Advocacy

Political attention

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

AT PRESS TIME the results of the October federal election weren’t known. But regardless of who is governing our country, it is important for our leaders to understand the importance of Canadian agriculture and the [Read more]

Advocacy

The great divide

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has caused a rift within the agriculture community. In August, a compensation package was announced for dairy farmers that provided them with a subsidy to counter the negative market effects of the [Read more]

Advocacy

Lessons learned

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

IT’S BEEN ALMOST a year since we entered one of the most challenging corn harvests in recent memory. As we prepare for harvest 2019, the issue of another DON outbreak in corn is utmost in [Read more]

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]