Issues

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.

Water Stewardship

In our increasingly erratic climate, farmers face a future of extreme flooding and drought. But they’ll still need to produce quality food.

Updated Jun 25, 2021

Soil Health

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 May 14, 2021

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 Mar 3, 2021

Nutrient Management

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 Aug 27, 2021

Land Use Policy

Good planning can prevent urban sprawl onto our valuable food-growing and naturally sensitive lands.

Updated Sep 21, 2021

Farmland Preservation

The CFFO is concerned about the long-term protection of our best farmland for farming.

Updated Sep 21, 2021

Farm Labour

Farm Labour and Safety

Updated Mar 12, 2021

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 Nov 5, 2021

Environmental Stewardship

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 Nov 19, 2021

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 Nov 1, 2021

For archived information on this and other Issues, please contact us.