Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JANUARY 2015
FEATURES
The 87 cent dollar
Amy Petherick
Supply and demand pricing
Todd Austin
The corn challenge
Philip Shaw
Overcoming challenges
Ken Whitelaw
Looking at the basis
John Jordan
High and then low
Victor Aideyan
Farm Action Now
Meghan Burke
Efficient transport
Stephen Kell
The Western Canada grain market
Dana Omland
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Abundant crops
Cal Whewell
2015 price outlook
Edith Munro
Soil health
Anne Verhallen and Adam Hayes, OMAFRA
Storage: it's in the bag
Edith Munro
Higher achievement
Melanie Epp
IN EVERY ISSUE
Disappointment
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Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 4: MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Business side: Planning tips for 2015
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
In the news
NEWS BITES THAT MATTER
GFO Newsletter for January 2015
GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO
Research roundup
FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH
Future of grain
HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
Cropside: White mould management
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
WEB SPECIAL
Under ice and snow
GRAIN BIN WINTER SAFETY
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The 87 cent dollar
ASSESSING THE EXCHANGE RATE
Amy Petherick

IT MAY BE some time before the Canadian dollar (CAD) and the U.S. dollar (USD) return to a persistent parity. Although a high exchange rate is usually said to hurt buyers, some analysts say farmers making a lot of purchases in the coming months
2015 FarmSmart
A FULL LINE-UP of presenters has been confirmed for the 2015 FarmSmart and SoilSmart agricultural conferences.For a third year, a full-day event will precede the main FarmSmart conference. Following in the successful footsteps of CornSmart and
Updates from @GrainFarmerMag


A new use for residue
THERE ARE A multitude of uses for corn as an ingredient in a wide variety of foods and household products, livestock feed, and fuel. Much of the time, however, only the corn kernels are harvested for use, leaving corn stalk residue on the
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