Advocacy

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]

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Rural priorities

JOHN VANTHOF, NDP DEPUTY LEADER AND AG CRITIC

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU FOCUSING ON TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RURAL ONTARIO, AND SPECIFICALLY FARMERS? (J.V.) Infrastructure in rural Ontario. Modern farms need as much technology as businesses [Read more]

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Political action

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

NOW THAT THE dust has settled from the provincial election this spring, it’s time to look ahead to the next federal election which is just about a year away. The cabinet of Ontario’s newly elected [Read more]

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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]

Advocacy

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]

Government Relations

New U.S. Farm Bill

ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED

AS THE U.S. Congress went into recess for the month of August, the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed a 2018 farm bill, but the versions differed on key provisions and will [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]