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A Nuffield experience

BRANDING GRAINS AS LOCAL

Nicole Mackellar is Grain Farmers of Ontario’s market development manager. She recently completed a Nuffield Canada Agriculture Scholarship which studied the possibilities for the branding of commodities that are further processed into ingredients. Here, she [Read more]

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An international dialogue

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OFFERS OILSEED INSIGHTS

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the world’s leading oilseed producing nations, the International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), had an air of uncertainty this year due to political talks of trade disruptions. Grain Farmers of Ontario chair [Read more]

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Netherlands’ soybean production

PART OF THEIR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

THE NEW AND nasty trade war upon us has nations taking another look at domestic food and feed production, with an eye towards import replacements. They wonder: can traditional suppliers still be trusted? Will volatile [Read more]

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An upward trend

CORN EXPORTS TO THE EU

CORN EXPORTS TO the European Union will reach 1.5 million tonnes in 2018. Experts attribute the increased demand to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, which abolished duties on [Read more]

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Mad Mexican

INVESTING IN ONTARIO GRAINS

WE DON’T TYPICALLY think of ethnic foods as being local. However, the use of local ingredients, including Ontario grains, is allowing food manufacturers to produce international staples here at home. Jose Hadad, owner of Mad [Read more]

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Selling Canadian soybeans in Asia

A SOY CANADA TRADE MISSION

DURING SOY CANADA’S trade mission to Japan and Taiwan earlier this year, buyers said they wanted a consistent supply of high-quality, non-genetically modified (non-GM) soybeans and they wanted to see Canadian industry marketers more often. [Read more]

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From glass to grain

HIRAM WALKER AND SONS' ONTARIO SUCCESS

SINCE SETTING UP shop on the banks of the Detroit River back in 1858, the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery has used locally-sourced Ontario grains as the backbone of their whiskies. It’s what they [Read more]

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A sweet market for crop residues

EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL CROP FARMERS

MAKING MORE MONEY on the same amount of land — it’s a mantra for today’s farmers, and one that’s increasingly relevant as land prices and production costs continue to rise. A Sarnia refining company is [Read more]

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Identifying locally grown

2017 NUFFIELD SCHOLAR UPDATE

NICOLE MACKELLAR IS the recipient of the 2017 Grain Farmers of Ontario sponsored Nuffield Scholarship. Mackellar, manager, market development for Grain Farmers of Ontario, is using the scholarship to study the possibilities for branding of [Read more]