Advocacy

Investing in farmers

LAWRENCE MACAULAY, MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD

An Ontario Grain Farmer Q&A (OGF) HOW WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT ENSURE THAT TRADE AGREEMENTS WILL ENCOMPASS REDUCING TARIFFS ON GRAINS AND GRAIN PRODUCTS AND OPENING MARKET ACCESS? (A.S.) Our farmers and their products can [Read more]

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A sustainable future

GRAIN FARMERS’ COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

LIKE ANY BUSINESS owners, grain farmers want to be profitable; but they are also stewards of their land — protecting the soil, water, and ecosystem that their farm needs today and for future generations. Grain [Read more]

Advocacy

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]

Advocacy

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]

Cropside

Cropside: Disease protection

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

REMEMBER DISEASE PROTECTION when selecting corn hybrids and soybean varieties this fall! I know “yield is king” but each year diseases play an important role in whether you meet your corn and soybean production targets. [Read more]

Features

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]

Features

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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Nutrient-rich foods

RESEARCHING WHOLE AND ENRICHED GRAINS

EVERY TWO YEARS the Canadian government surveys citizens on health — from general health and demographics, to mental health, to nutrition. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) has been active in one form or another [Read more]