Advocacy

Alliances

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

YOU LIKELY READ last fall that Grain Farmers of Ontario has rejoined Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Our chair, Markus Haerle, has taken an important role as vice-chair of the GGC. The news may have [Read more]

Advocacy

The only certainty

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WHEN A MAJOR international trade deal is signed, images of a handshake between the nations’ leaders are shown across the evening news and printed in the papers. It’s a symbol of a promise made in [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]

Advocacy

A toxic issue

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

DON, ONE TYPE of Vomitoxin in corn, seems to be one of those lingering problems that, despite our best efforts, we can’t find a solution for. It’s been another challenging year for grain farmers in [Read more]

Advocacy

Political action

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

NOW THAT THE dust has settled from the provincial election this spring, it’s time to look ahead to the next federal election which is just about a year away. The cabinet of Ontario’s newly elected [Read more]

Advocacy

Have your say

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

LAST MONTH, GRAIN Farmers of Ontario’s 2018 Membership Survey was mailed out with your magazine. If you haven’t done so already, I want to encourage you to fill out this survey. I know it can [Read more]

Advocacy

Soybean drying charges

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IN AUGUST 2013, the grain industry, including Grain Farmers of Ontario, agreed to change to a system where the cost of drying soybeans was not regulated. Cleaning and handling charges, as well as soybean drying [Read more]

Advocacy

Turning the page

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A NEW PARTY now leads our provincial government. Premier Doug Ford and members of his Progressive Conservative party won a strong majority in June. It was no secret that grain farmers had a few issues [Read more]

Advocacy

Trading observations

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

WHILE I’M NOT a trade expert, trade decisions are interesting to me because we rely so much on trade for our living. I’m sure many of you take an interest for the same reason. About [Read more]

Advocacy

Supporting agriculture

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

A NEW FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL funding program for agriculture launches this month. The Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3 billion commitment to support the agri-food and agri-products sector. Additionally, Ontario signed a bilateral agreement with [Read more]