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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]

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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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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 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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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]