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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 84: Brendan Byrne, Mel Reekie, Dean Anderson

    GrainTALK Episode 84: Brendan Byrne, Mel Reekie, Dean Anderson

    Grain Farmers of Ontario held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 14. Brendan Byrne, chair of the Board of Directors, and Mel Reekie, manager of Member Relations, discuss highlights from the meeting and look ahead to upcoming farmer-member events. We also talk HR…

    Market Trends Report – September & October 2021

    Market Trends Report – September & October 2021

    US and the World We are here.  It is early, but crops are being harvested across the great North American corn belt.  Weather is always the determinate of crop development and as harvest ramps up, we’ll surely get a picture of crop yields unvarnished…

    • 12 min
    GrainTALK Episode 83: Jim Hitchcock, Crosby Devitt

    GrainTALK Episode 83: Jim Hitchcock, Crosby Devitt

    Jim Hitchcock from Zehr Insurance talks about important farm coverage and how to figure out what type of policy you need for your business. We also get an update from Crosby Devitt, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario. Hosted by Rachel Telford and Paige…

    • 25 min
    GrainTALK Episode 82: Justin Shepherd, Brendan Byrne, Sarah Plater Findlay

    GrainTALK Episode 82: Justin Shepherd, Brendan Byrne, Sarah Plater Findlay

    Justin Shepherd, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s market development coordinator, explains the Wheat Harvest Quality Survey. We get an update from Brendan Byrne, chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors. Sarah Plater Findlay, HR Consultant, provides resources for farm employers to ensure safety…

    • 30 min
    Market Trends Report – August & September 2021

    Market Trends Report – August & September 2021

    US and the World      Late summer is a time of accounting for many farmers in Ontario and across the greater North American corn belt.  Weather is always a defining issue at this time of year with much of it in the past tense…

    • 12 min
    GrainTALK Episode 81: Marty Vermey, Joanna Follings, Matt Beischlag, Crosby Devitt

    GrainTALK Episode 81: Marty Vermey, Joanna Follings, Matt Beischlag, Crosby Devitt

    In this podcast we feature the Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network with Marty Vermey, senior agronomist with Grain Farmers of Ontario, Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Matt Beischlag, a delegate from District 6 (Haldimand,…

    • 38 min

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