Grain Farmers of Ontario extended office marketing hours

GUELPH, ON (June 13, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to announce the Wheat Marketing department has extended its hours of marketing, in lieu of the new trading hours established by the CME and other boards of trade.

As of May 21, 2012, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME)’s Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Agricultural Commodity products are available for electronic trading 21 hours a day and Grain Farmers of Ontario will extended our marketing hours to reflect this change.

Todd Austin, manager of marketing for Grain Farmers of Ontario is, “quite pleased to announce this opportunity to our members, which will provide more flexibility in the timing of pricing decisions. Instead of the traditional four hour window to call in for prices, farmers can now call almost 8 hours a day.”

Members can call the Grain Farmers of Ontario Marketing team from 8:45 am – 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time during the days markets are open.  Grain Farmers of Ontario’s marketing options are available during these times including forward contracting and basis contracting. Grain Farmers of Ontario also continues to provide pool options for members.

For information on your wheat marketing, please call 1-800-265-0550 or 519 767-6537. 

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

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.