Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Canadian Government on Successful USMCA Trade Agreement

GUELPH, ON (October 1, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, today offers its congratulations to the Canadian government for having successfully negotiated Canada’s inclusion in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In particular, Grain Farmers of Ontario recognizes the hard work of Canadian negotiators, led by Minister Freeland, and the overall leadership of Prime Minister Trudeau. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Canadian Government on Successful USMCA Trade Agreement”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for September 26, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.63  15 cents
Soybeans CBOT November 8.50  20 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.17  05 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.77  09 cents
Wheat Kansas December 5.21  05 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.58 09 cents
Canadian $ December .7706  0.45 points

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Grains Innovation Fund Now Accepting Applications

GUELPH, ON (September 24, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers is now accepting applications for the 2019 Grains Innovation Fund. The Grains Innovation Fund supports the development of new and expanded products and processes using Ontario grain crops or crop residues. Continue reading “Grains Innovation Fund Now Accepting Applications”

Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates the Canadian Government on CETA Anniversary

CETA Celebrates One-Year of Ratification and Success

GUELPH, ON (September 21, 2018) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, offers congratulations to the Canadian government on the success of the first year of the CETA trade agreement. Continue reading “Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates the Canadian Government on CETA Anniversary”

Market Trends Report for September-October 2018

US and World

It is that time of year when combines are rolling. Across the great North American corn belt harvest is in full swing especially in the southern portions of the American Midwest. The US crop has had huge potential all year with successive USDA reports increasing yields. The actual litmus test is when combines hit the fields with anecdotal yield accounts. This will surely show up in future USDA reports. Continue reading “Market Trends Report for September-October 2018”

Ontario Grain Market Commentary for September 5, 2018

Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT December 3.65  08 cents
Soybeans CBOT November 8.38  01 cents
Wheat CBOT December 5.22 20 cents
Wheat Minn. December 5.49 02 cents
Wheat Kansas December 5.80 11 cents
Chicago Oats December 2.46 07 cents
Canadian $ December .7598 1.50 points

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Andrew David Schouten, January 20, 1986 – September 2, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario offers its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Andrew Schouten, who passed away on September 2, 2018 at the age of 32. Andrew was a delegate for District 13 and had taken on the role of Treasurer this year for the District. His loss will be felt throughout the Ontario farming community.

Please read Andrew’s obituary here: Andrew David Schouten, January 20, 1986 – September 2, 2018.