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Brazil’s case for sustainability

GLOBALLY, YOU CAN’T talk about soybeans and corn without talking about Brazil. Soybean exports from this vibrant South American country of 210 million people were virtually nothing 40 years ago. But now it’s the world’s [Read more]

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Assessing success

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE

IN MARCH, I had the opportunity to travel to Warsaw, Poland to attend the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform Community of Practice meeting. The SAI Platform is a major food and drink industry initiative which [Read more]

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New leadership

GRAIN GROWERS OF CANADA

IT’S BEEN A long time since she worked at Calgary’s River Café, but Erin Gowriluk thinks that her background there helps her as the new executive director of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). “Now [Read more]

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Genetically modified wheat?

BREAKTHROUGH DEVELOPMENT FOR CELIACS

ONE OF THE public’s long-time raps against genetically modified crops is that their main benefits have accrued to farmers, not consumers. But an international breakthrough in wheat breeding aimed at helping celiac disease sufferers could [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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Expanding E15 sales

U.S. CHANGING THE RULES

A CHANGE IN ethanol regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving the U.S. a step closer to making E15 blended fuels available year-round. The proposal, to lift the ban on E15 [Read more]

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Preserving the future of farming

A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO is committed to sustainability. As an organization, we view sustainability as the ability of our farmer-members to be economically viable, while not sacrificing their social and environmental responsibilities. The world population [Read more]

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The bio-economy

NEW VENTURES IN ONTARIO

THERE’S A WHOLE lot going on in Ontario’s bio-economy — and at the centre of much of it is Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a non-profit government-supported business accelerator. Since 2008, BIC has worked in the [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]