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Grain Farmers of Ontario denied appeal

Apr 20 2016
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GUELPH, ON (April 20, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is extremely disappointed by the decision of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, released today, which denies the request for appeal on the dismissal of the case surrounding the Ontario government’s seed treatment regulations.

Request for appeal on seed treatment regulations heard

Mar 09 2016
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GUELPH, ON (March 9, 2016) – A panel of judges has reserved their decision on the Grain Farmers of Ontario’s request for appeal on the dismissal of the case surrounding the Ontario government’s seed treatment regulations.

Appeal hearing on March 9, 2016

Mar 09 2016
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TORONTO, ON (March 9, 2016) - Well over a hundred Ontario grain farmers from across the province are gathering today at the Ontario Court of Appeals in Toronto.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is appealing the dismissal of their case surrounding the province's new seed treatment regulations. Neonicotinoid-treated seeds are an important tool for modern grain farmers.

You can learn more about the appeal and Ontario farmers' use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds on the Protecting Pollinators page.


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Use of Manipulator on the 2016 Ontario Wheat Crop

Feb 19 2016
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Joint statement from Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Agri Business Association

GUELPH, ON (February 19, 2016) - Over the past several weeks, Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA) have been involved in a broad industry discussion regarding the serious implications of using Manipulator™ (chlormequat chloride) as a growth regulator on the 2016 Ontario wheat crop. With particular emphasis on the fact that Manipulator™ has not yet received approval for use in the United States, OABA and Grain Farmers of Ontario have liaised with Ontario flour millers, wheat exporters, and Engage Agro (the Canadian distributor for Manipulator™) to discuss the implications of using this product on the 2016 Ontario wheat crop.

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