Grain Farmers of Ontario will be implementing a new process for funding which now includes a new Letter of Intent (LOI) stage for the 2019 Call for Research Proposals. Continue reading “Notice of Changes to the 2019 Research Funding Process and Timeline”
Watch for an announcement of the next GrainTALK webinar, which will be held in June. Subscribe the Bottom Line, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s weekly e-newsletter, here. Continue reading “GrainTALK: Targeting Pest Management”
Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend two full-day marketing seminars on grain marketing: Intro to Futures & Options, as well as the more advanced Options & Technical Analysis.
Agricorp is notifying farmers that it has decided to extend the last day to plant soybeans and spring wheat in the Timiskaming and Thunder Bay districts. The planting deadline for soybeans and spring wheat is extended from May 31 to June 5, 2017.
The planting deadline is the last day that a crop can be planted and still qualify for Production Insurance.
If you have any questions, please contact Agricorp.
If you were not able to attend the 2017 March Classic, this week’s Inside Grain Farmers of Ontario can show you what you missed. Don’t miss the special behind the scenes footage if you’ve ever wondered how we get the tractors up to the second floor of the London Convention Centre.
Behind the scenes
GUELPH, ON (December 21, 2016) – The Organic Council of Ontario has received funding to conduct a sector-wide assessment of barriers to growing the Ontario organic sector. As part of this assessment, they are reaching out to producers across the province to gather insight on their opinions and attitudes towards ‘organic’.
This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Upon completion, your name will be entered into a raffle draw to win a prize.
Ontario boasts over $1 billion in sales of organic foods and yet only 2% of all agriculture in the province is organic. Why is the organic sector in Ontario growing so slowly in relation to demand? How can government and the industry help Ontario businesses capture this growth opportunity?
Help guide the future of organics in Ontario. Take OCO’s survey by January 28th for a chance to win.
Non-organic producers can take the survey here.
There is a separate survey for non-organic processors and handlers, which can be found here.
GUELPH, ON (December 16, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO Barry Senft is featured in an upcoming issue of Advantage magazine.
GUELPH, ON (December 2, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is seeking participants for a three-year study on the economic impact of new regulations for neonicotinoid seed treatments in Ontario. The study will be conducted by the advisory firm BDO.
On July 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements for the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds came into effect in Ontario and will be phased in over a period of time. In denying Grain Farmers of Ontario’s request for appeal, the Ontario Superior Court acknowledged that the new regulations would create financial hardship for grain farmers and produce a detrimental economic impact for Ontario’s agricultural economy.
This study will assess the economic impact of the new seed treatment regulations by surveying Ontario grain farmers over three years. The survey of farmers will be the primary method of data collection. Engaging a significant number of participants is essential to secure the information needed to assess the impact of the new regulations on Ontario’s agricultural economy.
Participants must be soybean or corn farmers in Ontario. For the purposes of this survey, a calendar year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. In addition to this survey, participants agree to complete a similar survey on their farming practices, production, and costs at the end of each growing season in 2017 and 2018. Participants may be contacted if their responses are incomplete or require clarification. Take the questionnaire now.
GUELPH, ON (November 30, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend a full-day marketing seminar during the months of January and February. There will be two seminars offered: one will be a combined introductory futures and options seminar and the second one will focus on technical analysis.
Registration is now closed
Seminars will be led by Marty Hibbs, grain merchandiser with Grain Farmers of Ontario. Hibbs is a 25 year veteran futures trader, analyst, and portfolio manager. He was a regular guest analyst on BNN for four years and is currently authoring the Market Side education series on futures trading basics in the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine.
Futures & Options: learn to incorporate options into your marketing strategies
|January 4, 2017||Guelph ON|
|January 24, 2017||Barrie ON|
Technical Analysis: learn to trade the markets using charts and historical data
|January 18, 2017||New Liskeard ON|
|January 31, 2017||Chatham ON|
|February 1, 2017||Stratford ON|
|February 2, 2017||London ON|
|February 7, 2017||Brantford ON|
|February 15, 2017||Cornwall ON|
|February 16, 2017||Belleville ON|
Please note that the dates and locations are tentative and could change. Venue and start time details will be provided through an email with your registration confirmation.
GUELPH, ON (November 2, 2016) – Soybean producers are reminded about the need to confirm drying charges which are now calculated under the Agreement for Marketing the Ontario Soybean Crop made under the Farm Products Marketing Act (O.Reg 485/09).
Soybean drying charges are no longer tied to the price of soybeans. Cleaning and handling charges, as well as soybean drying charges/moisture discounts, are agreed upon by the dealer and the producer through competitive market forces, similar to the corn and wheat markets.
Producers should confirm all terms and conditions with their buyer before making their deliveries.