With wheat harvest on the minds of many of #YourFarmers these days,Â we were curious, what gets made from OntarioÂ wheat? We’ve already spoken about theÂ different types of wheat that can be grown, but what varieties of wheat are grown in Ontario? Where are they grown and what is made from these wheat varieties?
This past weekend, our Growing Connections exhibit visited the Honda Indy Toronto races in Toronto, Ontario! We were on hand for three days of racing to share stories about Ontario grain farms and to discuss #YourFarmers contributions to the bio-fuels industry.
Does growing grain for biofuels contribute to world hunger?
The simplest answer is no. There is a great discussion to be had around food and fuel and what producing grains for both in the right amount means for the economy and the environment. Continue reading “Food and Fuel”
This past week Ontario has seen some record breaking high temperatures. Over the Canada Day long weekend, many parts of Ontario were in heat warning areas with extreme heat and humidity levels. How did this heat wave affect the grain growing in the fields?
If you’re out driving past grain fields in the upcoming weeks, you may notice grain farmers walking their field and examining the plants. With most of the Ontario grain crop now planted, many farmers will be out keeping an eye out on their fields as the seedlings begin growing.
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