Although insecticide products containing lambda-cyhalothrin, such as Matador and Silencer, are registered and will be available for sale in Ontario for the 2023 growing season, some producer groups are cautioning against use of the products due to possible end-use trouble. The updated label for April 2023 removes feed crops as an approved application, but as… Read More

Protecting grain crops from costly plant diseases and making crop production more resilient to climate change are two goals a new $2-million gift to the University of Guelph from Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). Announced at the close of the Ontario Agricultural Conference, the funding will support a new GFO professorship in field crop pathology… 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

Eastern Canadian farmers who paid millions of dollars more for fertilizer in 2022 due to sanctions on imports from Russia will not be getting a refund, as the Canadian government is forwarding $115 million in expected tariff revenues to repair the power grid in Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Agronomic Monday edition of RealAg Radio, with host Shaun Haney. We will hear from Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, discussing short vs long season hybrids; Horst Bohner, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, on how the application method and timing play in to… 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 Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) winner for the 2022 wheat competition topped 162 bushels per acre and achieved 87.97 per cent of potential yield potential. Coordinated by the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Michigan State University, Michigan Wheat Program, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and the University of Guelph the… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show we hear from Jeff Barlow, Ontario farmer and director for Grain Farmers of Ontario, on shipping issues through the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Dr. Samantha Yammine on navigating the infodemic and identifying misinformation when dealing with science. As well, don’t miss… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is looking for new research opportunities aimed at enhancing farmer profitability and competitiveness of the province’s grains sector. From now until Wednesday, July 13, 2022, GFO invites researchers or individuals to submit Research Letters of Intent (LOI) that align with the producer groups research priorities. “Innovation in farming is vitally important… Read More

Several organizations that represent grain farmers from across Canada are raising concerns about the federal government’s push to add environmental incentives or criteria to business risk management (BRM) programs, such as crop insurance, AgriStability, or AgriInvest. As part of the negotiations for Canada’s next five-year agricultural policy framework, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is urging… 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

The Canadian government is still looking at additional measures to reduce the impact of 35 per cent tariffs on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus, according to the federal agriculture minister. However, Marie-Claude Bibeau isn’t saying what those measures could be. Farm groups, including Grain Farmers of Ontario and Grain Growers of Quebec, have been calling… Read More

 

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