Register for 2018 Grain Marketing Seminars now

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.

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Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

Planting deadline extended for soybeans and spring wheat in Timiskaming and Thunder Bay districts

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.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

March Classic 2017: Leading Through Change

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.

Episode 38

Behind the scenes

 

Contact:

Meghan Burke, Communications – 519 767-2773; mburke@gfo.ca

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

Organic Council of Ontario asking farmers for input

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.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

No Grain, No Gain: Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO Barry Senft Featured in Advantage Magazine

GUELPH, ON (December 16, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario CEO Barry Senft is featured in an upcoming issue of Advantage magazine.

 

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

Seed Treatment Regulations Economic Impact Assessment: Year 1 Questionnaire

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.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

Register for 2017 Grain Marketing Seminars

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

Date Location
January 4, 2017 Guelph ON
January 24, 2017 Barrie ON

Technical Analysis: learn to trade the markets using charts and historical data

Date Location
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

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted. To reserve a seat, call Marty Hibbs:  1-800-265-0550; email: mhibbs@gfo.ca; or fill out the form here.

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.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

Reminder About Soybean Drying Charges

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.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

2016 Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop and Technical Bulletins

GUELPH, ON (October 28, 2016) – OntarioWheat Technical Bulletins are now available. For more information, visit the Ontario Wheat Quality page.

Ontario wheat producers have the experience and a history of innovation in wheat production to meet the quality demands of the international marketplace. Our producers have been growing export quality wheat for over fifty years. Ontario hard red winter wheat’s flour yield, lower ash content and medium strength protein numbers ensure a high performing wheat for flat breads, noodles, pizza dough and other specialty products.

Ontario wheat is graded by International grade standards. These standards ensure our shipments of grain will consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity.

Situated between the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River Basin, Ontario’s temperature climate and fertile soils are key components to producing top quality hard red winter wheat.

Ontario’s varied geography and size results in diversified wheat production — from soft wheat in the southwest to hard wheat in the east. Other key advantages to Ontario wheat include our proximity to a strong transportation infrastructure of highways, rail lines and river access to ocean ports and our ample supply of energy sources.

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.

2017 District Meeting Schedule Now Available

GUELPH, ON (October 20, 2016) – The 2017 District Meeting schedule is now available. Meetings will be held across the province from January 6 through January 20, 2017. For more information and the full schedule, visit the District Meetings page.

Date Time District Location Map
06/01/2017 9:00am 1 St. John’s Parish Hall, County Road 46, Woodslee ON
17/01/2017 3:00pm 2 Country View Golf Course, 25393 St. Clair Road, Dover Centre ON
17/01/2017 4:00pm 3 Wyoming Fair Building, 595 Main Street, Wyoming, ON
16/01/2017 9:00am 4 Coldstream Community Centre,10227 Ilderton Road, Ilderton ON
18/01/2017 9:30am 5 Malahide Community Place, 12105 Whittaker Road, Springfield, ON
10/01/2017 9:30am 6 Kinsmen Hall, Caledonia Fairgrounds, 151 Caithness Street E, Caledonia ON
16/01/2017 9:30am 7 Sally Creek Golf and Bistro, 190 Fairway Road, Woodstock ON
12/01/2017 9:30am 8 Holmesville Community Centre, Community Centre Rd, Holmesville ON
11/01/2017 9:30am 9 Mitchell Golf and Country Club, 81 Frances Street, Mitchell, ON
20/01/2017 9:30am 10 Clifford Community Hall, 2 William Street, Clifford ON
09/01/2017 10:30am 11 St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge Street South, Elmvale, ON
10/01/2017 10:00am 12 The Best Western Plus, 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg, ON
11/01/2017 10:00am 13 The Elgin Lions Club, 19 Pineview Drive, Elgin ON
12/01/2017 9:30am 14 North Stormont Place, 16299 Fairview Drive, Avonmore ON
19/01/2017 9:30am 15 Earlton Arena, upstairs, Earlton, Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, 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.