Many Ontario farmers would have heard about Yield Enhancement Networks (YEN) for the first time about two years ago at the Southwest Agricultural Conference. ADAS, an independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy services in the U.K., formed the first YEN back in 2012, with the goal of setting up collaboration between industry partners, agronomists, and… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario. The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers,  sustainability initiatives… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) will contribute $200,000 to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus for its new Crop Research and Innovation Centre. The Crop Research and Innovation Centre will be a key resource for future research innovations in crop production, management, sustainability, and more, says GFO. “Our farmer-members have always recognized the importance of… Read More

A cross-border initiative between the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), Michigan State University, Michigan Wheat Program, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and the University of Guelph will see the creation of a Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) for wheat growers. Announced June 9, the Great Lakes YEN is part… Read More

Good in Every Grain, the public-facing educational campaign from Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), is rolling out a new multi-year, multi-stage campaign to connect Ontarians through food stories. What’s Your Food Story aims to use food in “celebration, tradition, shared experience, healing, and more” to connect everyone in Ontario regardless of age and culture, GFO says…. Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to advance Ontario innovation in the agri-food industry. The MOU means the organizations will collaborate on information sharing, finding solutions to critical grain industry problems, and impact assessment and viability analysis of new innovations,… Read More

Several farm industry groups are voicing their displeasure of the government’s announcement last week to ramp up the carbon tax over the next 10 years. The Grain Farmers of Ontario say they are “infuriated” by the plan and call it a “continued campaign to tax food production for Canadians.” Previously, the federal government had denied… Read More

 

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