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Artificial intelligence

USING TECHNOLOGY TO HELP WITH SCOUTING

EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE from an early age and stressing the importance and need for careers in agriculture has been a theme within the industry for years. Both ring true — educating young people in agriculture [Read more]

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Charging up

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRACTORS

“IMAGINE A FARM where electric agricultural vehicles, some autonomous, some conventional, are connected to charging points in large solar PV equipped ‘carport-style’ machinery sheds, earning additional income from so-called ‘vehicle-to-grid’ network balancing services while they [Read more]

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A new Bayer

HIGHER EXPECTATIONS AFTER MONSANTO ACQUISITION

CLIMATE CHANGE, AND its effect on farming, troubles many producers and others in the agri-food system. Individuals can make management decisions so their own farms are more environmentally friendly, but sometimes there’s a feeling of [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

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]

Advocacy

Strengthening relationships

ANDREW SCHEER, LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

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Investing in farmers

LAWRENCE MACAULAY, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

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Helping farmers grow

ERNIE HARDEMAN, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES IMPACTING THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR THAT YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED? (E.H.) The global opportunity for Ontario agriculture and food is enormous. We are one of the [Read more]

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Open for business

DOUG FORD, PREMIER OF ONTARIO

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU FOCUSING ON TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RURAL ONTARIO, AND SPECIFICALLY FARMERS? (D.F.) The Ontario PCs are proud to have MPPs from across rural Ontario [Read more]