Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province. GrainTALK is our new way to communicate with our farmer-members about the news and issues that matter most.
GrainTALK Episode 89: Marty Vermey, Joanna Follings, Kevin Van Netten, Crosby Devitt
In this episode of GrainTALK, we feature the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network in a conversation with Marty Vermey, Grain Farmers of Ontario senior agronomist, Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Kevin Van Netten, a…
Market Trends Report – November & December 2021
US and World Harvest time is in the past tense for many people across the North American farm belt. As of Sunday November 7th 84%, of the American corn crop had been harvested, while 87% of US soybeans were harvested. Generally speaking, harvest…
GrainTALK Episode 88: Laura Ferrier, Ian McDonald, Alex Barrie
In this week’s podcast we discuss how the wet weather has impacted harvest and the damage that may have been caused by taking equipment into the fields in less than ideal conditions. Mitigation tips and long term strategies for building resilient soils are discussed.…
GrainTALK Episode 87: Ben Rosser, Albert Tenuta, Marty Vermey, Crosby Devitt
In this week’s podcast we highlight the results of the recently released DON survey and discuss what farmers need to know and do to mitigate DON in their fields. Albert Tenuta, field crop plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural…
Market Trends Report – October & November 2021
US and the World Combines are rolling across the greater North American corn belt. In the United States as of October 12th approximately 41% of corn harvest had been completed. At the same time about 49% of American soybean harvest had been completed…
GrainTALK Episode 86: Dana Dickerson, Brendan Byrne
Dana Dickerson, manager of market development at Grain Farmers of Ontario, discusses the Grains Innovation Fund call for proposals, other projects, and current issues affecting Ontario’s grain market. We also get an update from Brendan Byrne, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of…
Interesting & Informative
Very well produced. Interesting topics and opinions.
Informative content for Ontario grain farmers but you would think GFO could afford to invest in a quality microphone... the sound quality is amateurish.