The CFFO promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability through our farming policies. We base our work in Christian stewardship principles.
Our focus is on four key policy issues: farmland preservation, soil health, water stewardship and agri-food sector success. But agricultural policy today touches on a broad spectrum of issues. The CFFO frequently advocates to government on a wide variety of issues affecting Ontario agriculture.
Learn more about the issues we’re working on now.
Long-term approaches to protect our farmland and clean water must be balanced with the development needs of our growing province.
Updated May 15, 2020
Agri-food Sector Success
Government policy on economic, energy, labour and environmental issues (to name a few) can either help or hinder our province’s farmers and rural communities.
Updated Jan 14, 2021
On the farm, CFFO supports environmental stewardship practices that will leave the land in as good or better condition for the next generation. In our advocacy efforts, we support policies that work toward the very same goal.
Updated Dec 2, 2020
Farm Animal Care
CFFO is concerned for the importance of animal care on farms. We want to see a credible, transparent, and effective animal protection system across the province.
Updated Oct 15, 2020
Farm Labour and Safety
Updated Feb 1, 2021
The CFFO is concerned about the long-term protection of our best farmland for farming.
Updated Sep 11, 2020
Land Use Policy
Good planning can prevent urban sprawl onto our valuable food-growing and naturally sensitive lands.
Updated Sep 11, 2020
CFFO strongly supports practices that reduce nutrient loss into the environment. Farmers have made vast improvements in recent years, but there’s still work to be done.
Updated Feb 7, 2020
Red Tape Reduction
Current provincial government has been focused on cutting onerous red tape for business and industry, including agriculture. CFFO strongly supports red tape reduction that does not compromise the long-term welfare of Ontario’s land and people.
Updated Nov 27, 2019
Good soil stewardship is foundational for farming. It’s also foundational to human health and prosperity, as well as the health of the broader environment.
Updated Feb 28, 2020
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