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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.

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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 73: Kevin Armstrong, Brendan Byrne

    GrainTALK Episode 73: Kevin Armstrong, Brendan Byrne

    Kevin Armstrong, director of District 7 (Waterloo, Oxford), discusses Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Health and Wellness Committee as well as some of the initiatives that our organization offers for dealing with mental health. We also get an update from Brendan Byrne, chair of Grain…

    • 31 min
    Special Edition – Market Trends – USDA Report March 31, 2021

    Special Edition – Market Trends – USDA Report March 31, 2021

    US and the World      Time is wearing on.  The March 31st USDA report always serves as a quasi-semi-official start of the new crop year.  With planters already rolling in some parts of the southern US Corn belt farmers are busy preparing for spring. …

    • 12 min
    GrainTALK Episode 72: Brianne Curtis, Crosby Devitt

    GrainTALK Episode 72: Brianne Curtis, Crosby Devitt

    Brianne Curtis, Grain Farmers of Ontario communications coordinator, discusses the success and challenges of this year’s virtual March Classic. We also get an update from CEO Crosby Devitt. Hosted by: Rachel Telford and Paige Miller

    • 33 min
    GrainTALK Episode 71: Marty Vermey, Laura Ferrier, Brendan Byrne

    GrainTALK Episode 71: Marty Vermey, Laura Ferrier, Brendan Byrne

    Grain Farmers of Ontario’s agronomy team, Laura Ferrier and Marty Vermey, discuss planting preparation, farm safety, and cover crop feedback. We also get an update from Brendan Byrne, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors. Hosted by: Rachel Telford and Paige Miller.

    • 30 min
    Market Trends Report – March & April 2021

    Market Trends Report – March & April 2021

    US and the World      It beginning to smell like spring again.  Although we might be a few days away from that, the land is starting to buzz with activity especially in the southern portions of the great North American farm belt.  It is…

    • 12 min
    GrainTALK Episode 70: Brendan Byrne, Crosby Devitt

    GrainTALK Episode 70: Brendan Byrne, Crosby Devitt

    Brendan Byrne, the new chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors, discusses his first few weeks, his plans for his term as chair, and important issues affecting grain farmers today. We also get an update from Crosby Devitt, CEO of Grain Farmers…

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

oakleyn ,

Interesting & Informative

Very well produced. Interesting topics and opinions.

OkieDonkie ,

Informative

Informative content for Ontario grain farmers but you would think GFO could afford to invest in a quality microphone... the sound quality is amateurish.

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