Geopolitics, interest rates, currency fluctuations, market demand and the weather — there’s much for farmers to consider when making business decisions in a volatile market. Meteorologist and market analyst Shawn Hackett says it’s important for farmers to have a good understanding of all the factors that can impact prices to build effective marketing strategy. At… Read More

Ontario farmers looking for the latest performance and variety data for corn, soybeans, cereals, and beans may now visit just one site — GoCrops.ca — to compare and contrast different offerings. A complete revamp and modernization of the four legacy sites of GoCorn.net, GoCereals.ca, GoBeans.ca and GoSoy.ca is the result of the collaborative effort between… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario, which represents Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, has elected Jeff Harrison as its new chair. Jeff Harrison is the director for District 12 (Durham, Northumberland, Kawartha, Peterborough, Hastings) and has served on the board since 2016. He farms with his family in Quinte West. “I am deeply… Read More

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

It’s Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by RealAgriculture’s in-house agronomist, Peter Johnson, to discuss the upcoming Agritechnica show, deep tillage to break compaction, soybean quality concern, a DON update, and MUCH more! We will also hear from Marty Vermey with Grain Farmers of Ontario on the Great… Read More

Hitting a whopping 173.4 bushels, Jeff Cook of London, Ont., achieved the highest wheat yield in the 2023 Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) competition. Winning the highest per cent of yield potential was Mark Davis, of Napanee, Ont., with an achievement of 117.6 per cent of potential yield. Overall, Great Lakes YEN participants increased… 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

The public outreach campaign from Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-week science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-program based curriculum for Grade 3 Ontario classrooms. Through Good in Every Grain, teachers can access “Farming STEMterprise,” a free teaching resource based on Ontario grain farming in coordination with the Ontario elementary school curriculum. The weekly… Read More

There’s plenty of uncertainty in 2023 grain markets. The potential for big corn and soybean acres combined with weak economic performance could push prices lower as the year unfolds. But there’s still plenty of profit opportunity, says AgMarket.Net co-founder Jim McCormick. He shared his take on the markets while participating in a market panel at… Read More

 

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