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Government relations progress and plans

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO PLOWS FORWARD WITH PLANS BOTH PROVINCIALLY AND FEDERALLY this spring has been quite busy and challenging for everyone given the poor weather conditions, the launch of the Risk Management Program and [Read more]

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New policies create opportunity to voice needs

growing forward, the five-year commitment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to support the agri-food sector is set to expire in 2013 and consultations have begun to ascertain what Growing Forward 2 (GF2) should contain. [Read more]

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2011 pre-budget consultations

january is always a busy time for pre-budget consultations and hearings across the province and the country.  This year, we participated in two provincial pre-budget hearings, several consultations with Ontario MPs in addition to our [Read more]

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New investments in grain breeding and genetics

grain farmers of ontario is excited about the new Developing Innovative Agri-Products (DIAP) initiative from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Growing Forward framework. Through DIAP, a new partnership GFO is heavily involved with will have [Read more]

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Refuge compliance slipping

a recent survey reveals that refuge requirement compliance has slipped to 61 percent in 2009, down from a high of 80 percent in 2005. This is of serious concern for the entire corn industry. When [Read more]

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Grain farmers part of the solution

environmental talks in Copenhagen touched on many issues related to climate change with many possible solutions up for consideration.  One key sector where solutions can be more abundant than emissions is agriculture. “Society has to [Read more]

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GFO gets the stamp of approval

A LETTER FROM BARRY SENFT, CEO ON BEHALF OF GFO, I am pleased to announce that the Grain Farmers of Ontario organization became an official marketing board in the province on January 1st.  It has been [Read more]