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Annual district meetings in progress

Grain Farmers of Ontario will be holding Annual District Grain Committee Meetings during the month of January. These meetings are called to receive reports, elect the District delegates, alternates, and directors, and conduct other business as may properly come before the annual meeting. All barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers are encouraged to attend their local meeting.

The schedule of district meetings is here.

Ontario wheat quality scoop indicates protein levels up in 2013

GUELPH, ON (October 16, 2013) – The Results of the 2013 Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop Program are now available.

A joint effort between the Canadian Grain Commission and Grain Farmers of Ontario, with the cooperation of grain companies, the Quality Scoop Program provides wheat quality information to Ontario wheat producers, marketers and processors.

“The Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop Program provides timely and accurate information to the wheat industry within the province, and also to our global buyers, “says Todd Austin, Marketing Manager at Grain Farmers. “Ontario millers, bakers and food manufacturers rely on this information as a guide to the end use performance and functionality of the year’s crop.”

Representative samples are collected across the province as soon as the first wheat deliveries arrive at elevators and terminals. The samples are sent to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory where they are combined by region, class and grade and are analyzed for parameters that reflect end-use quality and performance.

While Fusarium challenges were seen across the province, wheat graded 2 or higher saw exceptional quality results. Average protein levels for CESRW, CESWW and CEHRW were up almost a full percentage from 2012 averaging 9.5%, 9.9% and 11.1%. Falling numbers also remained strong across each class averaging 360 for CESRW, 370 for CESWW and 330 for CEHRW.

“These results are a direct indication of the work that farmers are doing on selecting varieties and management techniques that maximize quality and functionality” says Austin “Even in a year with as much variability as we had we still produced high quality wheat.”

 For the full 2013 report please visit http://www.gfo.ca/Production/QualityScoops

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.

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

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Grain Market Commentary for January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT March 3.53  04 cents
Soybeans CBOT March 9.69  15 cents
Wheat CBOT March 4.21  13 cents
Wheat Minn. March 6.12  22 cents
Wheat Kansas March 4.27  13 cents
Chicago Oats March 2.54  09 cents
Canadian $ March 0.8060  0.80 points

Cash Grain prices as of the close, January 17, are as follows: SWW @ $176.58/MT ($4.81/bu), HRW @ $181.14/MT ($4.93/bu), HRS @ $231.22/MT ($6.29/bu), SRW @ $176.58/MT ($4.81/bu).

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Monday, January 15, 2018

US and World

Winter weather blows across North American farm country as another year has gone and we greet 2018. The 2017 growing season was very uneven across North America, but memories of that are fading. Grain prices have suffered under the specter of big crop numbers that have been projected by both the USDA and private analysts throughout 2017. The January USDA report is always the final report on the crop year that past. On January 12th the USDA released a plethora of crop numbers, which will define the grain marketplace for the coming year.

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On January 12th, the USDA increased 2017 US corn production to 14.6 billion bushels, on a harvested acreage of 82.7 million acres. The average yield was increased to 176.6 bushels per acre, which was 2 bushels above the 2016/17 crop. 2017/18 corn ending stocks were raised to 2.48 billion bushels. Total corn usage was actually reduced to 14.470 billion bushels, down from 14.485 last month. US exports are down and US ethanol corn usage was down from December. Corn stored on December 1 was 12.516 billion bushels, which was above trade expectations.

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