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Grain Farmers of Ontario launches member survey

GUELPH, ON (November 1, 2011) – At Grain Farmers of Ontario we pride ourselves on our ongoing efforts to listen carefully to our member’s feedback. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of a member survey which will complement these efforts.

Featured both in our monthly publication Ontario Grain Farmer magazine and online, members can participate in a confidential, anonymous questionnaire about how Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine are doing.

We would like to know if we are meeting member expectations, focusing on the right things and providing farmers with the services their farm requires.

We recognize that farmers are busy and to say thank you to those taking the time to fill out the survey we are offering an exciting incentive.

Each person that fills out a survey will be entered into a draw for free coffee for a year!

One Grand Prize of coffee on us for 1 year in the form of a $500 Tim Horton's card.

Three prizes of $200 worth of coffee from Tim Horton's.

This survey is completely voluntary and anonymous.

Please contact GFO's Privacy Office at info@gfo.ca if you require additional information on privacy issues.

For more information and to take the survey online go to www.gfo.ca/coffeeonus or look inside the November issue of the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine for a mail-in copy.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

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Grain Market Commentary for July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT September 3.82  03 cents
Soybeans CBOT November 10.12  25 cents
Wheat CBOT September 5.03  32 cents
Wheat Minn. September 7.75  06 cents
Wheat Kansas September 5.00  44 cents
Chicago Oats September 2.93  11 cents
Canadian $ September 0.7950  1.00 points

Harvest 2017 prices as of the close, July 19 are as follows:
SWW @ $218.72/MT ($5.95/bu), HRW @ $218.72/MT ($5.95/bu),
HRS @ $289.01/MT ($7.87/bu), SRW @ $217.90/MT ($5.93/bu).

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Special Post June 30 USDA Market Trends Report

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

US and the World

It can be an explosive time in the grain markets. Across the greater US corn belt corn, soybeans and wheat are showing great variability as we head into July. Historically, the July 4th weekend has always served as a market flashpoint as crops start to develop quickly and summer weather makes its impact. The June 30th USDA planted acreage estimates and quarterly stocks report also impact the market at this critical time. In 2017, we are here again and once again the USDA did provide some surprises for market action.

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In their June 30th USDA report many market observers were musing that US soybean acres may overtake US corn acres planted. However, that was not the case as USDA predicted US corn planting at 90.89 million acres and US soybean planting coming in at 89.51 million acres. US corn acreage is down 3.11 million acres from last year. The US soybean acreage was approximately 440,000 acres below pre report estimates, but still 7% higher than last year. All wheat acreage came in at approximately 45.66 million acres, which was the lowest since the USDA began keeping records in 1919.

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