Grain Farmers of Ontario has named Paul Hoekstra as vice president of strategic development. Hoekstra will oversee the development of strategic programs that support farmer-members, their business growth, and the reputation of Grain Farmers of Ontario on a global scale, the organization says. This role is responsible for development of new and existing markets, research,… Read More

Markus Haerle, chair of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, says the producer group’s recent social media and radio campaign is aimed at getting the federal government’s attention and at pushing Ottawa to quit stalling on making improvements to business risk management tools, so that these programs can address shortfalls and challenges in the industry. Reaction… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has named Crosby Devitt to serve as chief executive officer as of April 1, 2020. Devitt will replace retiring CEO, Barry Senft. Ontario’s largest commodity organization, representing 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, says Devitt was the successful candidate following a five-month CEO search. “The CEO search brought forward… Read More

Got a great grain idea? Grain Farmers of Ontario is now accepting applications for the 2019 Grains Innovation Fund. The fund supports the development of new and expanded products and processes using Ontario grain crops or crop residues. Originally launched in 2010, the fund has supported 40 projects to date with over $1 million in funding, says Grain… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario is heading back to court to fight another round in its court battle to contest the province’s new seed treatment regulations. GFO will be in court on March 9th. “We are pleased that the Ontario Court of Appeal has agreed to hear our case and to move quickly on the issue,” GFO… Read More

 

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