Ontario Grain Farmer March 2024

19 ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER Brock Gignac, Langton, ON Michael Pasztor, Langton, ON Taylor deRyk , Dorchester, ON Jamie McCaffery, Wallacetown, ON Allen Taylor, St. Thomas, ON Ann Vermeersch, Tillsonburg, ON DISTRICT 6 (Brant, Haldimand, Hamilton, Niagara) Matt Beischlag, Jarvis, ON Susan Gowan, Jarvis, ON Jay McLellan, Brantford, ON Brad Nimijohn, Millgrove, ON Ian Turnbull, Canfield, ON Kevin Vanderspek, Cayuga, ON Gerry Veldhuizen, Lowbanks, ON DISTRICT 7 (Oxford, Waterloo) Kevin Armstrong, Woodstock, ON Ed Crawford, Bright , ON Julia Kimber, Elmira ON Wes Hart, Woodstock, ON Jeff Hunsberger, Baden, ON Gerard Pynenburg, Princeton, ON Derek Vanderspek, Tavistock, ON DISTRICT 8 (Huron) Lauren Benoit, London, ON Mike Colclough, Clinton, ON Adam Garniss, Wingham, ON Dan Hayden, Dungannon, ON Paul Hill, Varna, ON Jeff Klomps, Bayfield, ON Rebecca Miller, Wingham, ON Matt Underwood, Wingham, ON Margaret Vincent, Belgrave, ON Brad Pryce, Walton, ON Chris Hundt, Brucefield,ON DISTRICT 9 (Perth) Brian Barker, St. Marys ON Phil Dow, Staffa, ON Matt Drummond, Shakespeare Kyle Martin, Gowanstown, ON Maggie McDonnell, Gadshill, ON Kaye McLagan, Mitchell, ON Ron Van Der Burgt, Mitchell, ON DISTRICT 10 (Bruce, Grey, Wellington) Daniel Chiappetta, Guelph, ON Ben Claussen, Moorefield, ON Ian Dickison, Mildmay, ON Neil Driscoll, Moorefield, ON Ian Furlong, Proton Station, ON Shawn Helmuth, Moorefield, ON Bailey Holborn, Moorefield, ON Matt Jacobs, Ayton, ON Aaron Legge, Chesley, ON Brock Lowry, Ripley, ON Rob Lowry, Kincardine, ON Rob Luymes, Palmerston, ON Pete Schill, Palmerston, ON Ed Seifried, Harriston, ON Scott Timmings, Rockwood, ON Darcy Trinier, Palmerston, ON Henry Van Ankum, Alma, ON Don Walter, Mildmay, ON DISTRICT 11 (Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Simcoe, York) Aaron Curtis, East Garafraxa, ON Tom Dobson, King City, ON Steve Kell, Churchill, ON Ross Langman, Elmvale, ON Paul Maurice, Tiny, ON Ed Pridham, Stayner, ON David Ritchie, Midland, ON Charlie Tilt, Moffat ON Rob Wright, Midhurst, ON DISTRICT 12 (Durham, Hastings, Kawartha, Northumberland, Peterborough) Peter Archer, Campbellford Kristen Carberry, Campbellford Reuben De Jong, Roseneath, ON Travis Greydanus, Grafton, ON Joe Hickson, Lindsay, ON Dale Mountjoy, Uxbridge, ON Craig Rickard, Bowmanville DISTRICT 13 (Addington, Frontenac, Lanark, Prince Edward) Kelsey Banks, Kemptville, ON Andrew Dawson, Lanark, ON Jennifer Doelman, Douglas, ON Delores Foster, North Gower, ON Ross Hawkins, Elgin, ON Mike Maclean, Kingston Ian McGregor, Braeside, ON DISTRICT 14 (Dundas, Glengarry Prescott, Russell, Stormont) Andy Corput, Chesterville, ON Michel Dignard, Embrun, ON Mark Fraser, Maxville, ON Andrew Harbers, Newington, ON Alan Kruszel, Newington, ON Jan Roosendaal, Winchester, ON Brent Vanden Bosch, Chesterville, ON Jakob Vogel, Monkland, ON Kevin Winters, Finch, ON DISTRICT 15 (Northern Ontario) Matt Bowman, Thornloe, ON Timo Brielmann, Pinewood, ON Simon Clouthier, Earlton ON Terry Phillips, New Liskeard, ON Loren Runnalls, New Liskeard, ON Jason Seed, Earlton, ON Dennis Jibb, New Liskeard, ON Note: Delegate list is accurate as of publication. Check www.gfo.ca/About/ Districts/ for updates. MARKET COMMENTARY By Philip Shaw On January 12, the United States Department of Agriculture weighed in with their “final” estimates. U.S. corn production was set at a record 177.3 bushels per acre, which was well above the pre-report expectations. Total U.S. corn production is now estimated to be 15.34 billion bushels. Soybeans were also increased to 50.6 bushels per acre, putting total production at 4.17 billion bushels. Higher corn production translates into higher ending stocks, now at 2.162 billion bushels, up 31 million bushels from the December report. In Ontario, the Canadian dollar has dropped back to .7414 cents U.S. as of February 6, 2024. Cash prices are lower based on the big crop in the U.S. and down futures values. The Canadian dollar remains a stimulus for Ontario cash grain prices. • MARCH 2024