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Grain Farmers of Ontario lowers license fees

GUELPH, ON (June 28, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce that license fees will be lowered for the 2012 crop year.

“Despite the planting challenges that were faced in the spring, 2011 was a good crop year,” says CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario Barry Senft.  “As a result the fee revenues from the 2011 crops exceeded our expectations.  This, along with the strong beginning to our 2012 crop year, has provided us the opportunity to further lower license fees for our members.”

Beginning July 1, 2012 the license fees paid for corn, soybeans and direct marketed wheat are as follows:

Corn $0.42/mT
Soybeans $1.42/mT
Wheat $0.79/mT

*includes GFP Premium

For further details on license fees please visit www.gfo.ca/marketing/dealers.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

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.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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