Advocacy

Trade War Fund

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

ACCORDING TO THE analysts, futures, input costs, land prices, and market unpredictability are all lining up to create what could be a perfect storm for Ontario grain farmers; and unlike our neighbours to the south [Read more]

Advocacy

Marketing campaigns

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

FARMERS ARE A passionate group – we may not always beat our chest or shout from the rooftops about the work we do, but we take great pride in the farms that we operate. And [Read more]

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

Field work

MAKING POLITICAL CONNECTIONS AT THE 2018 IPM

MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL Parliament of all stripes left the “Toronto bubble” (as Premier Doug Ford called it) to attend the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Pain Court in September. They offered their [Read more]

Advocacy

A new trade agreement

AGRICULTURAL COMMITMENTS

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO offers its congratulations to the Canadian government for having successfully negotiated Canada’s inclusion in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In particular, Grain Farmers of Ontario recognizes the hard work of Canadian [Read more]

Advocacy

IPM connections

FOCUSING ON OUR PRIORITIES

THE INTERNATIONAL PLOWING MATCH (IPM) is an Ontario tradition. Did you know that the legislature shuts down only one day of the year to allow all members to attend the IPM? Grain Farmers of Ontario [Read more]