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In high spirits

CRAFT DISTILLERy BOOM IN ONTARIO

FARMERS AND DISTILLERS have a long history in Ontario — as everyone knows, corn makes whisky. But more than just whisky is being produced by today’s Ontario craft distillers. From vodka, to gin and moonshine, [Read more]

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Ontario Corn Fed Beef

NEW EXPORT MARKETS DRIVE DEMAND

HOW DO YOU like your corn? Well-done, medium, or rare? That’s the question Asian consumers are answering as they enjoy Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB). New doors are opening for the export of this premium [Read more]

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Open market access

A CRUCIAL NEED FOR ONTARIO GRAIN

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS rely on various international markets to sell grain that isn’t used domestically. Trade agreements such as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) that will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Comprehensive [Read more]

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Maintaining markets

2019 OUTGOING PROGRAM TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

WITH INCREASES IN production occurring year over year and domestic markets becoming fairly saturated, international trade is becoming even more important for Ontario grains. If there is anything this past year has taught us though, [Read more]

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European journalists tour

A SUSTAINABLE FARMING SHOWCASE

ONTARIO GRAIN FARMERS use farming methods that ensure the economic, social, and environmental fundamentals of sustainable agriculture. It’s an important story to tell, particularly to those in key export markets where sustainability is tracked across [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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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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More energy than a cup of coffee

UTILIZING BIOMATERIALS

THERE’S A NEW kind of coffee mug that stores and releases more energy than a cup of caffeine, thanks to a soy-based biomaterial developed at Trent University. The mug — sold under the brand name [Read more]