLERy BOOM IN ONTARIO

FARMERS AND DISTILLERS have a long history in Ontario — as everyone knows, corn makes whisky. But more than just whisky is being produced by today’s Ontario craft distillers. From vodka, to gin and moonshine, [Read more]

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Order of Canada

SOYBEAN BREEDING PIONEER RECOGNIZED

THIS FALL AT Rideau Hall, when Governor General Julie Payette calls on Canadian crop breeding icon Dr. Harvey Voldeng to come forward and accept his Order of Canada officer award, applause will ring out from [Read more]

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Open market access

A CRUCIAL NEED FOR ONTARIO GRAIN

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS rely on various international markets to sell grain that isn’t used domestically. Trade agreements such as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Comprehensive [Read more]

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef

NEW EXPORT MARKETS DRIVE DEMAND

HOW DO YOU like your corn? Well-done, medium, or rare? That’s the question Asian consumers are answering as they enjoy Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB). New doors are opening for the export of this premium [Read more]

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Maintaining markets

2019 OUTGOING PROGRAM TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

WITH INCREASES IN production occurring year over year and domestic markets becoming fairly saturated, international trade is becoming even more important for Ontario grains. If there is anything this past year has taught us though, [Read more]

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European journalists tour

A SUSTAINABLE FARMING SHOWCASE

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS use farming methods that ensure the economic, social, and environmental fundamentals of sustainable agriculture. It’s an important story to tell, particularly to those in key export markets where sustainability is tracked across [Read more]

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GM food decisions

UNDERSTANDING THE CANADIAN CONSUMER

WITH GROWING URBANIZATION and fewer than two per cent of the Canadian population working in agriculture, Canadian consumers are generally removed from agriculture and this distance is hard to bridge. There is a gap in [Read more]

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Port of Goderich

A GRAIN GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

GRAIN ELEVATORS HAVE towered over the town of Goderich for more than 150 years, taking in the local harvest, employing local citizens, and contributing to the local economy. “The elevators are part of the fabric [Read more]