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March Classic exhibit hall - bigger than ever

GUELPH, ON (January 25, 2013) – The 2013 Grain Farmers of Ontario March Classic in London, Ontario will feature a diverse exhibit hall for all attendees of the conference.  Along with the lineup of world class speakers, attendees can browse the 8000 square foot hall with over 50 exhibitors booked to date.

There will be exhibitors from virtually all business sectors of the grain industry including finance, seed, fertilizer, crop protection, business management, marketing, and equipment. As well this year, each booth will have a prize displayed and everyone will have a chance to win!

New this year, the Grain Farmers of Ontario Market Development team has created a product showcase to feature companies and projects that have been funded in part by Grain Farmers of Ontario. There will also be a chance to meet the four innovators behind these projects that use Ontario grains.

Don’t forget, the first early bird draw closes January 31st which is only a week away. Those who pre-register are entered into a draw for a chance to win a Petro Canada Price Preferred gas card to save 25 cents per litre off fuel at any Petro Canada location or a bottle of locally distilled Collingwood Whisky made from Ontario grain corn and pure spring water from Georgian Bay.

Speakers this year include Evan Solomon from CBC’s Power & Politics, Cal Whewell, Risk Management Consultant at FCStone, Elaine Froese on Farm Succession Planning, and keynote speaker Ron MacLean from Hockey Night in Canada. The conference takes place on March 18th, 2013 at the London Convention Centre.  For more information and to pre-register, visit www.gfo.ca/MarchClassic

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, 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.

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Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend two full-day marketing seminars on grain marketing: Intro to Futures & Options, as well as the more advanced Options & Technical Analysis.

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Commodity Period Price Weekly Movement
Corn CBOT March 3.61 ↑ 05 cents
Soybeans CBOT March 9.96 ↑ 04 cents
Wheat CBOT March 4.51 ↑ 18 cents
Wheat Minn. March 6.07 ↑ 01 cents
Wheat Kansas March 4.67 ↑ 35 cents
Chicago Oats March 2.65 ↓ 10 cents
Canadian $ March 0.8130 ↑ 0.23 points

Notice: The commentary for all commodities was written at 10 a.m. on February 8 before the release of the February United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.

Cash Grain prices as of the close, February 7, are as follows: SWW @ $210.13 ($5.72/bu), HRW @ $207.82/MT ($5.66/bu), HRS @ $233.89/MT ($6.37/bu), SRW @ $205.52/MT ($5.59/bu).

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The winter season in North America is often one of hopes and dreams. With the January 2018 USDA report a month old the scope of the 2017 crop is now becoming a memory. Farmers have turned the page and will soon be planting corn in places like Texas. However, in the southern hemisphere corn and soybean crops are growing in the field and affecting prices every day. While the northern hemisphere freezes under the snow, weather in Argentina and Brazil has been defining the initial grain fundamentals for 2018.

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On February 8th, the USDA released its latest World Supply and Demand Estimates. (WASDE) The USDA lowered US corn ending stocks to 2.352 billion bushels down 125 million bushels from last month. This was totally related to an increase in US corn exports by the same amount. This was attributed to a weakened US dollar and reduction in both Argentinian and Ukrainian corn exports. Hot weather in Argentina had USDA lowering their corn production 2.8 MMT to 39 MMT. USDA maintained Brazil corn production of 95 MMT.

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