Grain Farmers of Ontario Unveils Creative Solutions to DON Crisis Ahead of Minister Meeting

This release was updated on November 16, 2018

Guelph, ON (November 15, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today will provide ideas for action at the industry meeting called by Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to address the high DON in corn crisis in Ontario. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Unveils Creative Solutions to DON Crisis Ahead of Minister Meeting”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for November 14, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.66 ↓ 06 cents
Soybeans CBOT January 8.83  03 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.04 ↓ 06 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.76 ↓ 05 cents
Wheat Kansas December 4.81 ↓ 20 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.89  02 cents
Canadian $ December .7655  0.20 points

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Market Trends Commentary for November-December 2018

US and World

It is a huge harvest coming off across the greater North American Corn Belt, but it is at a slow pace. The corn harvest is almost average, but in Iowa, Kansas Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota farmers are lagging behind the average by 5%. The soybean harvest in the United States is still behind about 6% below the average. Yes, combines have been rolling for quite some time now, but wet weather and now snow has stopped field activity cold in many parts of the Corn Belt. Needless to say, grain is piled up almost everywhere. Continue reading “Market Trends Commentary for November-December 2018”

An Open Letter to our Farmer-Members

We are facing one of the most severe outbreaks of DON in corn that we have ever seen, and some areas of the province are being hit especially hard. I understand the feeling of frustration that you, our farmer-members, have with this issue. You want to know that Grain Farmers of Ontario is at work on your behalf, and you want to know what we are doing. Continue reading “An Open Letter to our Farmer-Members”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for November 7, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.72 09 cents
Soybeans CBOT January 8.80 28 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.10 10 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.81 12 cents
Wheat Kansas December 5.02  09 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.87  11 cents
Canadian $ December .7634  0.30 points

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Provincial Government on Repeal of Cap and Trade and Requests Refunds for Farmers Taxed Unnecessarily

Guelph, ON (November 2, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, commends the Ontario provincial government for cancelling the current Cap and Trade system. In addition to that, Grain Farmers of Ontario is requesting that the provincial government issue refunds to farmers who paid into the program before the repeal. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Provincial Government on Repeal of Cap and Trade and Requests Refunds for Farmers Taxed Unnecessarily”

GrainTALK Episode 12: Jack Legg, Brenda Miller-Sanford, Markus Haerle

Guests: Jack Legg, Branch Manager, Agronomist, SGS Canada; Brenda Miller-Sanford, Manager, Administration, Grain Farmers of Ontario; Markus Haerle, Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario. Hosted by Rachel Telford and Laura Ferrier.

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Ontario Grain Market Commentary for October 31, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.63  05 cents
Soybeans CBOT January 8.52  11 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.00  00 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.69  09 cents
Wheat Kansas December 4.93  04 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.76  15 cents
Canadian $ December .7604  0.75 points

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