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Field mitigation

REPAIRING DAMAGED FIELDS

MANY ONTARIO FARMERS planted the 2019 crop in less than ideal conditions. Persistent rain gave fields little chance to dry out and farmers made tough decisions to take advantage of any opportunity they had to [Read more]

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Grain grading

UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR GRAIN IS INSPECTED

GRAIN GRADING AFFECTS the price of your grain; and when you don’t get the price you were expecting, you might wonder what factors were at play. Every grain has its own set of inspection guidelines [Read more]

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Growing momentum

LESSONS FROM THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC

THE 2019 MARCH CLASSIC was attended by a record number of Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members and grain industry representatives. More than 900 people filled the London Convention Centre for a full day of inspiring [Read more]

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A new venture

ADDING VALUE TO THE LOCAL MARKET

IF RON HORST and Tim Roth have learned anything in the past year, it’s that operating a small-scale soybean crush facility isn’t as straight forward as it might seem. The long-time friends began producing soy [Read more]

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Best practices for the environment

4R NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

AGRI-RETAILERS AND farm organizations have renewed their support for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program in Ontario. The program sets out best management practices for fertilizer application: Right Source @ Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place®. [Read more]

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Tar spot of corn

A NEW DISEASE THREAT

CORN PRODUCERS IN southwestern Ontario have a new disease threat to look out for this growing season. Tar spot of corn rapidly developed in Michigan in 2018 after first being spotted in a couple of [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]

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Mad Mexican

INVESTING IN ONTARIO GRAINS

WE DON’T TYPICALLY think of ethnic foods as being local. However, the use of local ingredients, including Ontario grains, is allowing food manufacturers to produce international staples here at home. Jose Hadad, owner of Mad [Read more]

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How resistant weeds spread

THE CHALLENGE OF NATURE

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 21 known herbicide resistant weeds in Ontario. These include Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, Waterhemp, and Red Root Pigweed. Despite the best efforts of farmers to stop the spread of these [Read more]

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Focusing on the business

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WHEN TWO FARMERS get married, the business implications can seem just as complicated as the big mergers happening within the agricultural industry. Newlyweds Eric Dietrich and Katherina Walch both work on their family cash crop [Read more]