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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]

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Market uncertainty

U.S. - CHINA SOYBEAN TRADE

AS U.S. TRADE policy has grown increasingly combative, concern has grown about the export outlook for a number of commodities, especially soybeans. Economists at the University of Illinois tracking the escalation have also tracked a [Read more]

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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]

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Understanding tax changes

KEY NOTES FOR INCORPORATED BUSINESSES

TAXATION IS COMPLEX at the best of times. But recent changes to the taxation of incorporated businesses, which includes many farms, has made it even more complicated. In July last year, the federal government released [Read more]

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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]

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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]

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Political change

VOTER ENGAGEMENT IN THE 2018 PROVINCIAL ELECTION

CHANGES IN OUR society, how we see ourselves in the world, and the expectations we have for the future will all play a role in the outcome of the 2018 provincial election. “This is an [Read more]

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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]

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Trade talk

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

I WAS PLEASED to see great attendance at our January District Meetings this year. It showed that our farmer-members have a significant interest in our organization, the work we are doing on their behalf, and [Read more]

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Making investments

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

ADVANCEMENTS IN CROP management and new seed varieties have helped farmers increase their yields in recent years. We are now growing more grain on less land than ever before. That’s a positive for our industry [Read more]