Here's a seasonal entry that addresses questions about the division of general farm organizations in Ontario. It's penned by John Clement, a fine journalist in his own right who combines his journalistic talents with...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
In Ontario, there may be some unrest between producer groups and commodity organizations (see earlier posts about soybean growers opt-out opt-in decision), but it's fair to say relations between the province and the largest...Read More
A few weeks ago, many Ontario soybean growers were unhappy their board decided to stop pursuing the four-year joint commodity-group dream with corn and wheat producers. They said so, and the board listened. Now, the board wants...Read More
Canadian livestock producers asked governments for aid to get through the current price crisis. Today, Ottawa and the provinces responded with what is likely to be seen as additional loans. I don't think that's what...Read More
Those who were wondering if the rising fortunes in some parts of agriculture (grains and oilseeds, in particular, whose prices overall have risen 40 per cent in the past year) are real or a blip, should check out a new report...Read More
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.