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

RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney is broadcasting from the Grow Canada Conference in Calgary, Alta. today, and we’re hearing about: Issues impacting agriculture, and organizing and collaborating in lobbying, with Mary Robinson of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture; Lobbying on behalf of the Canadian agricultural sector, with Pierre Petelle of CropLife Canada; A farmer panel with Ontario’s… Read More

As trade talks among several countries continue to rock the markets, the Ontario government is stepping up to help those that export food and agri-products to pursue new markets. The provincial government will begin accepting applications for its Market Access Initiative, a new cost-share funding initiative that’s open to all Ontario food and agri-product exporters…. Read More

Non-supply managed agriculture sectors are raising concerns over the recent federal announcement of compensation for the dairy sector. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Marie-Claude Bibeau announced last week that Canada’s 11,000 dairy producers will receive $1.75 billion over eight years, with $345 million being paid the first year as direct payments to dairy producers… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario is asking federal political parties to consider both domestic and international market challenges ahead of the expected fall election. Grain Farmers of Ontario represents 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. Grain farming in Ontario accounts for approximately 40,000 jobs in the province and contributes at least $9 billion in… Read More