Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2015
FEATURES
A leadership experience
Tom Farfaras
The International Year of Soils
Edith Munro
The California drought
Bruce Kelly, Farm &?Food Care
Update: Project One Seed
Rick Youlton
The defender of the farmer
Melanie Epp
Maintaining an important relationship
Rachel Telford
Growing RTRS soybeans
Rachel Telford
Understanding precision agriculture
Doug Aspinall, Nicole Rabe, and Ian McDonald; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Plant Breeders' Rights
Treena Hein
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
New neonicotinoid regulations
Seed money
Amy Petherick
Farmer style
Erin Calhoun
Instagram ambassadors
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Business side: Due diligence
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
Future of grain
HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
In the news
NEWS BITES THAT MATTER
GFO Newsletter for June/July 2015
GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO
Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 8: OPENING A TRADING ACCOUNT
Cropside: Seed destructor
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
Research roundup
FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH
WEB SPECIAL
Avian flu raises questions about feed demand
CHALLENGES FACING U.S. FARMERS
American connections
COLLABORATION AMONG COMMODITY GROUPS
The future of wheat
THE BREEDER'S PERSPECTIVE
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 June/July 2015

A leadership experience
STUDY TOUR OF CHILE AND ARGENTINA
Tom Farfaras

TOM FARFARAS, GRAIN Farmers of Ontario’s finance manager, was a member of Class 15 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). At their graduation ceremony at the end of March, Farfaras was selected by his class peers as someone who
The International Year of Soils
THE UNITED NATION’S declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils is prompting efforts in many nations to increase public understanding of the importance of soils to food security, inform decision makers, and support policies that protect
Updates from @GrainFarmerMag


The California drought
POLITICIANS ARE FINALLY taking action to improve water conservation efforts in California. In April, Governor Jerry Brown announced a 25 per cent reduction in water use by residences, businesses, and farms, as the Sierra Nevada snowpack disappears
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