Grain farmers from Ontario to the Maritimes want the Canadian government to respond to American farm subsidies the same way the government has defended Canadian interests against aluminum and steel tariffs. The Atlantic Grains Council, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Producteurs de grains du Québec have launched a joint campaign to raise awareness of the… Read More

Ontario’s Grains Innovation Fund is open for applications. The fund, administered by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, supports retail and industry projects that develop novel, value-added uses or promote new markets for Ontario grains. Individuals, organizations, or companies can qualify for up to 60 per cent of the cost of the project — up to… Read More

What works for animal production sectors won’t necessarily work for the grain sector, says the chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), referring to the Canadian Pork Council’s latest request for changes to business risk management (BRM) programs, specifically AgriStability. While farm groups across the country have been pushing for BRM reform for years, GFO’s… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has named Paul Hoekstra as vice president of strategic development. Hoekstra will oversee the development of strategic programs that support farmer-members, their business growth, and the reputation of Grain Farmers of Ontario on a global scale, the organization says. This role is responsible for development of new and existing markets, research,… Read More

The Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) have released a second video outlining the organization’s displeasure with the Trudeau government’s agricultural policy in comparison to the United States. The video titled “Does Justin Trudeau want Canadians to rely on the United States for our food supply?” is 30 seconds in length and focuses on the ad… Read More

Markus Haerle, chair of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, says the producer group’s recent social media and radio campaign is aimed at getting the federal government’s attention and at pushing Ottawa to quit stalling on making improvements to business risk management tools, so that these programs can address shortfalls and challenges in the industry. Reaction… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to our mid-week edition of RealAg Radio! We’ve got a great line-up for you on today’s show. You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Dr. Jason Lusk of Purdue University, with a part of his conversation with host Shaun Haney on yesterday’s RealAg LIVE!… Read More

The federal government has released its second round of support aimed specifically at the agriculture industry, and reaction to the $252 million (split between three initiatives) has been swift and consistent: it’s not enough. Below is industry reaction from several commodity organizations, including those to whom a portion of the targeted funds will flow. The… Read More

Beef Farmers of Ontario, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Veal Farmers of Ontario, and the Ontario Sheep Farmers are collectively asking Ontario’s Premier and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to immediately move to fully fund the Ontario Risk Management Program (RMP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing over 50,000 Ontario farmers, the groups say… Read More

As of now, there haven’t been any ethanol plants closed in Ontario, but there are reports that many plants are dialing back production amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What does that mean for overall corn demand and, of course, price? Crosby Devitt, the new CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario, says that as of right now,… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has named Crosby Devitt to serve as chief executive officer as of April 1, 2020. Devitt will replace retiring CEO, Barry Senft. Ontario’s largest commodity organization, representing 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, says Devitt was the successful candidate following a five-month CEO search. “The CEO search brought forward… Read More

 

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