Grain farming in Ontario has a significant and growing economic impact in the province and across the country. That’s the conclusion of a recent study from business accounting firm MNP prepared for the Grain Farmers of Ontario. The study, titled: Economic Impact Analysis of Grain Farming in Ontario, found that the industry created $27 billion… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition on RealAg Radio, brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada! On this week’s Farmer Rapid Fire, host Lyndsey Smith checks in with: Brendan Byrne of Essex, Ont; Dan Petker of Norfolk, Ont; Wilco van Meijl of Rapid, City, Man; and, Gerry Hertz of Edenwold, Sask. Plus, we… Read More

Unlike some other North American ports, the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping corridor is seasonal, and the labour dispute holding up product movement is putting serious stress on Ontario’s agriculture sector during the harvest period. An estimated $20 million per day of grain isn’t moving through the St. Lawrence Seaway after members of UNIFOR went on… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show, guest host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Tyler McCann of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), and Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture to discuss Episode 2 of the Ag Policy Connection podcast focused on CETA. We will also hear from Neil Townsend,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Brendan Byrne, of Essex, Ont.; Emery Huszka, of Lambton, Ont.; Wilco Van Meijl, of Rapid City, Man.; and Kris Mayerle, of Tisdale, Sask. Don’t miss the spotlight interview with Jordan Wolkowski, with FMC Canada, on Intruvix…. Read More

On the heels of the federal government announcing fertilizer tariff funds would be sent to Ukraine to rebuild the power grid there, Grain Farmers of Ontario has released a report outlining the need for unfettered fertilizer access. Entitled “Farmers Need Fertilizer,” the report was authored by Josh Linville, vice president fertilizer with StoneX. It outlines… Read More

Farmers in eastern Canada paid millions of dollars more for fertilizer beginning in early 2022 as a result of the federal tariff levied against fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, and now farmers want that money back. Finance Canada says the federal government collected approximately $34.1 million in tariff income on fertilizer imported into Canada from… Read More

The Ontario Agriculture Sustainability Coalition (OASC) has released a new study that looked at the impact of the province’s risk management program (RMP and self-directed risk management program (SDRM) have on Ontario farms, farm production, and the Ontario economy. OASC is comprised of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, Grain… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Brendan Byrne of Essex, Ont.; Rob Somerville of Endiang, Alta.; Aaron Hargreaves of Brandon, Man.; and Mark Huston of Chatham-Kent, Ont. Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Shaun Haney via… Read More

The Ontario provincial election is set for June 2. Where do the parties stand on agriculture issues and the challenges facing farmers and the agribusiness sector? Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) has teamed up with RealAgriculture to help you understand the commitments the parties are making to farmers as voting day draws near. On this… Read More

 

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